Brundle joins G-Drive for remainder of WEC season


G-Drive Racing has signed Alex Brundle for the remainder of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

The 25 year old Briton fills the gap left by Nathanael Berthon, who parted ways with the team before the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

He will share the #26 ORECA 05-Nissan with Rene Rast and Roman Rusinov, who are currently second in the WEC LMP2 standings.

Brundle’s signing ends the mini merry-go-round in the LMP2 driver ranks after Berthon’s seat at Le Mans was given to Manor WEC driver Will Stevens.

Stevens, whose full-season LMP2 entry was not eligible for the 24 hour race, will return to Manor’s two car lineup for the remainder of the season.

Brundle is a familiar face in the WEC paddock, having finished second in the 2013 LMP2 championship with Oak Racing. In 2016, Brundle is taking part in his first full time LMP3 campaign with United Autosports, and currently leads the European Le Mans Series standings.

There are no further clashes between the WEC and the ELMS this season, meaning Brundle is clear to race in both.

“I’m delighted to be driving for G-Drive Racing in the final 6 races of the FIA WEC, especially with the incredibly strong package that the team has put together for this season,” he said.

“The Nürburgring event can’t come soon enough and it’s fantastic to be re-joining this global series, representing my long term sponsors Richard Mille.”

“It will be a real privilege to work with the team, who have proven it to be one of the best endurance outfits worldwide. With the massive experience of Rene and the pace of Roman I think we will make a potent combination, to deliver strong results for the remainder of the season.”

Brundle makes his race debut with the Jota-run G-Drive squad at the 6 Hours of the Nurburgring on July 24.