Hanley Steps in for Lynn


G-Drive Racing, Oreca 07-Gibson, LMP2, #26, Roman Rusinov, Pierre Thiriet, Alex Lynn, 24 Hours of Le Mans Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe France © Craig Robertson

As Alex Lynn joins the list of those who are not avaibale for the 6 Hours of Nurburgring due to a calendar clash that sees the New York ePrix fall on the same weekend, G-Drive Racing are a driver short for the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship. After a lengthy debate, Ben Hanley has been selected by the team to take the third seat.

Joining #26 G-Drive crew, Hanley will race for his third WEC LMP2 team this year. He has raced in the #28 TDS Racing, standing in for the injured Matthieu Vaxiviere for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, and for his European Le Mans Series team DragonSpeed for last month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The G-Drive team will be constructed of Hanley, Pierre Thiriet and Roman Rusinov – #26 team regulars.

“Ben Hanley proved himself in Spa and he is an excellent choice to substitute Alex Lynn for one race.” Rusinov said, ahead of the fourth round of the 2017 championship. “We also were talking to Antonio Pizzonia – we would have been happy to see him with us, but unfortunelt he had other commitments.”