Oliver Webb will join OAK Racing at the opening round of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The Englishman will be the fourth member of the OAK squad at the Floridian opener, driving the #42 Morgan-Nissan LMP2 alongside teammates Olivier Pla, Roman Rusinov and Gustavo Yacaman. All three of the drivers participated at the ‘Roar Before the Rolex‘ test days, awaiting the announcement of their final teammate for the race itself.
“We’re very happy to welcome Oliver to OAK Racing,” said team principle, Philippe Dumas. “He’s put on some great performances in single-seaters at the top level. There’s not a big difference between driving an LM P2 and a single-seater at the level at which he’s raced so he should have no problems adapting to the Morgan-Nissan LM P2.”
Webb, 22, has considerable experience in top-level single-seater racing, taking second place in the 2013 World Series by Renault 3.5. As such, Webb should have no trouble making himself at home in an LMP2 machine, added to his previous endurance outings in GTs and several LMP2 tests in 2013.
“I’m delighted to be joining OAK Racing in the Morgan-Nissan LM P2 car for the Daytona 24Hours,” added Webb. “A race I’ve always looked up to and wanted to compete in, especially while living and racing in the USA in 2012. OAK Racing is a great team that has had such success in WEC including winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in LM P2, that I have no doubt we will enjoy great success at Daytona.”