Gulf Racing will once again participate in the European Le Mans Series this season, with a view to contesting the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.
After entering two cars in the hotly contested GTE category last year, the UAE-based team has decided to strip back to a solitary Porsche 911 RSR for this year’s campaign in order to put together a more concentrated title bid. In addition, the team has been bookmarked as the fourth reserve for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Team Principal Mike Wainwright will be partnered by Adam Carroll and experienced Briton James Winslow, who will be making his debut for Gulf Racing at the 4 Hours of Silverstone (April 11).
With just one car competing in the ELMS this season, team drivers Stuart Hall and Roald Goethe will be representing Aston Martin Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship GTE-Am class.
Personally I am very much looking forward to the new season which I believe will bring more opportunities and hopefully success on the track,” said Mike Wainwright. “We have a very well organised team who are desperate to show their true potential, I hope that in 2015 we achieve some of our goals. Racing again at Le Mans and with Porsche would be very special, hopefully that will become a reality’
‘We are very pleased to return to the ELMS with Porsche, its genuinely our goal to win the championship this year and we feel we have a strong enough package to do that,” explained Team Manager Matt Beers. “In addition we are hoping to also to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, bringing the Gulf Racing brand, with Porsche machinery, back to this fantastic spectacle. We are fourth on the reserve list for the event’.
New driver James Winslow added: “I’m very happy to be joining Gulf Racing in 2015. Every driver wants to be with the best team and that is exactly what has happened here, Gulf Racing is an exciting team with very talented team members. I join two very good co-drivers with Mike & Adam, we are a very strong combination and I’m looking forward to getting the season underway”.