G-Drive Racing, managed by Kent-based JOTA Sport, has announced that Alex Brundle will join the team to partner Roman Rusinov and René Rast for the remaining rounds of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season.
Currently leading the LMP3 class in the 2016 European Le Mans Series driving for United Autosports, Brundle tested for G-Drive Racing at the Le Mans Test Weekend in June to allow him to be eligible as the team’s official reserve driver for the French classic.
Brundle has extensive sportscar experience, having competed three times at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, twice with OAK Racing, during which he finished eighth in class in 2013 driving alongside Olivier Pla and David Heinemeir Hansson and once with Greaves Motorsport in 2012.
He has also had experience in the FIA World Endurance Championship having competed in the 2013 season with OAK Racing with a further guest appearance at Shanghai in 2015 with Pegasus Racing Team Total.
“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, “ said Brundle. “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.”
G-Drive Racing is equally delighted that Brundle is joining the team.
“We are very happy to welcome Alex to the team,” said Team Principal Sam Hignett. “His attributes as a top endurance performer have been known to the team for some time and he’s clearly one of the UK’s best up and coming sportscar drivers. We are delighted to have him in the team and believe that he is a major prospect for the future.”
The fourth round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship will be the 6 Hours of Nürburgring on July 24.