Will Stevens to race with G-Drive Racing at Fuji

28th September 2016

G-Drive Racing will welcome Will Stevens back to the team for the 6 Hours of Fuji on October 16.

Stevens, who race for the team at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June will join Roman Rusinov and Alex Brundle in the No.26 G-Drive racing ORECA- 05-Nissan LMP2 car at the Japanese venue.

The move comes after René Rast was recalled by Audi Sport to compete in the final DTM event at Hockenheim which clashes with the seventh round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji. Rast was loaned to G-Drive Racing at the start of the 2016 season.

Stevens has made a strong start to his endurance racing career after switching from Formula One at the start of the current season. The 25-year old enjoyed a successful first ever Le Mans 24 hours with G-Drive Racing in June when he and teammates Rusinov and Rast finished a close second in LMP2.

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Hailing from Walton-On-Thames in Surrey, UK, Stevens is also competing in the Blancpain GT Series this year, sharing an Audi R8 LMS with Rene Rast.

The G-Drive Racing WEC campaign has so far seen the No.26 ORECA 05-Nissan display superb pace with four pole positions and three podium placings

Quotes

Will Stevens

“I am delighted to return to WEC with G-Drive Racing for the Fuji event. I really enjoyed my time with the team at Le Mans where we showed we could mount a strong challenge for a potential victory. Fuji is a new circuit for me but one which I think we will have a very strong package in the G-Drive Racing ORECA 05-Nissan.”

Sam Hignett

“We are happy to welcome Will back to the team in René’s absence for the Fuji race. Will integrated in to the team very quickly at Le Mans and showed good pace and consistency at the wheel. He is obviously a very talented driver and one who has the attributes to have a great endurance career.

“The choice was made easy for us after René was called up for DTM duty. We know Will and he evidenced at Le Mans that he learns quickly and understands the team ethic we race by. I believe we have a very strong unit going to Japan and that we can challenge once again for LMP2 victory.”

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