Sam Joins G-Drive Racing for Assault on 2015 WEC LMP2 Title
G-Drive Racing have confirmed today that they have signed Sam Bird for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season.
Sam will join forces with Russian driver, Roman Rusinov, with G-Drive for the fourth consecutive year and Frenchman Julien Canal, back with the team for a second season.
The team, who narrowly missed out on the 2014 WEC LMP2 title, will continue its highly successful association with French constructor Onroak Automotive and enter two Nissan-powered, Dunlop-shod Ligier JS P2s. The 2015 WEC season features seven 6-hour events around the globe as well as the blue-riband event of the sports car calendar, the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Sam will combine his WEC programme with his ongoing FIA Formula E duties, to which he remains fully committed. Already a race winner in Formula E, Sam currently lies second in the Championship.
Sam Bird: “I’m delighted to be joining G-Drive for the World Endurance Championship. They are a top team in LMP2, run by very professional people and the results they achieved last year speak for themselves. I will do my very best to help them go one step further this season. Thank you to everyone at G-Drive and OAK for their confidence in me”.
Philippe Dumas, Team Principal: “In our second year with G-Drive Racing we’re really determined to win the title that escaped us by such a tiny margin in 2014. Naturally, we’ve remained faithful to the Ligier JS P2 that’s proved just how competitive it is, and we have two excellent driver line-ups. We’ll be up against very stiff opposition in LMP2 with the arrival of new teams and new cars. But that makes the challenge all the more exciting and victory is our sole aim!”