SEASON

G-Drive Racing is one of the most successful teams in World Endurance Championship’s (FIA WEC) history. Starting in 2013, for three full seasons G-Drive Racing team pilots have earned 15 pole positions and won 12 races out of 24 (50%) witch appears to be a record within WEC. In 2016 the team will participate in two endurace racing series. One car in FIA World Endurance Championship and one in European Le Mans Series respectively. At “6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps” and “24 hours Le Mans” both cars will race side by side.

ALEXANDER KRYLOV

«G-Drive Racing is a one of a kind project that successfully serves both sports and business objectives. It brought a Russian pilot to WEC champion’s podium in 2015, and it also allows us to test our premium petrol in real race conditions.

This season we have set ourselves an ambitious goal to win in both legendary Le Mans series. To achieve this, we have two different prototypes from two manufacturers – ORECA for Roman Rusinov’s crew, and Gibson for the second G-Drive Racing crew.»

 

 

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Crew 26

Oreca 05-Nissan LMP2

Chassis

Carbon-fibre composite monocoque

Engine

NISMO VK45DE 4,494 cc (about 490 bhp)

Suspension

Independent double wishbone pushrod system with horizontal spring/damper unit

Transmission

Xtrac 6-speed
sequential

Length

4.640 mm (176.5 in)

Weight

900 kg (1,984.2 lb)

Tyres

Dunlop

Roman Rusinov

21.10.1981
@Roman_Rusinov @romanrusinoff
2015 Champion (4 wins) LMP2 FIA WEC
2014 2nd place (4 wins) LMP2 FIA WEC
2013 3rd place (4 wins) LMP2 FIA WEC
2005 test driver Midland F1 team
2004 Champion (1 win) GT ELMS
2002 3rd place Formula Palmer Audi

«It will be a fantastic championship this year. Our team, pilots and the car are perfect. Acheiving last year‘s heights will not be an easy task, since we have pretty strong competitors in the LMP2 class. But we will do our best to defend the title and win Le Mans 24 hours!»

Alex Brundle

07.08.1990
@AlexBrundle @alexbrundleracing
2016 2 wins LMP3 European Le Mans Series
2013 2nd place LMP2 FIA WEC
2011 7th place FIA Formula 2
2008 6th place Formula Palmer Audi

«Our car is really fast. I want to thank all the team for the support during preseason tests. It was really helpful for me in getting used to the forthcoming challenges. I expect us to be fast this season. I‘m looking forward to race!»

Rene Rast

26.10.1986
@ReneRastRacing @renerast
2016 1st place 24 Hours Daytona (GT)
2014 1st place ADAC GT Masters 1st
in Nurburgring 24 Hours
2014
2012
1st place Spa 24 Hours
2011
2010
1st place Porsche Supercup
2008 1st place Porsche Carrera Cup
2002 1st place German ICA Junior Kart Cup

«I‘m really happy to join G-Drive Racing team. We have done quite a job already with Roman and Nathanael, pushing forward in each session during preseason tests. This year‘s LMP2 line up is really strong, but we are 100% ready. Our main goal is to fight for the win in every race!»

April 17

«6 Hours of Silverstone»

May 7

«6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps»

June 18-19

«24 Hours of Le Mans»

July 24

«6 hours of Nurburgring»

September 3

«6 hours of Mexico»

September 17

«6 Hours of COTA»

October 16

«6 Hours of Fuji»

November 6

«6 Hours of Shanghai»

November 19

«6 Hours of Bahrain»

Gibson 015S-Nissan LMP2

Chassis

Carbon-fibre composite monocoque

Engine

NISMO VK45DE 4,494 cc (about 490 bhp)

Suspension

Independent double wishbone pushrod
system with horizontal spring/damper unit

Transmission

Ricardo 6-speed semi-automatic

Length

4.482 mm (176.5 in)

Weight

900 kg (1,984.2 lb)

Tyres

Dunlop

Simon Dolan

20.05.1969
@simondolan
2014 2nd place (1 win) ELMS
2014 1st place 24 Hours of Le-Mans LMP2
2013 3rd place ELMS
2011 8th place LMS GTE Pro
2009 3rd place Speed UK Series

«The last two seasons we were really close to winning European Le Mans Series championship, so we have to make it this year. Winning Le Mans 24 hours is our goal as well.»

Giedo van der Garde

25.04.1985
@GvanderGarde @gvandergarde
2013 F1 driver Caterham F1 Team
2012 6th place (2 wins) GP2
2011 3rd place GP2 Asia
2008 Champion
(5 wins)
Formula Renault
3.5 Series
2006 6th place
(1 win)
Formula 3 Euro Series

«I‘m sharp as a razor and feeling fast. Ready as ever for the coming season, because I only have one goal - winning!»

Harry Tincknell

29.10.1991
@HarryTincknell @harrytincknell
2014 2th place (1 win) ELMS
2014 1th place 24 Hours of Le-Mans LMP2
2013 5th place
(1 win)
European FIA Formula 3
2012 5th place
(4 wins)
British Formula 3
2009 Champion
(2 wins)
Formula Renault 2.0
UK Winter Series

„I was training really hard during the off season in order to be in my best condition from the very start. We have a great team and more is yet to come!“

April 16

«4 Hours of Silverstone»

May 15

«4 Hours of Imola»

July 17

«4 Hours of The Red Bull Ring»

August 28

«4 Hours of Le Castellet»

September 25

«4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps»

October 23

«4 Hours of Estoril»