Floyd Vanwall Racing Team is pleased to announce Job van Uitert will join the team for the FIA WEC Rookie Test at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 5th of November. Van Uitert who previously raced in the FIA World Endurance Championship and ELMS (European Le Mans Series) in the LMP 2 category will now step up and test the Vandervell 680 Hypercar in the top class of Le Mans prototypes.
Job van Uitert said: “I’m very pleased to be joining the Floyd Vanwall Racing Team for the Rookie Test in Bahrain. It is a great next step in my career to have the opportunity to drive a Hypercar. I’d like to thank Dr. Colin Kolles for placing trust in me and I look forward to my first laps in the Vandervell 680.”
Vanwall Team Principal Dr. Colin Kolles said: “I have been following Job’s career since he started in Formula 4. He has impressed me with his performance, determination and consistency racing LMP2 prototypes. Throughout my motorsport career I have encouraged and supported talented young drivers and I am sure the Rookie Test provides an excellent opportunity for Job to demonstrate his skills in our Vanwall Hypercar”
Floyd Vanwall Racing Team is happy to announce the signing of Ryan Briscoe to the team for the final round of the FIA WEC 2023 season at Bahrain. Briscoe will share the cockpit of the Vandervell 680 with the teams regular drivers Esteban Guerrieri and Tristan Vautier. João Paulo de Oliveira who did join the team for Monza and Fuji is not available due to a commitment to his other racing project in Japan.
Ryan Briscoe said: “I’m pleased to be joining the team for the final round of the 2023 World Endurance Championship. I’d like to thank Dr Colin Kolles for the opportunity and look forward to my first laps in the Vandervell 680.”
“Ryan is an excellent driver with a lot of experience in Prototype Racing cars” said Vanwall Team Principal Dr. Colin Kolles. “With Esteban, Tristan and Ryan we have a strong line up for the last event of the 2023 FIA WEC season.”
It all comes down to this. After four rounds, starting in the desert of Sakhir back in September, we arrive at the Circuit de la Sarthe for the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans.
The race is a marathon, but it's also a sprint because not only do our drivers have to be consistent, but also drive at their absolute limit like it was a sprint, in order to stay competitive.
The season kicked off with 8 hours of racing at the Bahrain International Circuit, the action was everywhere.
The sun was starting to fall over the Sakhir desert and the green light ignited the fire burning inside the drivers of the 40 cars before race start.
We are immensely excited to announce that Burst Esport and ByKOLLES will continue the partnership in the brand new Le Mans Virtual Series - The successor to the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual last year, where we finished 2nd overall. We will enter two cars in the LMP2 class named Floyd ByKOLLES-Burst & Alpha Industries ByKOLLES-Burst. The driver line-ups will be revealed at a later date.