Dempsey-Proton Racing with 4 new drivers

Dempsey-Proton Racing will enter 4 new drivers in the 6 seats for the FIA WEC 2018/19 season.

Team owner Christian Ried is back in Porsche 911 RSR #77, while he will be joined by the two young Porsche Junior drivers Matt Campbell and Julien Andlauer.

Campbell was amongst the fastest drivers in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2017, grabbing several victories during the season.

Julien Andlauer won the Porsche Carrera Cup France in 2017, and was then chosen by Porsche Junior driver ahead of this season. Alongside his FIA WEC programme, he will do a season in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup too.

Dempsey-Proton Competition Porsche #77
Photo: JJ Media

Car #88 will have well-known Matteo Cairoli in the car, and he will be the base in the car, having already raced for the team last year. He will be joined by Giorgio Roda and Khalid Al Qubaisi.

Giorgio Roda race in the European Le Mans Series in 2017, where he was part of the Spirit of Race #51. He was part of the class winning crew at Spa Francorchamps. The 24 year-old racing driver has plenty of speed in his right food, but after four seasons in Ferraris, he needs to learn about a Porsche 911 RSR, even though it shouldn’t as lethal to drive as it predecessors with the rear engine. The 2017 version of the 911 is the model where the engine has been put forward, making it better with regards to setup opportunities and a much larger diffuser than the older version.

Khalid Al Qubaisi is the Bronze ranked driver in the car, but he raced a lot in the previous version of the 911. He had a small break in 2017, where the 24 Hours of Le Mans was his only race in a GTE car. But prior to that, he had three full seasons with Proton Competition.

With these two driver line-ups, it’s very likely to see them towards the front of the GTE Am category, where they will fight against the brand colleagues Project 1 Motorsport and Gulf Racing, but also three Ferrari 488 GTE and two Aston Martin Vantage cars.

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