Alex Brundle will finally have the chance to participate in the most prestigious sportscar category of them all, LMP1.
The 27 year-old Englishman has signed with the CEFC TRSM Racing, formerly known as Manor.
The team has participated in the FIA World Endurance Championship for the last two years in the LMP2 category, but moves up into LMP1 with the brand new Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Mecachrome.
The will enter two cars, and Brundle will run in the #6 together with Oliver Rowland, with the third driver yet to be announced.
Alex Brundle has raced sportscars since 2012, where it primarily has been LMP2 cars. He was very close at winning the 2013 LMP2 Championship, but ended up finishing second.
Brundle won the 2016 LMP3 Championship in the European Le Mans Series for United Autosports, while the 2017 highlight was his second podium finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
He will finally have the chance to go for the outright win in 2018 and 2019, just like when his father Martin Brundle won back in 1990 with Jaguar. Two years earlier he had become World Champion in sportscars for Jaguar, so Alex will have the chance of emulating that this time around.
But nothing is decided before 24 and 90 hours have been run this time around.
Alex Brundle and the rest of CEFC TRSM Racing will participate in this year’s FIA WEC Prologue at Paul Ricard, where they will be testing against all of their LMP1 competitors for the first time.