ByKolles Racing Team confirms the drivers for the opening race

The ByKolles Racing Team has confirmed the drivers for the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa Francorchamps in two weeks time.

The opening race will be run by Oliver James Webb, Dominik Kraihamer and Tom Dillmann.

Those three were in the car during the Prologue at Paul Ricard two weeks ago, where especially Dillmann got a lot of laps in the car.

Webb and Kraihamer have been a part of the programme for the last couple of years, while Dillmann so far has had three starts in the FIA WEC with Signatech Alpine and ESM in the LMP2 ranks.

The young Frenchman has driven pretty much everything in single-seaters, having gone all the way from Formula Renault 1.6 via 2.0, Formula 3, GP3, GP2, Formula Renault 3.5 plus half a season in Formula E. On top of that, he has done a bit of Porsche Supercup, ADAC GT Masters and Blancpain racing, so he has done races with roof on, too.

ByKolles Racing Team #4
Photo: JJ Media

The ByKolles Racing Team will once again enter their ENSO CLM P1/01 with the Nismo engine, which was used in the Nissan LMP1 car three years ago at Le Mans too. The team has been developing the car since last summer, and has done plenty of testing kilometres.

They did 331 laps during the Prologue. Dillmann did 133 of those, while Kraihamer got 63 and Webb had 53. The team had invited Rene Binder and Kang Ling for the test two, who did 50 and 32 laps respectively. There are talks of ByKolles Racing Team potentially running a second car post Le Mans this year, and Binder and Ling are potential candidates for that.

The FIA World Endurance Championship 2018/19 season starts at Spa Francorchamps with the first race of the year on 5 May.

Related Posts