CEFC TRSM Racing will have a Le Mans winner in the team, when the FIA World Endurance Championship 2018/19 season starts in two weeks at Spa Francorchamps.
Oliver Turvey will share car #6 with Oliver Rowland and Alex Brundle, who were already announced prior to the Prologue two weeks ago.
Turvery won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014 with JOTA Sport, on a late call-up. The plan for JOTA Sport was to run Le Mans rookie Harry Tincknell, Simon Dolan and Marc Gene, but Gene was called back to Audi Sport, when Loic Duval had a huge shunt in the Wednesday practice, and wasn’t able to run in the race.
Turvey already knew the JOTA car from 2013, so it was a natural choice for the team – and fortunately they won the LMP2 race.
Turvey has since gone on to race in Super GT in Japan, before jumping onto the Formula E train, where he has driven three and a half seasons for the NIO team. He has been connected to McLaren as test- and reserve driver, and used numerous hours in the simulator in Woking.
Even thought Turvey won’t get a lot of laps in the car prior to the debut in Spa, he has proven time and time again, that he don’t need must getting used to new racing cars. And with two good teammates like Rowland and Brundle, the three young Brits will surely get up to speed very quickly. So it’s all about crossing fingers for the car being reliable, and staying out of the garage.
The CEFC TRSM Racing enters two brand new Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Mecachrome in the LMP1 category, where they will fight against 8 other LMP1 cars this season.