Nathanael Berthon has signed a contract with Rebellion Racing. That was announced by the team in a press release today.
The 29 year-old Frenchman has signed with the team for the rest of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2018/19 and the full 2019/20 season.
He will be driving car #3, where a yet unnamed driver will have to leave the seat. Thomas Laurent, Mathias Beche and Gustavo Menezes had driven that car ever since it was launched at Paul Ricard in April 2018.
Berthon was part of the FIA WEC at the two first rounds in 2018/19, where he raced for DragonSpeed in LMP2. It was planned to do just those two rounds, since they had signed Anthony Davidson, who had Toyota Gazoo Racing commitments until then.
Nathanael Berthon has previously raced in things like GP2 and Formula E, before turning into sportscars 2017, where he raced for Panis Barthez Competition in 2017.
2018 was primarily WTCR racing for him, but now he is back to sportscars again.
It could appear a bit strange to break up #3, since they are current third in the FIA WEC LMP Championship, behind both Toyota Gazoo Racing cars, and still with a chance of winning the title, in case both Toyotas get into troubles. It could be down to one of the three current drivers getting and offer they can’t refuse. We will know a lot more about that in the coming days and weeks, when it’s announced who will leave the outfit.
The next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be run at Sebring on 15 March 2019.