The seats are slowly filling up for the upcoming European Le Mans Series.
The defending champions saw one of their three drivers leave for DragonSpeed (Memo Rojas). It didn’t take them long before they signed a new driver alongside Paul Loup Chatin and Paul Lafargue. They will be joined by Richard Bradley, who raced for Duqueine Engineering last year.
Bradley won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015 for KCMG, and finished second in the FIA World Endurance Championship season that year in LMP2. He has had a lot of swapping and changing teams since then. He finished third in the 2017 ELMS standings, racing for Graff, before 2018 was an Asia-only year for him.
His now-former team, Duqueine Engineering has three new faces in their car for the 2020 season. Tristan Gommendy, Jonathan Hirschi and Konstantin Tereschenko will race the blue and black ORECA 07 #30 at the 6 ELMS round, and hopefully Circuit de la Sarthe in June too, entry permitted. Gommendy and Hirschi arrive from the Graff team, where the pair raced for the last couple of seasons. Tereschenko raced for Panis Barthez Competition #24 last year, following his debut season for AVF by Adrian Valles in 2018.
While the first two teams are LMP2 teams, we will have 360 Racing continuing to stay in LMP3.
They only have a single change in their line-up. Terrence Woodward and Ross Kaiser will continue racing the car, while they will have James Swift back in the car. Swift raced for the team for most of the 2018 season but didn’t do any racing in 2019, where he was replaced by James Dayson as the third driver on the car.
The full entry list for the European Le Mans Series 2020, is expected to be made public within the next three weeks.