Bruno Spengler will be a new ByKolles Racing Team driver, when the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 starts once again.
The team hasn’t run any races in this current FIA WEC season, but they were on the reserves list at Le Mans, and following other teams deciding not to take up their entry, they are now elevated onto the starting grid.
So the team have to get up and running now, with some racing and testing.
Spengler is primarily known from the DTM series, which he entered from Formula 3. He was a Mercedes driver for many years, but he switched to BMW, where he still has a works seat today.
Canadiske Spengler will share the LMP1 car with Tom Dillmann, and a not yet announced third driver. The team is currently testing at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France, to get ready for the two races in August and September.
ByKolles Racing Team had Danish racing driver Mikkel Mac testing for them last week, at a Munich Airport location, where he did a function test ahead of this weeks test. Mac ran in the Michelin Le Mans Cup last year, where he narrowly missed out on the GT3 title. He currently only has a race seat in the Danish Super GT series, which is a sprint series running Mitjet Supertourisme cars.
ByKolles Racing Team will run at the 6 Hours of Spa in August, and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Whether they will take the trip to the season finale in Bahrain in November, is yet to be decided.