D’Station signs Watson

D’Station Racing has signed their third and final driver for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

The Japanese team has made an agreement with Andrew Watson, who raced for Gulf Racing UK through the 2019/20 season in FIA WEC, plus the occasional ELMS outing for the team.

26-year-old Watson is ranked Silver, which is exactly what the team needs next to Gold driver Tomonobu Fujii and Bronze driver Satoshi Hoshino.

D’Station Racing will make its FIA WEC debut in 2021 but has signed with TF Sport, which was close at claiming at the GTE Am title in 2019/20, but ended up losing out to AF Corse.

Graphics: D’Station Racing/TF Sport

Watson has Aston Martin Vantage experience, since he previously raced the GT3 version in GT World Challenge Europe. There is a bit of difference between the GT3 and GTE versions – but he is used to the speed from his Porsche driving in the FIA WEC.

He was testing the brand new 911 RSR-19 model in November, when Gulf Racing got that car delivered. That model is allowed in the FIA WEC and European Le Mans Series for this year, but the choice was to go for a full season in the FIA WEC in the Aston Martin Vantage.

The team is part of a 13 car GTE Am field in the FIA World Endurance Championship 2021, and most likely, a 20+ entry for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2021. The exact number of entrants will be announced on 9 March.

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