Inter Europol Competition has made a new two-year deal with Alex Brundle.
The Brit has raced for the team in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season, which was a brand new task for the Polish/German team.
The LMP2 category wasn’t brand new for the team, who has been active in both LMP3 and LMP2 in the European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series through the previous seasons – first with Ligier JS P217 LMP2, and then with ORECA 07 cars, which is the favourite choice of LMP2 material at the moment across the board.
Second generation Brundle has made a name of his own in the sportscar world, after he actually took the single-seater route all the way up to and including GP3, just like his dad Martin did back in the 80’s before he eventually reached Formula 1. That didn’t work out of his son, but just like the father was active in sportscar racing – and actually became World Champion in 1988, and Le Mans winner in 1990 – we have seen Alex doing very well in LMP racing. He made his debut at Le Mans in 2012, in the same car as dad, but he has had his own career in the European Le Mans Series and FIA World Endurance Championship.
He was part of the LMP3 Championship winning crew for United Autosports 2016, and finished second in ELMS LMP2 Championship in 2020 for the same team. So it was a jump into the unknown, when he moved to Inter Europol Competition in 2021, for their debut in FIA WEC.
The team has also confirmed that Jakub Smiechowski will continue with the team for another two years, pairing up with Brundle. Kuba has been a member of the team since 2011, where he first started out racing in Formula Renault 2,0 NEC, and then continued to race in the LMP3 series, where the team competed. When they moved into LMP2 for 2019, it was only natural that he was part of the programme.
The third driver is still not ready to be announced. Renger van der Zande was third driver for the outfit in 2021.
Inter Europol Competition finished fifth in the LMP2 Championship in FIA WEC 2021.