Vector Sport has found their substitute for the opening round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship at Sebring International Raceway in just over one month time.
The new LMP2 team has Ryan Cullen and Nico Müller as their full-season drivers, while Sebastien Bourdais will have to miss the first race of the year, since his Cadillac Racing contract in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has first priority.
So Vector Sport has had to find a replacement for him – and that is one of the very best out there, from the sportscar world.
Mike Rockenfeller will be doing this round for the team, and has plenty of prototype experience. The German racer has been part of Audi Sport and their LMP1 programme, including a win at Le Mans 2010, and has raced the Sebring track many times.
He has also been racing as part of Corvette Racing for many years, as their third driver at the endurance rounds, including the 24 Hours of Daytona, Sebring 12 Hours, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Petit Le Mans.
His primary tasks has however been in the DTM series for Audi Sport, which he won in 2013. Despite Rocky not having raced in an LMP2 car before, he does have experience from DTM cars, and the modern DPi cars, which are based on LMP2 cars.
Vector Sport #10 has 14 competitors, when they will make their debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship at Sebring on 18 March 2022.