Prema doubles up for FIA WEC

Prema Racing will double their LMP2 effort for the FIA World Endurance Championship 2023.

The team made their LMP2 debut in 2022, with a single car in the FIA WEC, and a single car in the European Le Mans Series. They won races and the Championship in ELMS, while they claimed a single podium finish at Le Mans 2022, which counted towards the FIA WEC season.

Car #9 will have Juan Manuel Correa as one of the drivers. He will do a combined FIA WEC and FIA Formula 2 season. There are some date clashes, so the exact split between those series, is not yet announced by the Equadorian-American driver.

Orlen Prema Racing #9
Photo: JJ Media

Car #63 will have Doriane Pin as one of the drivers. The 19-year-old Frenchman has made a rapid career in sportscars, where she went from a GT3 programme at Iron Lynx, onto a Ferrari Challenge programme, in addition to selected FIA WEC and ELMS race weekends. On top of the Ferrari Challenge title in 2022, there was another big highlight with her Spa 24 Hours win together with Sarah Bovy, Rahel Frey and Michelle Gatting. She got her first taste of LMP2 on the day following the ELMS finale in Portimao, testing with Prema. She got another test during the FIA WEC Rookie test in Bahrain.

The status of a potential ELMS programme is not yet announced, neither are the teammates of Pin and Correa.

The FIA WEC 2023 season starts at Sebring International Raceway on 17 March, with the Prologue test one weekend earlier.

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