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    WRT pronounces third Le Mans entry led by Bortolotti, Vanthoor

    This shall be along with WRT’s two full-season Oreca 07 entries within the FIA World Endurance Championship, the #31 automotive pushed by DTM star Rene Rast, Robin Frijns and Sean Gelael, and the #41 machine piloted by Norman Nato, Ferdinand Habsburg and Rui Andrade.

    WRT can area as much as 4 automobiles within the French endurance traditional following a stellar maiden season in prototypes in 2021, which included the Le Mans/WEC championship double in addition to title success within the European Le Mans Collection, however it’s unclear if the Belgian will take up all the automated invitations.

    “We’re delighted to have the chance to area a 3rd automotive with such a robust line-up at Le Mans, alongside the 2 granted entries due to our successes of final yr,” mentioned WRT boss Vincent Vosse.

    “In 2021, we have been capable of take the problem of debuting at Le Mans in the absolute best method, this yr we must face the problem of working a three-car entry. To that finish we are going to foresee a 3rd devoted full crew and I’m positive the whole group shall be bolstered by this addition. 

    “I’m additionally very blissful to have Rolf and Mirko again with us and to see Dries racing for us for the primary time at Le Mans. All of them are a part of the WRT household and may contribute enormously to the group’s efforts to retain our crowns. We thank each Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Audi Sport for permitting the participation of Mirko and Dries, respectively.”

    Out of the trio, Lamborghini driver Bortolotti is the one rookie on the Circuit de la Sarthe, however clinched back-to-back GTD wins on the Rolex 24 Hours from 2018-19 as a part of a GRT crew that additionally included Ineichen.

    #31 Team WRT Oreca 07 - Gibson LMP2, Robin Frijns, Ferdinand Habsburg, Charles Milesi

    #31 Group WRT Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2, Robin Frijns, Ferdinand Habsburg, Charles Milesi

    Picture by: JEP / Motorsport Photos

    Ineichen went on to make his Le Mans debut final yr within the GTE Am class with Herberth Motorsport, however 2022 would mark his first look within the prototype ranks.

    “I’m very blissful to affix Group WRT for this yr’s 24 Hours of Le Mans!,” mentioned Bortolotti. “To be debuting at this legendary race in LMP2 is definitely an incredible feeling and I can’t wait to get beginning.

    “A particular due to Lamborghini Squadra Corse for granting me permission to take action and to Group WRT for the distinctive alternative and the belief. There shall be rather a lot to be taught in a brief period of time, however having efficiently labored with Group WRT prior to now will definitely make the method smoother.”

    Audi driver Vanthoor, the reigning GT World Problem Europe Dash Cup champion with WRT, in the meantime will make his third outing in Le Mans this yr after successful the GTE Am division in 2017 with JMW Motorsport and a GTE Professional look with Hub Auto in 2021.

    “It’s in fact very thrilling to be racing once more at Le Mans, and to do it with Group WRT and with Rolf and Mirko, who aren’t new faces, as we have been teammates in GT a few seasons in the past,” mentioned Vanthoor.

    “I thank Group WRT for the chance and Audi Sport for permitting me to just accept it. Now we must get used to the automotive, however I feel this received’t be a problem. If all of us ship what we are able to, I’m satisfied we are able to obtain an excellent outcome. Let’s hope for one of the best and go for it. ”

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