Young English driver, Alex Brundle, had a successful season in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship with OAK Racing in the LM P2 category clinching second place in the drivers’ and teams’ ratings, a feat he also achieved in the Le Mans 24 Hours. He will be back with the French team in North America with several outings in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship on the menu.
Alex Brundle will be in Florida on 20-21 February to take part in the official tests for the Sebring 12 Hours, the start of which will be given on 15th March. He will join the team again for the events at Watkins Glen on 28-29 June and Road Atlanta on 3-4 October, which count for the North American Endurance Series consisting of the four longest races on the Tudor USCC calendar – after competing at Laguna Seca on 3-4 May.
He will share the wheel of the no. 42 Morgan-Nissan LM P2 entered in the new American Series with Columbian Gustavo Yacaman, who is down to drive it for the full season. OAK Racing will announce the names of the other drivers who will join them to take part in the team’s American adventure at a later date.
The collaboration between Brundle and OAK Racing should not be limited to these four events, and the young British driver should very quickly figure in Jacques Nicolet’s team’s other projects.
Jacques Nicolet, President OAK Racing: “I’m delighted to welcome Alex back to OAK Racing. We began working together in 2012 and our relationship has kept getting stronger and stronger as time has passed. I like the guy very much. His excellent sense of team spirit helped him fit in at OAK without problems. Despite his relative youth – Alex isn’t twenty-four yet – he’s already accumulated considerable experience in endurance. In addition, not only is he bloody quick, he’s also an excellent test driver!”
Alex Brundle: “I’m so happy to continue my strong relationship with OAK Racing. At Daytona it was easy to see the strength and depth of today’s American sports car scene and I was determined to race there as part of my 2014 programme, especially in the endurance events. My thanks to the team for including me in their driver line-up in a very competitive car.”