Although the first official session of the championship gets underway in just over a days time, the grid has seen some last minute changes. The LMP2 class is the home for both of the changes.
2009 Le Mans winner David Brabham is set to return to his driving duties for the Extreme Speed Motorsport team to cover for the injured Johannes Van Overbeek.
Overbeek’s rib injuries means that his full season team mates, Ed Brown and Jon Fogarty will be joined by David Brabham. This will be Brabham’s first race in the WEC since the 6 Hours of Shanghai last season, where he also drove for ESM.
The SARD Morand team have delayed their WEC debut, after pulling out of this weekends race at Silverstone. After Benoit Morand revealed at the Prologue that he had sold a majority share of the SARD side of the effort to Kairos Tecnologies.
It has been reported that there are now legal issues concerning the current ownership of the team. Although the team will not compete at Silverstone this weekend, they are working towards their WEC debut next month.
This means that there will only be eight cars in the LMP2 class this weekend, however that is still a 100% increase on the full season entry from the class last season.
Image 1: Brabham
Image 2: FIAWEC.com