FIA WEC RETURN AND DAYTONA DEBUT FOR G-DRIVE RACING IN 2022

31.12.2022
G-Drive Racing will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2022, where it will challenge for the team's second LMP2 world title. The start of G-Drive Racing's tenth season in endurance racing will also see the Russian team make its debut in the Daytona 24 hours at the start of the racing season.

The upcoming racing season will thus see G-Drive Racing starting the year in America with its first-ever participation in the LMP2 class of the Rolex 24 hours of Daytona, held at the famous Daytona Motor Speedway. The 60th running of the Daytona 24 hours, first held in 1966, is scheduled to take place on January 29th and 30th and serves as the opening round of the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship. G-Drive Racings participation in one of motorsports greatest events means the team will compete in all three parts of endurance racing's Triple Crown” with the marathon events at Le Mans and Sebring, both part of the FIA World Endurance Championship, completing the grueling trifecta. 


Following the Daytona 24 hours, G-Drive Racing will remain in Florida for the opening round of the 2022 World Endurance Championship. G-Drive Racing first competed in the FIA WEC in 2013 and took the LMP2 world title in 2015.  The official world championship kicks off in March with the 1000 miles race at the legendary Sebring International Raceway. Following the race at one of endurance racings toughest tracks, the provisional FIA WEC calendar features another five rounds across the world and includes six-hour marathons at Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, and Fuji as well as an eight-hour championship finale in Bahrain. However, motorsports crown-jewel, the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in the west of France shines brightly as the focal point of the calendar and the biggest motorsport event in the world will take place for the 89th time on June 11th and 12th and will see G-Drive Racing starting as one of the favorites for the LMP2 title. 

 

G-Drive Racing will once again turn to its technical partner APR for its assault on the 24 hours of Daytona and the FIA World Endurance Championship, continuing a successful partnership that delivered two Asian Le Mans Series titles and one European Le Mans Series championship trophy since the two organizations started their collaboration in 2019.


Alexander Krylov, head of G-Drive Racing: «The 10th season for G-Drive Racing in 2022 will be a very special one which also includes our tenth participation in the 24 hours of Le Mans. Since our first event, we have competed in many events, winning races and titles and rewriting the LMP2 record books. G-Drive Racing has established itself as the most successful team in LMP2 history but we do not intend to stop here and have begun our intense planning and preparations for the upcoming racing season. And with our plans, 2022 will perhaps be the most eventful year in the history of our team».

 

Roman Rusinov, G-Drive Racings team principal: The final program is still being formed, but now we are announcing our return to the FIA WEC, as well as our first participation in the 24 Hours of Daytona. The process of selecting our drivers for the upcoming season is ongoing and we will announce our final line-up in due course. While these decisions take some time and are vital for the teams success, I can only note that I, myself, am not planning to compete in the FIA World Endurance Champions as a driver, but will concentrate on the team's management of the team as we challenge for even more title-success. A large part of that challenge is continuing the partnership with Algarve Pro Racing whose expertise and experience has helped G-Drive Racing to take three titles in the last two seasons».

 

2022 G-Drive Racing provisional schedule

January 29-30 - Daytona 24 Hours (USA) 

March 18 - Sebring 1000 Miles (USA) 

May 7 - Spa 6 Hours (Belgium) 

June 11-12 - Le Mans 24 Hours (France) 

July 10 – 6th Hours of Monza (Italy) 

September 11 – 6th Hours of Fuji (Japan) 

November 11 – 8th Hours of Bahrain (Bahrain)
 

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