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Trummer Joins JDC-Miller in Second Oreca LMP2

Simon Trummer joins JDC-Miller Motorsports for full WeatherTech Championship season…

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Simon Trummer has joined JDC-Miller Motorsports for a full season campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year.

The FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 and LMP2 veteran is the first confirmed driver for the Minnesota-based team’s new second Oreca 07 Gibson entry.

Trummer gained his first laps in the team’s No. 84 entry during a recent test at Sebring.

“Simon is a great addition to our program,” said team principal John Church. “He has a lot of experience with the Oreca 07 which immediately showed during the two day test at Sebring.

“With the team moving to a two-car program in 2018, we felt it was important to include someone like Simon to our program that knows the car and fits very well into our program on a personal side.

“When he tested with us at Sebring he was right up to speed for being at the track for the first time while also driving on a new tire. More importantly, he fit right into the entire group, it was like he had been with us all year.”

Trummer is most recently coming off a season-long effort with CEFC Manor TRS Racing in the WEC.

“I have always wanted to race in the U.S. and IMSA at the moment is for sure very attractive with all the new cars and manufacturers joining the championship,” he said.

“JDC-Miller had an incredible season in their first year competing in Prototype and when they decided to expand to a two-car program for 2018 we started discussing the possibilities of doing something together.”

The remainder of the lineup for the No. 84 car has yet to be revealed.

As previously announced, Misha Goikhberg and Stephen Simpson will return to the team’s No. 85 entry next year, with Chris Miller completing the lineup for the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Let's Go!

    November 29, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    High hopes for this team next season!

  2. Binky

    November 29, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    To be honest, when the team announced they were going to be running 2 cars next year I was skeptical it would really happen, so this is great news. Trummer is a Pro-level driver with a budget, what’s not to like.

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