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Kraihamer, Rossiter Complete ByKolles Lineup

Kraihamer, Rossiter join Webb in ByKolles FIA WEC entry…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

ByKolles Racing has confirmed Dominik Kraihamer and James Rossiter as the final two drivers in its lineup ahead of this weekend’s Six Hours of Silverstone.

The pair will join Oliver Webb in the team’s ENSO CLM P1/01 NISMO for the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener.

This comes after Robert Kubica, who was previously set to partner Webb, pulled out on Tuesday, leaving only the Brit confirmed in the car just days before the race.

Kraihamer has competed with Rebellion Racing for the past three WEC seasons but is no stranger to ByKolles having formed part of its Lotus-badged LMP2 entry in 2013.

“At last, I’m back in the top class of prototypes, although so far I have little experience with the CLM P1/01 NISMO, so the [Free Practice sessions] at Silverstone will be very important,” commented Kraihamer.

Rossiter meanwhile drove with ByKolles for the Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps rounds last season, alongside a busy Japanese race schedule in Super GT and Super Formula.

“I know the team from Greding very well and I also drove the two races in Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps for the team last year,” he added.

“A race on home turf is always something special, especially since I have been driving almost only in Japan for a while. Driving an LMP1 car in Silverstone is always a very special challenge.

“We want to get through the race cleanly at the start of the new season, and then we’ll see what’s going on in the overall classification.”

The team has not indicated whether or not the lineup will remain unchanged for the rest of the season.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. DrunkAtLeMans

    April 12, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Well these two additions should pretty much put them right up at the sharp end of the LMP1 field

    • Olly

      April 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Hopefully, as long as they don’t have issues like they have the last few seasons, they should do pretty good.

  2. Axl Rose ate my Buick

    April 12, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Its a great line up, sad that the car in reality is a sub-P2 nowadays.

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