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Roussel Replaces Thiriet at G-Drive

Leo Roussel joins G-Drive Racing for next weekend’s Six Hours of Shanghai, replacing Pierre Thiriet…

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Newly crowned European Le Mans Series champion Leo Roussel will replace Pierre Thiriet at the wheel of the No. 26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07 Gibson in next weekend’s Six Hours of Shanghai, it has been confirmed.

The 22-year-old Frenchman, who teamed with Memo Rojas for the ELMS LMP2 title in G-Drive’s ELMS entry, will move over to the TDS Racing-run effort for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship round in China.

As reported by Sportscar365 on Tuesday, Thiriet has stood down from the Russian-backed program, which had left a vacant seat for a Bronze or Silver-rated driver, required per LMP2 rules in the Pro-Am-enforced class.

Roussel will join Roman Rusinov and Audi DTM ace Nico Mueller, also a new addition to the team, for the Nov. 3-5 event.

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

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  1. AF

    October 27, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Trialling Roussel for next season when he’s gold, and Rusinov is controversially downgraded to silver again.

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