Zoel Amberg has been named the sixth driver for Team SARD-Morand for its two-car Morgan EVO SARD LMP2 program in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship.
The 22-year-old Swiss driver, who has experience in GP3, European F3 Ope and the FR 3.5 series, will share the wheel of the team’s No. 39 entry with Christian Klien and Koki Saga.
“This is a tradition for our team to include a Swiss guy in the drivers’ line-up since our endurance debut in 2009,” team owner Benoit Morand said. “At that time I was the first to give a seat to Mathias Beche, then to Steve Zacchia and last year to Gary Hirsch.
“I have been following Zoel’s results in single seaters for the last two years and for me he has all the qualities of a very good endurance driver, with good team spirit and a very strong mind.”
Amberg added: “This is a completely new challenge for me driving a prototype. We have a strong driving line-up with Christian and Koki and for sure it is going to be awesome.”
The team’s second Morgan-SARD will be driven by Oliver Webb, Pierre Ragues and Tristan Vautier, with the former IndyCar Rookie-of-the-Year slated for opening two rounds before being replaced by the winner of the “Race to 24” program.