Alex Brundle will make his return to the wheel of a race car next weekend, having been confirmed in Pegasus Racing’s Morgan-Nissan for the FIA WEC Six Hours of Shanghai.
The 25-year-old Englishman will join defending Asian Le Mans Series champions David Cheng and Ho-Pin Tung in the LMP2 contender for the Chinese round, which is being entered under the Pegasus Racing Team Total by DC Racing banner.
“I’m really excited to join the team,” Brundle told Sportscar365. “I noted on the entry list that the guys needed a third driver and I’ve shared plenty of garages with David Cheng, so I gave him a quick ring. One thing led to another and I ended up being called up to drive the race car, which is great.
“I know the car very well in the Morgan and obviously the engine in the Nissan and I’ve been to Shanghai before, but I’m very much new to the Michelin tire.
“We just have to try and put together a really strong performance and be rock solid with no mistakes and a good result should come to us.”
Shanghai will mark Brundle’s first race since the Rolex 24 at Daytona following an illness that kept the standout driver out of the cockpit for several months.
“I had an abdominal muscular problem, which took me out of the car for a little bit,” he said. “But I’m really excited to be back behind the wheel and can pick up where I left off, which will be great.
“It’s a great opportunity to rejoin the WEC field and I hope that I can give a great performance for the team.”