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G-Drive Confirms Daytona, WEC LMP2 Programs

Algarve Pro-run effort to make Daytona debut, followed by full-time return to FIA WEC…

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G-Drive Racing by Algarve Pro Racing will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship alongside a planned two-car LMP2 effort for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The Russian-badged, Portuguese-run operation will make its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in January ahead of a full-season operation in the WEC.

It will mark G-Drive’s first appearance in the globe-trotting series on a full-time basis since 2017. A single-car entry is planned for the WEC.

As first reported by Sportscar365, APR had been evaluating a WeatherTech Championship effort for the 2022 season although has elected to focus on the opening round of the season for the time being.

“We’re delighted to be extending and expanding what has already been an incredibly successful partnership with G-Drive Racing,” said Algarve Pro Racing team principal Stewart Cox.

“Together, we’ve sealed three titles on two continents since the start of our association in 2019, winning the Asian Le Mans Series two years in succession and backing that up with the 2021 European Le Mans Series Pro-Am trophy.

“As a result, it’s time to step up to the world stage in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and the aim has to be to shoot for the endurance racing ‘Triple Crown’ at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans.

“It’s going to be a big year for Algarve Pro Racing and we’re already deep into our preparations, and we’re raring to get going.”

No word has been given if the partnership, which was primarily focused on the European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series in previous seasons, will also continue in those respective championships. 

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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