Connect with us

FIA WEC

Glickenhaus Names Drivers for Single-Car Portimao Entry

Briscoe, Dumas, Westbrook to drive SCG 007 for LMH car’s WEC debut…

Photo: SCG/Motul

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has named Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Romain Dumas as the driver lineup for a single-car Hypercar entry into the 8 Hours of Portimao.

The trio of experienced endurance racing drivers will share the No. 709 SCG 007 Le Mans Hypercar in round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship, for what will mark Glickenhaus’ debut in both the series and the new top-level prototype class.

Briscoe and Westbrook are reunited in a race seat for the first time since their IMSA and Le Mans program with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing that came to an end in 2019.

2016 World Endurance champion Dumas is set for his first WEC appearance outside Le Mans since the 2017 round at Spa with LMP2 squad Signatech Alpine.

Briscoe, Westbrook and Dumas were named as part of a seven-man Glickenhaus WEC roster back in January, but exact crew compositions weren’t confirmed at that stage.

Franck Mailleux, Gustavo Menezes, Pipo Derani and Olivier Pla are the other team members, but won’t be racing in Portimao due to Glickenhaus only running a single entry.

Pla and Derani are both driving DPi cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Detroit Belle Isle on the same weekend as the Portimao race.

The American constructor’s second SCG 007 chassis, designated as the No. 708 entry, is heading to Aragon for a 30-hour endurance test in the next couple of weeks that will prevent it from being turned around in time for the WEC’s visit to Portugal.

Glickenhaus then intends to send the No. 708 car to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, before its participation in the 6 Hours of Monza on the following mid-July weekend.

The team will also enter the Nürburgring 24 one week before Portimao with its 004C GT machine. Westbrook is a member of SCG’s lineups in both Hypercar and GTs.

A new provisional entry list for the 8 Hours of Portimao, which was originally due to take place in April, is expected to be released early next week.

The presence of Glickenhaus will increase the Hypercar grid to four entries, with the sole SCG 007 joining the two Toyota GR010 Hybrids and the Alpine A480 Gibson LMP1.

Glickenhaus opted not to enter the Total 6 Hours of Spa season-opener on May 1 in order to focus on its pre-homologation testing program, while the organization has not declared whether it will run the three races after the 24 Hours of Le Mans in August.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

Click to comment
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

More in FIA WEC