Pierre Kaffer and Simon Trummer will return with ByKolles Racing to the FIA World Endurance Championship, having been confirmed as drivers for the Austrian team’s LMP1 Privateer effort.
The pairing, who scored two class victories in 2015, will pilot an upgraded version of the CLM P1/01 AER, which will be Dunlop-shod this year.
“It’s great to be back with ByKolles Racing and continue our development work on the CLM P1/01,” Kaffer said. “Following the successful 2015 season bringing home two wins and another 3 podiums we are now ready to reap the fruits of our hard work.
“To compete in the world championship with such a strong and professional team means a lot to me.”
Former GP2 front-runner Trummer added: “Our goal was to get more performance from our package and at the same time continue with our high level of reliability.
“I hope that we have accomplished our mission. If yes, we should have a realistic chance to go for victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in privateer class of FIA WEC.”
Construction of a brand-new CLM P1/01 chassis began shortly after the conclusion of the 2015 WEC season and is nearing completion.
“We’ve been extremely focussed throughout the winter break on producing a brand new package,” said ByKolles Director of Operations Boris Bermes said.
“We are fully aware that our fans expect us to keep up with the good results of last year and especially the last five races that we finished on the podium.”
ByKolles again joins Rebellion Racing on the LMP1 Privateer grid this year, with both entries having made a switch from Michelin to Dunlop tires.