Extreme Speed Motorsports’ driver shakeup for the remainder of the FIA World Endurance Championship season has also resulted in an all-new livery for its No. 30 Ligier JS P2 Nissan, which will debut beginning with this weekend’s Six Hours of Fuji.
The LMP2 contender, to be driven by Antonio Giovinazzi, Sean Gelael and Giedo Van der Garde, will be carrying the colors of Jagonya Ayam, KFC’s Indonesian branch.
Of note, Mitch Evans is listed on the renderings of the car, instead of Van der Garde. It’s understood a deal with the New Zealander fell through at the last minute, with Van der Garde having been brought in instead.
Giovinazzi, Gelael and Van der Garde replace Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek and team owner Scott Sharp, as the Florida-based squad shifts focus to its full-season return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year with Nissan-powered Ligier DPis.
The No. 31 car remains with ESM’s full-season lineup of Ryan Dalziel, Pipo Derani and Chris Cumming.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Sean, Antonio and Giedo to ESM,” Sharp said. “All three bring strong experience and pace to the P2 field. I expect them to give a strong boost to the team and challenge for a great result.”
Both of the ESM Ligier Nissans will also be switching back to Dunlop tires for this weekend, the team’s second tire switch of the season, after moving to Michelin rubber post-Le Mans.