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Larbre Signs Guibbert for 6H Shanghai

Gold-rated Enzo Guibbert joins Larbre Competition for next race…

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Larbre Competition has added Enzo Guibbert to its LMP2 driver lineup for the 6 Hours of Shanghai next month.

The 23-year-old Frenchman becomes the fifth different driver in as many races to partner Erwin Creed and Romano Ricci in the team’s Ligier JS P217 Gibson.

Guibbert is also the first FIA Gold-rated driver to race for Larbre this season, after the French squad ran with Julien Canal at Silverstone, Thomas Dagoneau at Le Mans, Yoshiharu Mori at Silverstone and Keiko Ihara – for the Japanese racer’s final international appearance – at Fuji.

Guibbert is set to make his six-hour WEC race debut having previously driven for European Le Mans Series teams at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

He made his Le Mans debut in 2017 with Graff before returning with the French LMP2 team in its G-Drive backed entry this year.

“We welcomed Keiko to the team [at Fuji] and she announced it would be her last one on an international level,” said team manager Jack Leconte.

“She achieved her best result at Le Mans with us in 2014 and we are delighted she chose Larbre to end her career.

“The championship’s next race is in Shanghai, where we will try to be even better prepared and hope for another great weekend.

“We also have the pleasure of welcoming Enzo Guibbert during this event, which will conclude the 2018 part of the Super Season.”

Larbre scored a season-best result of fifth at the 6 Hours of Fuji, while Ricci and Creed currently sit fifth in the LMP2 standings.

The team did not confirm whether Guibbert’s signing extends beyond Shanghai to the races at Sebring, Spa and Le Mans next year.

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

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