James Rossiter has completed ByKolles Racing’s lineup for the first two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The British driver, who currently races in Japan, will join Simon Trummer and Oliver Webb in the team’s CLM P1/01 at Silverstone and Spa, replacing Pierre Kaffer.
“Pierre has other contractual racing duties. Therefore, we had to look for an adequate replacement for the first two races – and we found it in James Rossiter,” said ByKolles Racing Director of Operations Boris Bermes.
“We know James very well from the past; he was racing in past for us in the LMP1 and LMP2 classes.
“Together with Simon Trummer and Oliver Webb he will make a strong driver line-up, and they will be able to fight for good results despite the strong competition in the WEC.”
Rossiter competed in several WEC rounds for the Kolles-owned Lotus team between 2012 and 2014, including two races in the CLM P1/01 at Circuit of The Americas and Fuji.
“I can’t wait to drive the LMP1 car. I have raced in Le Mans prototypes many times. It’s fantastic to contest in the WEC again,” Rossiter said.
“The season opener will take place at Silverstone. It is my home race and therefore a very special event for me.
“I am looking forward to supporting the ByKOLLES Racing Team in the further development of the car.
“We aim for the best possible results at Silverstone and Spa; at the same time we want to prepare the car for the important race in Le Mans.”