Connect with us


Roussel Replaces Thiriet at G-Drive

Leo Roussel joins G-Drive Racing for next weekend’s Six Hours of Shanghai, replacing Pierre Thiriet…


Newly crowned European Le Mans Series champion Leo Roussel will replace Pierre Thiriet at the wheel of the No. 26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07 Gibson in next weekend’s Six Hours of Shanghai, it has been confirmed.

The 22-year-old Frenchman, who teamed with Memo Rojas for the ELMS LMP2 title in G-Drive’s ELMS entry, will move over to the TDS Racing-run effort for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship round in China.

As reported by Sportscar365 on Tuesday, Thiriet has stood down from the Russian-backed program, which had left a vacant seat for a Bronze or Silver-rated driver, required per LMP2 rules in the Pro-Am-enforced class.

Roussel will join Roman Rusinov and Audi DTM ace Nico Mueller, also a new addition to the team, for the Nov. 3-5 event.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. AF

    October 27, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Trialling Roussel for next season when he’s gold, and Rusinov is controversially downgraded to silver again.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More in FIA WEC