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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. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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