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Thiriet Joins Signatech Alpine

Pierre Thiriet joins Signatech Alpine in revised WEC lineup for ‘Super Season’…

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Pierre Thiriet has joined Signatech Alpine for the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season, as part of a revised lineup for the French squad.

Thiriet will team up with the returning Nico Lapierre and Andre Negrao in the No. 36 Alpine A470 Gibson, following a season with G-Drive Racing, which has elected not to return to WEC competition.

Negrao, who has been upgraded to Gold rating by the FIA, effectively takes the seat of Gustavo Menezes, who will be part of Rebellion Racing’s LMP1 effort.

The Silver-rated Thiriet left the TDS Racing-run G-Drive operation following the Six Hours of Fuji last year and was replaced by Leo Roussel in the team’s lineup for Shanghai and Bahrain.

Thiriet is now set for his first full WEC season, which kicks off at Spa-Francorchamps in May.

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 FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    February 9, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Ok so how does Alpine get away staying in LMP2? Its 1 year waiver (which was last season) is now up!

    • KW

      February 10, 2018 at 8:51 am

      The 1 year waiver was an ACO rule, which means it is no “regulation” in the common sense, but can easily be changed by a later deal, especially when the contract partner is also from France. Got it? 🙂

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