ErinSport are proud to announce the full confirmation of their WEC 2018/2019 Super Season team entrant.
For the first time since 2002, ErinSport are entering with both a prototype racer and a homologated GTE car, mraking a return to normality for the team.
Car running numbers will be confirmed once the full entry list has been completed.
The official sponsors for the 2018/19 ErinSport WEC Team are as follows.
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ErinSport will enter two cars into the LMP1 Hybrid category. Driver details are as follows:
- Jordan Jacobsen, 33 [DNK]
The plucky yet suave Dane has made most of his career in the USA racing with Nohda in the IMSA/WeatherTech Sports for the past 6 years, but has been rumoured to have been being scouted out by ErinSport for much of 2017. He now has a 2 season contract with the team.
- Nathan King, 37 [GBR]
A well seasoned endurance racer, King rose to fame in the European Le Mans Series with the Pescarolo-ErinSport team, before joining the 2011 ErinSport team at Le Mans, racing in the GT09 until it was pulled from competition in 2013.
- Alek Rodcheski, 38 [POL]
Rodcheski is perhaps the star of ErinSport, having joined through their Juniors program in 1999 before working his way up through just about every series the motorsport operation competes in to now be considered perhaps the single best driver in their roster. His place on this team was a given.
- Danny Garland-Monsort, 28 [USA]
Another driver who made his fame in IMSA, Garland-Monsort raced with Maine’s motorsport division for a number of years in their Daytona Prototypes before being offered a place on the ErinSport WEC team. The Texan is noted for his keen skill to find half a second from any lap time, whatever the cost.
- Felix Lemaire, 35 [FRA]
A star of the French motorsport team, Lemaire has a had a varied career including running with the prestigious Merciel World Rally Team. A change of heart has seen him turn towards Endurance racing , and he’s been in talks with ErinSport to join their team for most of this winter.
- Edvard Stojanović, 34 [HRV]
The Croatian GT car driver has seen considerable success in the Blancpain GT series, and joined the WEC with a privateer team in 2014. He was scouted out as a potential for the ErinSport team when he put in a number of impressive stints at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Details about the car are being kept fairly hushed for the sake of competition, though ErinSport can confirm the following:
- A race tuned version of the 4.0l V8 used in the road-going 400X trim is under the bonnet, producing 546 hp
- Kerb weight of 1312 kg
- 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 220 mph+
- Green Hell Lap Time of ~7:25
The driver line up is as follows:
- Tom Deeley, 26 [GBR]
With a career that started in kart racing, Deeley was talent scouted by ErinSport at the age of 18. He switched a potential career in Formula 3 for a career in high-end touring car racing, competiting with the ErinSport WTCC team for 4 seasons prior to joining the WEC team.
- Charlotte Griffiths, 27 [GBR]
Another driver who’s career began with the ErinSport juniors team, Griffiths raced in the infamous ErinSport BTCC team from 2012 to 2015, as well as gaining experience with the Aihara WEC team before being shortlisted to run with the Scarlet this season.
- Georgina Stevens, 26 [GBR]
Stevens is a rising star in the European Le Mans Series, gaining her first podium at just 22 at the 4 Hours of Imola in 2014. Her current contract was set to run out at the end of last year, making it a perfect opportunity to bring her on board this season.
- Aren Geisler, 30 [GER]
One of DTM’s more recognisable drivers, Geisler has found enough time in his calendar to bring his fierce driving ability to the ErinSport team. His experience with heavy homologated cars made him a surefire choice to race with the Scarlet this season.
- Josef Isaksson, 25 [SWE]
The charismatic and charming Swede joined ErinSport via the Juniors program and has earned his name in touring car racing. His ambition has always been to enter GT car racing, making this a perfect opportunity to jump his career up.
- Willard Stern, 28 [GER]
A talent who’s been in high demand, Stern has spent much of his career racing with Shromet and ACA in the GT classes of IMSA. ErinSport were keen to bring him on board for his capability with strategy and pacing, making him well suited to endurance racing.
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