ELMS LMP3 Champion Tom Gamble Graduates to WEC – The Checkered Flag

Tom Gamble, 2020 LMP3 European Le Mans Collection champion, has secured an LM GTE Am seat for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship with GR Racing.

Profitable the BRDC Younger Driver of the 12 months award in 2018, Gamble has spent the final three years honing in his sportscar racing abilities. By way of this time, he has been profitable within the GT World Problem, Asian Le Mans Collection and most just lately ELMS. His race to say the LMP3 championship final 12 months with fellow British racers Wayne Boyd and Robert Wheldo noticed the trio take three wins and 4 podiums within the 5 races that came about.

The 19-year-old will race in WEC onboard the #86 Porsche RSR alongside Staff Principal Mike Wainwright and gold-rated Ben Barker. He’ll cut up his commitments between WEC, 24 Hours of Le Mans and ELMS as he’ll keep within the European collection to struggle for the LMP2 title.

“I’m so grateful for the chance to compete on this seasons World Endurance Championship with GR within the Porsche RSR.” Gamble stated. “To race at Le Mans has at all times been a dream of mine so I can’t thank Mike Wainwright sufficient for the seat and EDGE Administration for getting the deal throughout the road.

“I believe with the mixture of the crew, automotive and driver line up, we’ve an actual probability to struggle for some podiums this season.”

Owen Daley, Staff Supervisor of GR Racing, added: “Tom is among the most enjoyable younger drivers round, he’s confirmed himself to be fast in all the pieces he drives, there isn’t any surprise he gained the BRDC Younger Driver of the 12 months award. Profitable the ELMS LMP3 Championship proved to us he was prepared for the following step and we have been delighted to have the ability to get him to hitch us for our WEC marketing campaign.”

Gamble will make his first look in WEC in the course of the 2021 season Prologue at Spa-Francorchamps, April 26/27, with the primary spherical of the championship on Might 1.

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