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Former Audi and Porsche LMP1 drivers, who won the 2010 and 2016 Enduro in France, were nominated by Glickenhaus Racing as part of a team of seven in their first WEC attack in 2021.

Pipo Derani, Olivier Pla, Richard Westbrook and Frank Milelou are also drivers of the team’s campaign in the Glickenhaus-Pipo LMH007 pair running with Le Mans winner Joest Racing. Was announced as.

They joined Gustavo Menezes and Ryan Briscoe. Those who were confirmed in the lineup at the release of the WEC entry list last week..

Glickenhaus, which plans to roll out 007 early next month, has not yet announced a combination of two car drivers and whether one of the seven will serve as a spare.

Menezes and Briscoe were listed for cars # 708 and # 709, respectively, when the WEC entry was revealed.

Glickenhaus has confirmed its intention to participate in the new first round of the 2021 WEC scheduled for April 4th at the Algarve circuit in Portugal. Previously, I was planning to miss the original series opener set for Sebring on March 19th.

Team founder Jim Glickenhaus said: “We are proud of each driver who has joined the team.

“We are international David vs. Goliath, and our history shows that we are far above the weight class.”

Luca Ciancetti, Team Manager of the Podium Advanced Technologies organization, which is the mastermind behind the Glickenhaus WEC program, added: “We were looking for a fast and experienced driver.

“These people have shown great involvement in our program and can’t wait to drive our Glickenhaus 007LMH.”

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Dumas, a Porsche factory driver, joined the Glickenhaus after racing with a rebel privateer team at Le Mans last year.

The 43-year-old has been active in prototype machines after winning the WEC title in 2016 and being removed from Porsche’s LMP1 lineup, with DPi at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and WEC over the past four years. Raced the LMP2 machine.

Both Delani and Pula are supporters of the prototype scene on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Brazil’s Delani, who is competing with the Action Express Cadillac team for the IMSA series in 2021, has won the LMP2 and Daytona Prototype International Machinery three times in the 12 Hours of Sebring.

His only previous experience at WEC’s top class was a one-time ride on the Rebellion R-13-Gibson at the 2019/20 WEC opening round at Silverstone.

French Pra, who is racing full-time with the Meyer Shank Acura team at the IMSA this year, has returned to the WEC for the first time in a year.

He joined Ford’s GTE Pro lineup at WEC in 2018-19 and drove a front-engine Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 car at Le Mans in 2015.

Brit Westbrook is another Ford GT program powerhouse, racing with the IMSA Ganassi team, previously holding the handle of the North American Daytona prototype and competing as a Chevrolet factory driver.

Frenchman Glickenhaus has been participating in the Glickenhaus Marche Nürburgring 24-hour campaign since 2017, scoring a class-winning hat-trick in the last three seasons.

He was previously the LMP2 regular and race P1 machine for the 2009-10 Le Mans Series Signatech team team.

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