Prema takes long-term dedication significantly. The Italian workforce, identified for its success in single-seater racing, is increasing its line-up within the LMP2 class. In 2022, Oreca beneath the Prema banner began within the WEC for the primary time. In 2023, two automobiles will enter the long-distance season. With quantity 63 for the brand new Oreca-Gibson, the racing workforce may even enhance its driving abilities: Daniil Kvyat and Mirko Bortolotti are two well-known names within the function.
Former Red Bull driver Kvyat will participate in a full motorsport season in AlfaTauri for the primary time for the reason that 2020 F1 season and thus make his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His profession was most lately halted by sanctions imposed on Russian pilots as a result of warfare of aggression towards Ukraine. Three visitor begins within the Nascar collection was the last word sensation. His deliberate LMP2 begin with the Russian-funded G-Drive Racing 2022 workforce needed to be canceled on account of sanctions.
Now the three-time podium driver from Formula 1 dares to make a brand new begin. The Russian is happy about his alternative in Prema: “Joining PREMA and racing collectively within the FIA World Endurance Championship is a really thrilling a part of my profession. The workforce is thought for its previous success and now desires to go world. Endurance racing is one thing I’m trying ahead to being part of and will take us to the highest.” I’m very desirous to do my greatest to place.”
Bortolotti can be scorching for Prema
To obtain this excessive place, Prema referred to as on one other prime participant: Mirco Bortolotti. The 33-year-old Italian is just not solely often called a works driver for Lamborghini, however has additionally confirmed that he can go the gap, profitable two lessons at the 24 Hours of Daytona (2018 and 2019). In 2022, Bortolotti competed within the DTM season and completed fourth total.
Now the Italian is embarking on a further journey alongside his commitments to Bull: “I’m pleased to be driving for PREMA within the FIA WEC this yr. The workforce instantly proved to be aggressive within the championship and the purpose is to proceed the great work this season and put together for the LMDH program. Many because of PREMA and Lamborghini Squadra Corse for the chance.” Lamborghini will take part within the LMDh competitors from 2024. Therefore, the yr at Prema Bortolotti could function a preparation for the LNDh mission of the Italians, who lately introduced a brand new working group with Iron Lynx.
Girl energy completes the second automobile
Apart from the 2 newbies, Prema is counting on youth for its third driver. France’s Dorian Pin, 19, was the one one to signal quantity 63 earlier than his two teammates had been introduced. In 2022, he received the Ferrari Challenge Europe and competed within the 24 Hours of Spa, the place he received the Gold class. Pin is the one lady in Prema’s workforce. The first automobile, beginning quantity 9, might be pushed by Juan Manuel Correa, Filip Ugran and Bent Vizcaal.
With these two automobiles, Prema now desires to revive long-distance racing. The Italians signed a family identify in Robert Kubica final yr. The Pole and his team-mates Lorenzo Colombo and Louis Deletras completed a robust second place within the LMP2 class in probably the most thrilling stage of the season at Le Mans. However, the rest of the WEC season was with no podium end. In the tip, they completed fifth total.