Guillaume Moreau has signed with OAK Racing to contest both the five-round Le Mans Series campaign and Le Mans 24 Hours, reuniting a successful partnership from last season.
The former single-seater exponent joins the already-confirmed Matthieu Lahaye, Richard Hein and Jacques Nicolet, all of whom will drive for the team for a third consecutive season. Moreau, LMS GT1 champion in 2008, previously did a fine job for OAK, driving its #35 LMP2 Pescarolo-Mazda in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The team had its first shakedown of the #35 car at the Magny-Cours club circuit layout recently, giving Moreau a first chance to test the prototype equipped with a Judd engine. The test went well as, despite snowy weather conditions and a cold track surface, both Moreau and Lahaye lapped for two hours without problem.
“The first shakedown at Magny-Cours was like a dream, and I had a very good feeling in the car," Moreau reported, "I am delighted to be rejoining OAK Racing, as I have excellent memories of the team, both on a sporting and personal level.
"OAK Racing and I see things the same way, we have the same mind and spirit. I wanted to continue in endurance racing and to build something for the long term and OAK Racing's plans are similar to mine. The team has put all of its efforts into developing the technical side and its structures, and the Pescarolo-Judd is a weapon that will allow us to shoot for the top of the classification regularly - and even challenge for the title.
"The standard of the LMP2 entry is quite high and this is a great challenge for the team, but we know we have the means to meet our objectives. On paper, all the elements are in place for us to achieve great things!”
The team is also delighted to welcome Richard Divila to its ranks, as the development and race engineer brings his support and experience to help Pierre-Alain Bouhet, who has acted as OAK Racing's technical manager since 2008.