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WEC: GP2 drivers Berthon, Trummer get Lotus chance

GP2 Series drivers Nathaneal Berthon and Simon Trummer will drive the LMP1 Lotus CLM P1/01 in this weekend's Bahrain 6 Hours.
Nathaneal Berthon and Simon Trummer will make their seasonal FIA World Endurance Championship debut during the upcoming Bahrain 6 Hours when they take the wheel of the Lotus CLM P1/01 LMP1 car.

Berthon comes into the team having forged a burgeoning career in sportscar competition this season, driving with Murphy Prototypes in the Le Mans 24 Hours and European Le Mans Series alongside a full-time GP2 Series campaign with Lazarus.

Similarly, Trummer has spent his year competing in the F1 feeder series, but suggests the drive with Lotus in Bahrain will kick-start the pursuit of a new career path for him.

"After many years in single seater-racing I have decided to look for a new challenge and I see this step as a great opportunity to help the team with developing their prototype car,” said the Swiss driver. I also have to admit that endurance racing has always fascinated me.

β€œIt's too early to talk about goals for Bahrain but at least I have the advantage that I know the track pretty well, I finished second in this year's GP2 sprint race there. Endurance racing is clearly new to me and I will follow the new procedures carefully and try to familiarise myself quickly with my new team.”

Trummer and Berthon will be joined by Lotus' regular driver Pierre Kaffer in the LMP1-L category.

Tagged as: GP2 , Lotus , Berthon , Trummer

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