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WEC: Derani, Cumming join ESM for WEC 2016

ESM secure the driving services of Pipo Derani and Chris Cumming for its 2016 LMP2 World Endurance Championship campaign.
Extreme Speed Motorsports has announced a drive reshuffle for its 2016 World Endurance Championship campaign with the signing of Pipo Derani and Chris Cumming to its six-man line-up.

After a difficult first season back in the WEC LMP2 class, the American ESM team announced last month that it would form an alliance with Onroak Automotive to run a pair of Ligier JS P2s next season.

As a result, ESM will introduce two new drivers for the 2016 season, with Derani switching from the OAK Racing-run G-Drive team, while Cumming raced with the team at last year's Le Mans 24 Hours and will thus get a full season outing for 2016.

“I am very happy and proud to be racing for Tequila Patrón ESM, which is definitely one of the top endurance racing teams,” said Derani. “When ESM partnered with OAK Racing for 2016, it made sense to be part of this new and exciting chapter. The partnership between OAK Racing and Tequila Patrón ESM is a strong combination of two highly motivated teams with talented people.

“I have seen how both companies operate and this gives me great confidence that we can become the benchmark in LM P2 for 2016. I would like to say a big thank you to Ed and Scott of Tequila Patrón ESM, and Jacques Nicolet and Philippe Dumas of OAK Racing for this exciting new opportunity.”

Ryan Dalziel, Johannes van Overbeek, Ed Brown and Scott Sharp will remain as the team's four other drivers.


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