Oliver Turvey has been confirmed as the final driver to complete the CEFC TRSM Ginetta line-up ahead of the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship super season.
The British driver is currently contesting his third full season in the Formula E championship and becomes the latest name in the all-electric series to double up his racing commitments with WEC alongside the likes of Andre Lotterer, Bruno Senna, Sebastien Buemi, Sam Bird and Antonio Felix da Costa.
Turvey completes an all-British line-up in the #6 Ginettta G60-LT-P1 car next to co-drivers Alex Brundle and Oliver Rowland as the squad steps into the LMP1 class for the 2018-19 season as two-car effort. Dean Stoneman, Leo Roussel and Charlie Robertson will contest the WEC campaign in the sister #5 Ginetta.
Turvey, who spent a year in the European Le Mans Series with Jota Sport in 2013 while also contesting three previous Le Mans 24 Hours including victory in the LMP2 class in 2014, is relishing the opportunity of his combined racing efforts in Formula E and WEC.
“I am delighted to be joining CEFC TRSM Racing for the 2018/19 Super Season in the FIA World Endurance Championship,” Turvey said. “After winning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in LMP2, it has always been my aim to race in the top category and to challenge for the overall victory.
“I would like to thank my NIO Formula E team for allowing me to take up this opportunity and I am very grateful to Graeme Lowdon, John Booth and all at CEFC TRSM Racing for selecting me to race with their team in LMP1. I can’t wait to get in the car for the first round of the WEC at Spa.”
Graeme Lowdon, President and Sporting Director of the team, has welcome the McLaren test and development F1 driver to his squad and has faith in his full driver line-up ahead of the super season.
“It is great to have another big talent in our driver line up with the addition of Oliver,” Lowdon said. “He has vast experience in sports cars including three 24 Hours of Le Mans which is, of course, beneficial for us.
“We are very happy and confident with our completed driver line up and we have been working hard since the Prologue to ensure that we are in the best possible shape for the first race at Spa in a few weeks’ time. Although it will be a big challenge for all of the new LMP1-NH teams, we are now just keen to go racing.”