SMP Racing driver Egor Orudzhev will take part in the 2019 Four Hours of Silverstone race, the first round of the FIA WEC new season, as part of the crew of the British Team LNT outfit. Competitions will take place in the UK at the Silverstone circuit on August 30 – September 1.
The team has entered in the highest LMP1 class. Egor will drive alongside the English drivers Ben Hanley and Charlie Robertson, who had previously competed in the European Le Mans Series and different FIA WEC races. The crew will drive Team LNT’s #5 Ginetta G60-LT-P1 prototype with an AER engine.
Orudzhev made his LMP1 debut at the 6 Hours of Spa in 2018 with SMP Racing and was a part of the Russian team’s line-up for the entire 2018/19 superseason at the wheel of the #17 BR Engineering BR1.
Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman of Ginetta Cars and Team Principal of Team LNT said: “We’re really excited to show what the Ginetta can do this season. The mix of experience, consistency and raw speed that we are announcing for Silverstone has a great chance of helping us to show what the car is capable in a field of really quick cars.”
SMP Racing driver Egor Orudzhev commented: “Whilst I know LMP1, and the AER engine well, the Ginetta was an unknown quantity to me at the Prologue and I have to say it was a very pleasant surprise. The speed came easily and quickly and it is already clear that the package has a massive amount of potential – and with a much, much better hand dealt this season by the rulemakers it will be very interesting to see just how close we can get to the Toyotas.”
Source. SMP Racing