Ex-Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde has joined Racing Team Nederland. The Dutchman returns to endurance racing full time for the 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship Super-season.
“I am delighted that Giedo has joined us. He is fast, experienced and highly motivated.” said team founder and driver, Frits van Eerd. “Our debut in the world championship is a fantastic challenge, so it’s great to embark on it with a driver of this calibre.”
“The target is that as a team, we will keep improving each other, so that ultimately we can challenge for the podium. I am very much looking forward to it!”
“In my first race in endurance racing I became champion, but in the Le Mans 24 Hours we retired on Sunday morning. Because of my love for endurance racing, as well as the history and romanticism of Le Mans, I can’t wait to start racing for Racing Team Nederland.”
Racing Team Nederland has entered a Dallara P217 into the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship LMP2 class, making it the first non-Oreca to run in WEC full time.
The team is due to present the final driver line-up and updated Dallara at an official press launch soon.