Laurent lands Signatech LMP2 WEC seat

James Newbold
Motorsport

Laurent finished as LMP2 runner-up in his first season of the WEC in 2017 with the JOTA Sport-run Jackie Chan DC Racing squad, winning his class at Le Mans, before signing to race in LMP1 with Rebellion Racing in the 2018/19 superseason.

The 21-year-old, who took his first outright victory at Silverstone after both Toyotas were disqualified, was confirmed by Signatech-Alpine along with Brazilian Andre Negrao, who won at Le Mans with the team last year.

Pierre Thiriet is expected to be confirmed as the third driver, as a team statement expressed their ‘common desire’ to continue together.

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Laurent replaces the team’s long-serving driver Nicolas Lapierre, who has twice won his class at Le Mans in Signatech colours, as well as the 2016 LMP2 title.

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