Garry Findlay will be a surprise inclusion on the entry list for next weekend’s European Le Mans Series race at Silverstone, having received a late call to complete the line-
The Briton will return to the LMP2 category he last competed in during the 2016 ELMS season, joining James Allen (Australia) and Jose Gutierrez (Mexico) behind the wheel of the #40 ORECA-
“This opportunity has come completely out of the blue,” Findlay admitted, “I had hoped to put together a testing programme towards the end of the year with a view to racing in 2019, but Graff called with an offer I couldn’t turn down. I’d always kept in touch with the team, having raced with them before, and was talking to them about testing, so that clearly worked in my favour when they were looking for a driver for Silverstone.
“Testing opportunities appear limited until the end of the season, so this is a great opportunity to get some seat time and acquaint myself with the latest LMP2 cars. The plan was always to comeback to the ELMS – it has just come a little earlier than I expected!”
Unlike his 2016 appearances with the Murphy Prototypes team, Findlay will get the chance to race an LMP2 car on home soil, and is looking forward to returning to Silverstone – even though the circuit has changed significantly since he last raced there.
“I don’t think I’ve raced anywhere in the UK since 2009,” the 28-
Findlay has not raced at all since his last outing in the ELMS, where he ran as high as fourth overall at Spa-
“The car I drove for Murphy was very much ‘old school’ LMP2,” Findlay confirmed, “The ORECA 03R was one of the last open-
The 4 Hours of Silverstone, round four of the 2018 European Le Mans Series, takes place over the weekend of 18-
Garry to make LMP2 return in Silverstone ELMS