Thursday, February 20, 2014
Alex Brundle’s American adventure is set to continue with the Norfolk ace returning to the French OAK Racing squad to contest the remaining endurance races on the United SportsCar Championship schedule.
Having finished in fifth place, and first of the LMP2 cars, at the recent Daytona 24 Hours driving for the Muscle Milk/Pickett Racing team, Brundle, pictured, will take part in the long distance events, at Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta, which complete the North American Endurance Cup along with the Florida event.
“I am so happy to continue my strong relationship with OAK Racing,” said Brundle. “At Daytona it was easy to see the strength and depth of today’s American sports car scene and I was determined to race there as part of my 2014 programme, especially in the endurance events.”
For Brundle it will be rejoining the team for which he had a great deal of success in last year’s World Endurance Championship racing the French team’s Nissan-powered Morgan LMP2 car to second place in the drivers’ championship while helping OAK Racing win the Teams title.
Jacques Nicolet, president of OAK Racing, is delighted to welcome Brundle back to his title winning team.
“We began working together in 2012 and our relationship has kept getting stronger and stronger as time has passed,” Nicolet said. “I like the guy very much. His excellent sense of team spirit helped him fit in at OAK without problems.
“Despite his relative youth – Alex isn’t 24 yet – he’s already accumulated considerable experience in endurance. In addition, not only is he quick, he’s also an excellent test driver.”
OAK Racing have confirmed Gustavo Yacaman, Oliver Webb and Roman Rusinov, will contest the full American series. Brundle will join the team for the events at Watkins Glen on June 29 and Road Atlanta on October 4, which count for the North American Endurance Series consisting of the four longest races on the Tudor USCC calendar, after competing at Laguna Seca on May 4.