Chip Ganassi Racing have confirmed that the group will incorporate a second V-General performance Academy Cadillac DPi-V.R and a few new full-time motorists to their 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team as the US powerhouse crew ramps up to their prepared LMDH work with Cadillac in 2023.
Renger van der Zande will keep on being with the workforce and will be joined by a trio of complete-period additions: Sebastien Bourdais, Earl Bamber, and Alex Lynn. 3 of the 4 motorists have competed in the Cadillac DPi-V.R in the earlier with Bamber currently being new to the automobile.
“It is fantastic information to have Sebastien, Alex, and Earl as new teammates,” van der Zande claimed. “They are all higher-class, demonstrated race auto motorists. I feel they will be a excellent in good shape with the workforce. Sebastien has carried out all the things in the entire world, he has a good deal of uncooked velocity. I know Earl pretty perfectly from our junior series and he’s an LMP1 general winner. Alex arrives to us from Components E and has a good deal of sports car knowledge.
“I come to feel fantastic about coming back with the Chip Ganassi Racing team. I truly feel more at household than ever with them. They place a lot of responsibility on everyone. Chip and Mike Hull run a wonderful operation, that is why they have been effective. Whilst I just can’t wait around till next calendar year, we still have Petit Le Mans coming up, so we have to have to finish 2021 solid.”
Bourdais, 4-time NTT Indycar Winner, comes more than from the JDC-Miller Motorsports group to contend for the entire period.
“I’m super enthusiastic to reunite with Chip Ganassi Racing,” Bourdais explained. “We have had our fair share of successes in the previous and I just cannot wait around to begin performing with the drivers like Renger, Earl and Alex. This is obviously a little bit of a turning place in my vocation, that will see me transitioning most of my awareness to sporting activities car or truck racing, but I continue to be in the GM loved ones. I simply cannot thank all people involved more than enough for their belief and continued aid. I am persuaded Cadillac, Chip, Mike (Hull), Steve (Eriksen, group manager) and the whole crew will give us all the equipment we need to have to push our cars and trucks to victory lane. Bring on 2022!”
Lynn has two commences in the Cadillac DPi-V.R and delivers Formula E and Le Mans practical experience to the fold:
“I am actually enthusiastic to get to race in the Cadillac with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2022,” Lynn reported. “I’ve driven the Cadillac prior to and have had good results in the motor vehicle. It is been a when due to the fact I drove the Cadillac, but it still left a long lasting perception on me. I raced it at the time and received at Sebring. I would like to reignite that emotion. I am excited to operate a entire season in the car.
“My teammates’ records talk for themselves when it comes to expertise. Sebastien, Renger, and Earl have had a whole lot of achievements individually, so it will be excellent to operate along with them and include some much more hardware to the Chip Ganassi trophy cabinet.
“The aim is to acquire. I have always dreamed of profitable the massive races in The united states. I’ve been privileged more than enough to acquire Sebring. I am hungry to acquire the Rolex 24 At Daytona and place a good championship operate together. Cadillac has a successful heritage in IMSA and we want to be including to that in 2022.”
Double Le Mans 24 Several hours winner Bamber will be building his to start with commence in a Cadillac at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January:
“I am unbelievably enthusiastic and honoured to sign up for Cadillac and Chip Ganassi Racing for 2022,” Bamber said. “When you communicate about legendary sporting activities auto racing groups you consider of CGR. They’ve currently received their class at Le Mans. It is a earth course crew and it is amazing to see what they’ve completed in their very first year with the Cadillac DPi-V.R. I am also thrilled to race in the leading class of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship.
“I never know who my immediate teammate will be, but the lineup that the workforce has place together is great and world course. Renger is a Daytona and championship winner previously. Sebastien is anyone I have appeared up to as a child when he was in Champ Automobile and INDYCAR. Alex with his Method E and athletics car or truck experience is fast as perfectly. We have a pleasant combine of talent from diverse racing sequence.
“My personal hope is to get at Daytona. It has eluded me for numerous years as I have completed on the podium numerous instances. I would also really like to earn some of the other highlight races and the group and driver’s championship.”
The workforce will announce driver pairings and endurance motorists prior to the Roar Right before the 24 at Daytona in January.