James Rossiter and Kevin Weeda will race the Lotus branded Lola B12/80 LMP2 at Spa next month. The duo will share a second Lola designed and built LMP2 car in the second round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Kevin Weeda has recently contestedthe 2012 Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi and had previously raced in historic Ferrari Formula One cars at the Ferrari Historic Challenge. Swiss domiciled Weeda has also raced and won in Radicals in both the US and Europe.
James Rossiter was test and development driver for Honda and Super Aguri in Formula One between 2005 and 2008. He was also a race winner in the 2005 British F3 series. Last year, the Briton was participating in the 1000 km race of Spa and the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Lotus Evora GTE.
The Lotus LMP2 team is looking forward to the 6 Hours of Spa where the team is going to field two Lola B12/80 LMP2 cars for the very first time. The race will take place on Saturday, 5th May 2012.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be racing with Lotus this year in the inaugural season of the FIA WEC. It’s incredible to be involved with a team as iconic as Lotus and to work with such an experienced crew. I am also fortunate to have an opportunity to co-drive with my friend James Rossiter."
“It is great for my career to be back racing in the LMP2 class. Representing the legendary Lotus colours means a lot to me and I hope that we will have good results. I would especially like to thank Kevin Weeda for making this opportunity a reality.”