Algarve Pro to run second LMP2 entry under G-Drive Racing collaboration at Le Mans

The Algarve Pro Racing team will be running a second LMP2 entry for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 19-20th September.

Algarve Pro are set to establish their second Oreca entry under the name ‘G-Drive by Algarve’ in the LMP2 category.

The other #25 entry will be carried over from their European Le Mans Series (LMP2) runner, which will be driven by the same crew: John Falb, Simon Trummer, and Matthew McMurray.

The team carried the G-Drive by Algarve name during their title-winning season of the Asian Le Mans Series of 2019/20.

The G-Drive Racing squad found success in their ELMS, ALMS and in former WEC/Le Mans participations.

The driver crew will consist of former Daytona ’24 winner Ryan Cullen, who will be joined by two ex-LMP1 stars Oliver Jarvis and Nick Tandy (who won Le Mans with Porsche in 2015).

Algarve Pro Racing Team Principal, Stewart Cox, gave his thoughts: “To have two cars on the grid in the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans is really exciting for Algarve Pro Racing.

“We have to say a big thanks to G-Drive Racing for giving us the option to do this, and I’m delighted with the way the programme has come together.

“We’ve been working on it since winning the 2019-20 Asian Le Mans Series title and the work has paid off, as we have a great car and a world-class, champion driver line-up in Ryan [Cullen], Oliver [Jarvis] and Nick [Tandy].”

Making his return to Le Mans, Cullen said: “I’m really looking forward to returning to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with G-Drive Racing by Algarve.

“The programme has come together really well, and while I haven’t had much time to process it, I am truly grateful to Stewart and Samantha Cox of Algarve Pro and everyone at G-Drive Racing for the opportunity.

“I haven’t driven with Oliver [Jarvis] or Nick [Tandy] before, but I expect to benefit from their combined experiences with LMP1 and GT factory setups, as well as world-class LMP2 teams.

“We have a short period of time to prepare, but I’m fitter and stronger than ever before and I will go into this year’s Le Mans as a vastly more experienced driver with knowledge of all aspects of endurance sportscar racing.

“There’s so much talent within our driver line-up, we’re aiming to be competitive among what will be a strong LMP2 field.”