Upcoming full-time WEC debutants Richard Mille Racing has completed three days of testing at Motorland Aragon.
The team will be racing in the LMP2 category of this year’s World Endurance Championship with an Oreca 07 Gibson that the majority of LMP2 will be running.
Their driver line-up of Tatiana Calderon, Sophia Floersch, and 2019 Vice-W Series Champion Beitske Visser will tackle the 2021 campaign as the first all-female crew to do so full-time.
Other alike female crews include the debuting #85 Iron Lynx team in GTE-Am.
👊🏻1st test 2021 Motorland Aragon is done❤️❤️❤️Fantastic job @Richard_Mille Racing Team @SignatechAlpine @goodyear and my teammates @beitskevisser @TataCalde. Prepared for @FIAWEC 8h race @AIAPortimao #sophia #racegirl #dedication pic.twitter.com/e8vYuMbp8O
— Sophia Floersch (@SophiaFloersch) February 14, 2021
A campaign in the 2020 European Le Mans Series had the team finish 10th in the LMP2 standings with a best finish of fifth at the 4 Hours of Le Castellet opening round.
Their debut (the team and the driver crew) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year presented more success after achieving a ninth-class finish in the LMP2 category.
Reliability issues troubled many of the other cars from the first lap, but the Richard Mille Racing Team made the most of the drama after qualifying 20th out of 24 in-class.
In the FIA Women in Motorsport newsletter, the team recalled satisfaction over fondness from “the landmarks being reached and goals being met.”
Season 9 will be commencing at the 8 Hours of Portimão where they will take on 12 other LMP2 cars, several of those drivers and teams are also debuting into the WEC.
Richard Mille Racing are targeting upbeat results from their step into the world championship roster.