Silver-licensed Andrew Watson completes the driver line-up for the #777 D’station Racing team of the FIA WEC’s GTE-Am category.
The 26-year-old Northern Irishman will join D’station Racing’s Managing Director Tomonobu Fujii and Satoshi Hoshino to race in all six rounds of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Watson will be in the debuting #777 D’station Racing team and their Aston Martin Vantage GTE in pursuit of the GTE Drivers’ and Teams’ trophies.
Watson said: “It’s really exciting to have the chance to join D’station Racing and TF Sport! When you combine their professionalism, expertise and ambition, it’s a perfect fit.
“It’s great to be back on the WEC grid for a second season, to continue building my experience and helping to deliver a successful debut campaign for D’station Racing.”
He made his WEC debut at the 2019 8 Hours of Bahrain last season, scoring third place in Gulf Racing’s Porsche 911 RSR GTE.
He raced in five rounds including a debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Watson debuted in an Aston Martin GTE at last season’s FIA WEC Rookie Test with AMR.
He continued: “I’m also looking forward to continuing to work with AMR. I’d like to thank everyone at D’station Racing and TF Sport for this incredible opportunity, which I’m very grateful for.
“I will be working hard to deliver strong results for the team and to build this relationship further into the future.”
“He has valuable experience of previously competing in the WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” added Fujii.
“He will be a big asset to our team. We would like to thank world-renowned F1 driver, Mark Blundell for recommending Andrew (who manages him).”
A highly successful track record of four Bathurst 12 Hours appearances and Rolex 24 efforts, plus his extensive GT experience in Blancpain’s Sprint and Endurance Cups, puts him in a worthy position to take on the WEC at Spa.