ByKolles announces test and development drivers for LMH project

ByKolles Racing has announced long-time driver Tom Dillmann and Argentine Esteban Guerrieri as test and development drivers for PMC Project LMH.

The WEC LMP1 regulars will enter Le Mans Hypercars in 2022 and join Peugeot on their debut into the category.

The German-based outfit announced intentions to race in the new Le Mans Hypercar category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year but subsequently failed to race in Season 9 due to a disagreement over entry fees.

Frenchman Tom Dillmann has been tied with ByKolles since the 2018/19 Super-Season and will continue their partnership into PMC Project LMH.

“I’ve been driving for the ByKolles team for three years and I feel very much at home with the team, the 31-year-old said.

“The development of a new Hypercar for the top class of the WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a very exciting task.

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“During my career I have been involved in the development of many different cars alongside racing. Most recently in LMP1 and Formula E.

“I look forward to bring my experience to this project and to be able to help guide it from the very beginning.”

Former class-winner at the Nurburgring 24 Hours, Esteban Guerrieri, will share the test/development roles with Dillmann.

“From karting to almost all formula racing series to the fastest touring cars – in my career I have driven nearly everything that can be experienced in motorsport,” said the 36-year-old.

“Now I’m looking forward to this new project and the tests in the ByKolles Hypercar.

“I am sure that my extensive experience in a wide variety of cars will help us to consistently develop the PMC Project LMH Hypercar and make it successful.

“At the same time, it’s a way back to my roots.

“I still know some of the team members from our time together in Formula 3.”

The extensive test program over the coming months will be a blend of reliability, performance, electronics setup and long-distance tests.

Possible driver line-ups will also be evaluated and unveiled later into the year and the name of the car will be announced ‘in due course’.