Glickenhaus Racing has confirmed the full driver line-up for the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Monza with Ryan Briscoe not amongst the six drivers.
Round 3 of the Season 9/2021 calendar will visit Monza for the first time in the championship’s history.
Glickenhaus Racing debuted into the World Endurance Championship at last week’s 8 Hours of Portimao with their #709.
Drivers Romain Dumas, Ryan Briscoe, and Richard Westbrook all proved capable pace during the Free Practice sessions but ran into difficulties during the race, where the team did make to the checkered flag.
For the 6 Hours of Monza, Glickenhaus regular Franck Mailleux will take Briscoe’s place in the #709’s venture at the ‘Temple of Speed’.
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Team Owner Jim Glickenhaus has iterated this decision was not down to the incident Briscoe was involved with intentions to give all of their seven 2021 drivers an opportunity to race the brand-new Le Mans Hypercar.
The #708 will make its race debut at Monza and will be piloted by IMSA DPi stars Pipo Derani, Olivier Pla and former Season 8 Rebellion Racing driver Gustavo Menezes.
The 8 Hours of Portimao saw Glickenhaus finish in P30 overall, 54 laps behind the winning Toyota at the end.
As the WEC’s second new LMH, it encountered difficulties such as the heightened tyre degradation (and blistering) in the high track temperatures which was a prevailing factor for other teams across the entire field.
Biscoe’s contact with the #777 and #77 GTE-Am cars resulted in a 1-hour-long repair to replace the clutch.
More tyre testing from Michelin is expected as they hone onto the new Hypercar’s characteristics, and more testing is to be conducted at Vallelunga prior to Monza.