Habsburg and Milesi join Frijns in Team WRT’s line-up
Team WRT has announced its trio of drivers that will compete in the No. 31 ORECA 07 Gibson as part of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship.
The Belgian squad has confirmed Austria’s Ferdinand Habsburg and Frenchman Charles Milesi alongside Robin Frijns, who was already announced. Team WRT has opted for a mix of youth and experience but keeping talent as the underlying factor.
Habsburg drove for Team WRT in the DTM last year, securing one podium and one pole position. The 23-year-old has a solid past in single-seater before joining the DTM in 2019 and has already debuted at the wheel of LMP cars. No later than last weekend, he claimed a double win in the first two rounds of the Asian Le Mans Series at Dubai.
Milesi, who will turn 20 in early March, also started with single-seater before switching to sportscars. The Frenchman made his debut in the ELMS and at the Le Mans 24 Hours last year.
Ferdinand Habsburg: “Team WRT became my racing family last year in the DTM, we got along very well. It’s almost a crazy thought to imagine that we are going to enter a World Championship together this year. It shows the commitment to one another is strong, that we believe in and support each other. After the good results last year, I can’t wait to have more success at this kind of scale. I feel privileged to be with Team WRT and can’t wait to get going.”
Charles Milesi: “I am extremely happy to be part of this new venture with Team WRT. It will be a new challenge for me and the team. They had a lot of success in the past and I am looking forward to this new season, we have one of the strongest package and line-up in the very competitive WEC field, it will not be easy but we have the potential to fight at the top.”
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