Richard Mille Racing Team enters all-female trio for WEC LMP2 campaign
After a promising rookie campaign in the ELMS last year, the all-female trio that makes up the Richard Mille Racing Team will step up to the world stage for 2021.
Confirmed to drive the ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 car will be Beitske Visser (Netherlands), Sophia Flörsch (Germany) and Tatiana Calderón (Colombia).
Calderón is an Alfa Romeo F1 test driver and participates in in the Japanese Super Formula championship, while 20-year-old Flörsh has built herself a solid reputation, standing out in every category she has entered. Rounding out the trio is 25-year-old Visser from the Netherlands, a GT race winner and runner-up in the all-female W Series.
New year, new challenge for the all-female trio and Richard Mille Racing Team as they enter the World Endurance Championship for Season 9!— WEC (@FIAWEC) January 20, 2021
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Calderón commented: “To race in the FIA World Endurance Championship against the best drivers in the world will definitely be another milestone in our careers.”
Visser added: “Last year was pretty crazy, between Covid-19 and the fact that I stepped in late during the season, but I really enjoyed working with everyone in the team. I hope we can build on this experience as we move up to the FIA World Endurance Championship this year.”
Flörsch concluded: “Having a team like Signatech, with experienced engineers and mechanics behind us is incredible… It made it a lot easier for us, as endurance rookies, during our first season. We all got along really well and enjoyed it a lot, especially at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
The full #WEC2021 entry list will be revealed tomorrow at 12h21 CET – set your clocks!