Leo Roussel returns to the European Le Mans Series in 2019.
The LMP2 Champion from 2017 has signed with Inter Europol Competition, who expands the team with a LMP2 car.
Roussel had signed for the CEFC TRSM Racing LMP1 team in the FIA World Endurance Championship 2018/19, but the programme has already closed down due to economical issues with their Chinese title sponsor. So Roussel didn’t do much of racing in 2018, but did compete at Le Mans with the Ginetta car.
The 23 year-old Frenchman was a silver-ranked driver in 2017, but almost outdid himself, so he got upgraded to gold for 2018. He is lightning fast, and it will be interesting to follow him throughout the year in a competitive car.
Leo Roussel will team up with Polish driver Jakub Smiechowski, and the duo will do the full European Le Mans Series plus the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s not yet conformed by the team, if the do the ELMS with two drivers only, or if they will have the third driver for Le Mans running all throughout
The European Le Mans Series starts in three weeks time at Paul Ricard in the south of France.