ByKolles Racing Team has all three seats taken for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa Francorchamps and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Oliver James Well will once again be in the car, for the team that he has been fixed part of since 2016.
Webb made his Le Mans debut in 2014 in LMP2, where he finished third with Signatech Alpine Matmut. One year later, he raced for Team SARD Morand in the LMP2 category, but without much success. He has raced in LMP1 since then, where technical issues or just general lack of speed, has made it impossible for him to grab any major results.
The team doesn’t have the best of odds for a good result, since they haven’t raced at all since Le Mans 2019, but has done a few test days in the most recent weeks, once it was clear, that they got an entry for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where they initially were second reserves. They do have one major advantage to previous years, that they have a stable platform, and nothing has changed since last years race. There has been a lot of chopping and changing engines and tire suppliers in previous years, so the team had to start learning things over and over, instead of focussing on getting the car to the chequered flag – and when they finally managed to do so, they actually finished quite well.
The team will use the 6 Hours Of Spa Francorchamps as a warm-up for the 24 hours, to brush off the cobwebs.
Oliver James Webb will share the car with Tom Dillmann, who also has a lot of experience with the car. Bruno Spengler is new in both the car and the LMP1 category, after spending many years in GT cars at BMW Motorsport.
The 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps will be run on Saturday 15 August 2020.