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Glickenhaus commits to full-season WEC 2022 entry with one automobile

Marque founder Jim Glickenhaus has confirmed that he’ll return to the WEC full-time together with his Le Mans Hypercar following a statement from the series that he will only be allowed to race in 2022 if he commits to turning up with at the very least one automobile at each race. 

Glickenhaus advised Autosport that he plans to enter two of his Pipo-engined 007 LMHs for the Le Mans 24 Hours in June and that the one uncertainly issues the variety of automobiles he’ll subject over the ultimate three races.

“We’ll begin with one automobile at Sebring and Spa, then two at Le Mans, after which we’ll see what number of automobiles we’re in a position to race after that,” he stated.                    

“There may be an intent to do the rest of the yr after Le Mans; the one caveat is that now we have to get a good Stability of Efficiency, which I imagine we’ll get.

“If you happen to ask, ‘What’s your intent, Jim?’, I’d say it’s to proceed racing within the WEC for an additional 5 years.”

Glickenhaus had beforehand acknowledged that he had little curiosity in doing the Fuji and Bahrain rounds, however WEC boss Frederic Lequien stated forward of final weekend’s 2021 season finale on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit that the workforce would not be capable of choose and selected which races it contests.

He defined that he needed a agency dedication from Glickenhaus Racing for at least one automobile at each spherical.

#708 Glickenhaus Racing Glickenhaus 007 LMH Hypercar, Luis Felipe Derani, Franck Mailleux, Olivier Pla

#708 Glickenhaus Racing Glickenhaus 007 LMH Hypercar, Luis Felipe Derani, Franck Mailleux, Olivier Pla

Photograph by: Paul Foster

The workforce has but to outline its full driver line-up for subsequent season, however Glickenhaus was in a position to affirm that Olivier Pla can be in its solo automobile for the season-opening Sebring 1000 Miles in March and that Pipo Derani will rejoin the squad for Le Mans. 

Glickenhaus revealed that he had vital curiosity from drivers new to the workforce for 2022, however recommended that he anticipated to “see lots of our drivers from this yr again with us.”

He identified that two-time Le Mans winner Romain Dumas, who drove the 007 in all three of its WEC appearances this yr, can be racing his SCG Boot off-roader within the Baja 1000 in Mexico later this month.

Glickenhaus additionally revealed that he’s anticipating Richard Westbrook and Franck Mailleux to race for him once more on the Nurburgring 24 Hours subsequent Could together with his zero04C GT automobile. 

Pla, Derani, Dumas, Westbrook and Mailleux have been joined on the 2021 Glickenhaus roster by Ryan Briscoe and Gustavo Menezes, who can be racing the brand new Peugeot 9X8 LMH within the 2022 WEC.

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