When Belgian Sam Dejonghe signed with the Inter Europol Competition team, racing in both the LMP3 and the LMP2 was always the plan. For the penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series at Spa (21-22 September) and the last round at Portimao (25-27 October) he will join regular Kuba Smiechowski in the #34 LMP2.
Sam Dejonghe:“I’m thrilled to making the step up to LMP2! The car and way of doing things in the top class of ELMS is new to me, so it’s a big challenge with limited tracktime. But I know Spa very well, know how the championship works and I feel comfortable in our team. The focus is there, and I will do everything I can to adapt quickly and deliver a performance on Sunday. Can’t wait to get behind the wheel!”
Sascha Fassbender(Team Manager): “For Sam it is a planned move. We saw him doing well in the LMP3; the LMP2 will be his new challenge. It will be a very interesting weekend for him at Spa and we hope to see that he will as quickly adept to the LMP2 as he did to the LMP3 and being in one of the faster cars on the track.”
The third driver in the #34 LMP2 will be announced shortly.