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F1 star Daniil Kyvat to lead G-Drive Racing return to FIA WEC

Daniil Kvyat will spearhead G-Drive Racing by Algarve Pro Racing’s assault on the LMP2 class of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship. The extremely successful Russian, who so far has enjoyed three podiums in 110 Formula One starts will therefore also make his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut as the Russian team returns to full-time FIA WEC competition.

G-Drive Racing competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship full-time between 2012 and 2017, amassing LMP2 class victories and the World Championship crown in 2015. In addition to its success on the global stage, the Russian team also won three titles and 10 races in the European Le Mans Series, making G-Drive Racing the most successful team in Le Mans-style competition in this century.

Daniil Kvyat will join Australian James Allen and Austrian Rene Binder in the team’s return to the world championship, creating a line-up that embodies star power, raw speed, and experience in endurance racing in equal measure. The FIA World Endurance Championship is set to start with the 1000 miles of Sebring in March, with the legendary Florida track arguably the toughest test on machinery. The season then continues with races at iconic tracks like Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, Bahrein, and Fuji, the first three al venues where Daniil Kvyat has taken Formula One points.

The main jewel of the FIA World Endurance Championship calendar is without a doubt the 24 hours of Le Mans. The 90th running of the biggest motorsport event in the world will be held on the 11th and 12th of June and remains the biggest point of focus for G-Drive Racing.
DANIIL KVYAT

“I’m very happy to join G-Drive Racing, an extremely successful Russian sportscar team. Endurance racing has always fascinated me and to compete in the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans, one of the most famous and prestigious races on the planet, is every driver’s dream but first I am looking forward to the first race in Sebring. This form of racing is a new challenge for me and the competition in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship will be very tough, but together with my teammates and the G-Drive Racing team, we are ready to fight.”

ALEXANDER KRYLOV – G-DRIVE RACING TEAM PRINCIPAL

«Since its launch ten years ago G-Drive Racing has become one of the most successful Russian motorsport projects beating all records in LMP2 class of endurance races. Yet, we do not wish to rest on our laurels, we are set to go beyond. G-Drive Racing returns to FIA WEC to fight for yet another title and for the podium in the legendary Le Mans 24. The fact that Daniil Kvyat, the most acclaimed Russian racing driver, has joined our team is the best proof of our popularity and potential. Strengthened by Daniil, our team is determined to conquer new heights in the history of world racing.”

ROMAN RUSINOV – G-DRIVE RACING TEAM MANAGER

“We are honored and very happy to have Daniil join G-Drive Racing for our full-time return to the FIA World Endurance Championship. He is without a doubt one of Russia’s sporting heroes and most successful racing drivers. And while I have no doubt, he will find his way back into Formula One, I am very much looking forward to having him at our side and fighting, together with Rene and James, for glory, victory at Le Mans, and of course the world title.”

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