Ben Baker repeated for a second consecutive season with the
team Gulf Racing in the GTE-Am WEC, occupying one of the few
seats empty that still remaining face at the start of the championship in the 6 Hours
Silverstone. In this way, the british pilot was put at the controls of the
Porsche 911 RSR the team next to Michael Wainwright, owner of Gulf Racing, and
a third driver yet to be confirmed. Barker already competed in his first
season in the Endurance World under the same colors. During 2016 the
third rider of the team was Adam Carroll.
“It’s great to know that I’m going to compete again at a high
level in 2017 after I confirm my presence for another year with Gulf Racing in the
World of Resistance” has stated Ben Baker. “I’m very excited
to be on the team and meet with Wainwright, as he has encouraged my
competitive ambitions in recent seasons. I’m desenado start
compete at home, in the 6 Hours of Silverstone. Of course, nothing can
overcome to Le Mans and I’m excited to make my second appearance in the 24
Hours in June. I’m sure the team will improve in 2017″.
With the confirmation of Baker at Gulf Racing, the grill
WEC is almost complete. In LMP1 only ByKolles has a pilot
confirm, while in LMP2 the vacancies are far more numerous. Signatech Alpine
you have three free places, while that Manor must still announce a pilot
after presenting to Jean-Eric Vergne as the fifth member of the team. In
GTE-Pro, all positions are covered, while in GTE-Am in addition to the
third pilot of Gulf Racing, also remains to be confirmed the third member
the alignment of Spirit of Race, the team that competes with a Ferrari 488 GTE.