Giedo Van der Garde will race in 2016, along with JACK Sports. The Dutch will play all of the appointments in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) on the Gibson 015S-Nissan LMP2. The ex-pilot of Formula 1 debut at the wheel of this prototype at Silverstone (15 and 16 April), although you will be able to know your new vehicle in the pre-test carried out on 22 and 23 march at Le Castellet. His signing by JOTA Sports implies that you will participate in at least two tests of the World of Resistance (WEC) in 2016 after failing to crystallize the agreement with Toyota.
As confirmed by the team and the racer himself, Giedo Van der Garde will play the 6 Hours of Spa alongside Simon Dolan and Jake Dennis. In the case of Simon Dolan, will also be mate Giedo in ELMS, while the third pilot will be a Harry Tincknell has left the failed project of Nissan. In addition, Giedo van der Garde will be in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, although for the moment the team has not confirmed its line-up of riders for this test and for the rest of the events of the WEC, which will compete with an Oreca 05.
Giedo Van der Garde lands in the European Le Mans Series and in the WEC after a season in white. The Dutch, who had signed a contract with Sauber to compete in the Formula 1 World championship in 2015, had to quit due to disagreements with the teams. Received a compensation, but that does not diminish the pilot’s natural Rhenen has not competed at the top level since his last participation with the team Caterham in the 2013 season of F1. That year he played 19 Major Prizes with a fourteenth place as best result.