Toyota Gazoo Racing continues daisy leaf by leaf at the time
to select the two pilots that accompany Stéphane Sarrazin in the third
Toyota TS050 Hybrid at the 6 Hours of Spa and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although it is true that Ryo Hirakawa and Yuji Kunimoto are still very much present, Nicolas
Lapierre has earned a whole to return to Toyota as reveals the middle
French ‘AutoHebdo’. Today, the French have great options of
to get to the controls of the third Toyota TS050 Hybrid, despite the abrupt greeting which
had the pilot natural Thonon-les-Bains brand.
Although Nicolas Lapierre has closed an agreement with Signatech Alpine to compete at the controls of one of their Alpine A470, his project with the French training would not be an impediment to
arriving in Toyota Gazoo Racing. In this aspector, the weekly ‘AutoHebdo’ points out that Romain
Dumas would be commissioned to substitute for him in the Signatech both in Spa-Francorchamps
as in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, being a priori Dumas paired with Gustavo
Menezes and Matt Rao, as long as Signatech confirm to these two riders for
compete next to Lapierre on the rest of the appointments in the calendar of the WEC.
In this aspect, have Lapierre is a bet on
insurance for Toyota. However, the frenchman is a pilot ‘house’ already
competed for the WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Toyota in the seasons 2012, 2013
and 2014. In 2015, still under the umbrella of the japanese brand, got the
victory in the class LMP2 24 Hours of Le Mans with KCMG, while in
2016 was the pillar on which was built the project of Signatech ended up with the title of LMP2. Lapierre added four victories in class with Gustavo Menezes and
Stéphane Richelmi, being one of these wins at Le Mans.