EX-F1 man Petrov joins WEC in LMP2

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Ex-re­nault For­mula 1 driver Vi­taly Petrov will race in the LMP2 class of the World En­durance Cham­pi­onship with SMP Rac­ing this year.

The Rus­sian was left on the side­lines in 2015 af­ter be­ing un­able to find a drive but will join SMP as it steps up from the Euro­pean Le Mans Se­ries into WEC.

“It will not be easy, but we know what to do to get re­sults,” said Petrov, who raced in the DTM in 2014. “I am sure that next year we will fight for the ti­tle and will do ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to do so.” World Tour­ing Car cham­pion Jose Maria Lopez is eye­ing an as­sault on the Le Mans 24 Hours once his cur­rent deal with Citroen fin­ishes later this year.

Petrov will join SMP team

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