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Léo Roussel Completes G-Drive by DragonSpeed ELMS LMP2 Entry

ELMS - 15/03/2017 - Press Release - G-Drive by DragonSpeed

21-year-old Léo Roussel has been confirmed as the third full-season European Le Mans Series (ELMS) driver aboard the G-Drive by DragonSpeed number 22 ORECA 07 Gibson, joining Memo Rojas and Ryo Hirakawa for the six-round series.

Roussel completes a two-car ELMS effort for the team, now based in the south of France, who will also field a second ORECA, their number 21 car (racing under the 10Star DragonSpeed banner) piloted by Henrik Hedman, Nicolas Lapierre and Ben Hanley.

Léo Roussel said: “I can’t wait to get started at Monza for what looks to be a really exciting ELMS season.

“It is a real pleasure and an honour to be a member of the team and to share the G-Drive by DragonSpeed ORECA with Memo and Ryo. It’s great to be taking this programme forward with a team, and teammates who are just as passionate as I am about the sport, and who will be looking to take the team to the front row on the grid and the top step of the podium. I’m delighted to be trusted with this opportunity by the team - I hope to live up to their expectations throughout the season.”

Léo brings backing from Cesa, Meusnier, Electricity Perrin, Swiss LED Lighting and RiderProd Design.

Team Principal Elton Julian said: "We are delighted to welcome Léo into our team.  

"We have been lucky to have some very talented drivers in our cars and adding Léo continues that story.  Our target is to provide him with the tools and support to show his full potential in what will be a pivotal season for his young career. Combined with Ryo and Memo, this trio gives us the motivation to deliver on our ambitions.”

Roussel will join the team for the official pre-season test at Monza on 28-29 March in preparation for the ELMS season opener at Silverstone on 14-15 April

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