Martin Plowman will join OAK Racing in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship. He will drive the #35 Morgan LM P2 alongside Bertrand Baguette and Ricardo Gonzalez.
Plowman turned heads in the sports car world in 2012 when he raced a Morgan LM P2 in the American Le Mans Series, charging his rookie team to the front of the field in several races. He raced alongside OAK Racing at both the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Plowman made an impression on the French team, who is excited to announce his addition to their lineup.
Plowman is joined by former single-seater and IndyCar driver Baguette, who is remaining with the team for a second season, and silver-grade driver Gonzales, who raced in the WEC LMP2 category last season after a stint in the American Le Mans Series in 2010 and 2011.
This three-driver team joins an additional OAK Racing car, as announced last Thursday. The #24 car will be driven by Olivier Pla, Alex Brundle, and Plowman’s 2012 teammate David Heinemeier Hansson. OAK Racing will take part in the official FIA WEC pre-season test at Paul Ricard on March 29-30 in preparation for the opening round at Silverstone on April 13-14.
Martin Plowman: “I’m excited to finally be able to announce my plans for the upcoming campaign. It has been a long off-season for me and I am extremely grateful to OAK Racing for showing their belief in my abilities by bringing me into the team. Last year I had a successful debut season with their chassis in the American Le Mans Series, so to get the call from the factory team to race in the World Endurance Championship is a huge honour. There will be a lot of hard work ahead to prepare for the season but I will be surrounded by a very strong engineering team and, of course, partnered with two very strong drivers who I respect. I can’t wait to get to work, especially as we look towards the Le Mans 24 Hours. It is one of the top three races on my bucket list, so to finally be able to take part in such a historic race will be a dream come true.”