The fourth round 2018 European Le Mans Series which will take place at Silverstone on the 18th of August and it will see a change in the Racing Engineering driver line-up. Regular driver Olivier Pla, who is currently lying second in the 2018 European Le Mans Series Driver Championship alongside his teammates Norman Nato and Paul Petit, will be unable to compete due to a prior commitment in the World Endurance Championship which will also be held at Silverstone on the same weekend.
Replacing Olivier for this race only will be Matthieu Vaxiviére and although only 23 years old the young Frenchman is already very experienced having won numerous races in the Formula Renault 3.5 Championship, finishing second in the 2015 season. For the last two years Matthieu has been competing in both the European Le Mans Series and the World Endurance Championship and he is currently lying fourth in this year’s ELMS and seventh in the WEC. In both series he is racing the same chassis as that used by Racing Engineering, the Oreca-Gibson 07, so he will be ready to race from the start of Free Practice and Racing Engineering have every confidence that Matthieu will help keep the Spanish team at the front of the ELMS field.