New Zealander Brendon Hartley shall change Fernando Alonso within the Toyota World Endurance Championship (WEC) crew after a day of Le Mans in June, the Japanese producer introduced on Wednesday. Toyota mentioned twice Components One world champion Alonso “will discover new motorsport adventures throughout the Toyota Gazoo Racing household.” No particulars got, however, the Spaniard not too long ago examined a Toyota Dakar Rally automobile in South Africa. The subsequent version of that race will probably be held in Saudi Arabia in January 2020.
Alonso gained Le Mans with Toyota final yr and will likely be attempting to win the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren later this month to change into solely the second driver to finish the so-referred to as “Triple Crown of Motorsport.” “Now is an effective time to tackle new challenges and there are various attention-grabbing alternatives to discover inside Toyota Gazoo Racing,” mentioned the 37-12 months-outdated, who left Method One final yr.
“We nonetheless have two necessary races remaining as we’re nonetheless within the battle to turn out to be WEC World Champions and I will likely be pushing onerous to win each of them.” Hartley gained Le Mans with Porsche in 2017 and is a two-time World Endurance champion. He raced in System One with Toro Rosso final 12 months. “I consider I’m returning to WEC a good stronger driver following my expertise in Components One,” he mentioned. The 2019-20 WEC season begins at Silverstone on Sept 1 and runs to Le Mans on June 14, 2020.