WEC

Keating, Fraga & Bleekemolen join Project 1 for 2019/20 WEC campaign

Ben Keating, Felipe Fraga and Jeroen Bleekemolen will join Team Project 1 for a full-season entry into the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The trio, which finished first at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans before being disqualified, will drive the #57 Porsche 911 RSR in GTE Am class, replacing the line-up of Egidio Perfetti, Jörg Bergmeister and Patrick Lindsey, to which they lost the Le Mans win.

Keating originally planned to enter the championship with the Ford GT he drove at Le Mans, with possible support from Ford, but this plan was abandoned after the entry request was denied after failing the May 21st deadline.

The Texan, who has raced in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship for years, will not be committing to a full IMSA season in 2020, instead focussing on his new WEC commitments.

Perfetti will be rejoining the German squad to defend his title, unlike Bergmeister and Lindsey. The Norwegian will now drive the #56 Porsche 911 RSR, and will be joined by David Heinemeier Hansson and Porsche Young Professional Matteo Cairoli, who comes over from Dempsey-Proton Racing.

The German outfit is planning a number of testing days to get used to the Porsche 911 RSR ahead of the 2019/20 season opening 4 Hours of Silverstone on September 1st.