Panis Racing unveils its ELMS 2023 line-up
The French squad led by team principal Olivier Panis, in association with team managers Sarah and Simon Abadie, has completed its line-up for this new European campaign with aiming to keep the momentum after its 2022 runner-up title and with the desire to move one step upward onto the LMP2 standings podium.
The Dutchman Job Van Uitert, already part of the team last year, stays on along with his fellow countryman Tijmen Van Der Helm and the Venezuelan Manuel Maldonado. Thus, Panis Racing features young drivers (24 yo, 19 yo and 23 yo).
Olivier Panis - Team Principal : "The team's ambition this year in ELMS is simple: to win! Over the last few seasons, we have steadily made progress, reaching the point where we finished runner-up in 2022. Together with Sarah and Simon (Abadie), we have a strong group of engineers who knows how to operate the Oreca 07 under Florent Gouin’s authority. Our mechanics are very efficient as well and impressive during the pitstops phases. We are very happy that Job Van Uitert is back with us. He is a solid driver, very fast, very much involved with the staff. He will lead the team and will offer a strong reference to the newcomers.
He is now joined by another Dutch as teammate. 19-year-old Tijmen Van Der Helm already made great impression within the new generation of endurance drivers. His integration in the team will be eased by the presence of Job.
Manuel Maldonado is a Silver driver who has shown great potential on track. We are confident that he will carry on progressing at Panis Racing, whose aspiration has always been to support and develop young people.
We can't wait to start the season and to fight for victory!"