Having dominated the inaugural Henderson Insurance Brokers LMP3 Cup Championship, Ecurie Ecosse are delighted to confirm its return to the series with Nielsen Racing as they seek to defend its impressive championship winning record with an adjusted driver line-up.
Colin Noble returns to the team, keen to add to the six victories he claimed alongside team director and driver Alasdair McCaig last year. The BRDC Rising Star will be joined by Tony Wells, someone very familiar to the team having finished second alongside Noble last year in the Michelin Le Mans Cup Championship.
“I’m really looking forward to the new year,” said Noble. “I know Tony well from our 2017 season successes in the Le Mans Cup and I know that Nielsen Racing will provide me with a car always capable of going for wins. I think we’ll be a very competitive pairing and we go into the championship with the aim of retaining the title.”
Wells competed with a rival team in the 2017 LMP3 Cup championship and proved to be Ecurie Ecosse’s biggest rival as he notched up an impressive four wins and four runner-up positions. The Northumberland-based driver is looking forward to joining the team for the 2018 campaign and extending his relationship with Ecurie Ecosse and Nielsen Racing.
“I’ve raced with Sven every year since he formed Nielsen and won both UK and European Radical Championship with him,” Wells began with reference to Team Manager David Thompson. “We have a long history together and won the first race together for the team in Dubai. I then recall first seeing Colin testing an SR1 at Cadwell where he was so impressive and has since gone from strength to strength. With all of these factors, it was a no brainer to race here this year and I believe we’re going to have a very successful season.”