Job van Uitert’s racing success sparked an interest for him to compete with the LMP2 squad Nederland Racing Team for a second time, after substituting for the injured Nick de Vries last September.
His expertise accelerated the performance of the Nederland team to success at the Silverstone season opener, where they made it to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) podium for the first time ever (alongside the proud team owner Frits van Eerd). He was booked to race in the Sebring 1000 Miles race in March before the racing calendar was wiped out due to the global pandemic. With that being said, thankfully the Spa WEC round has been rescheduled for August 15th. As de Vries expected to remain out of action at that time, van Uitert’s racing success has led him to another opportunity to compete in the Spa WEC race and will share RTN’s Oreca 07 with van Erd and van der Garde once again – this time for the Belgian race.
Thankfully de Vries is set to race the two final rounds of the 2019 / 2020 WEC season at Bahrain and Le Mans despite receiving the title of a Toyota LMP1 reserve driver recently (which is an honorary compliment to his performances with Racing Team Nederland). Van Eerd is said to be delighted to see talent like this to receive such a reward. Meanwhile van Uitert is now set to compete the Le Mans for rival LMP2 team United Autosports, which he usually races in the ELMS.
Eurasia is set to be a competitor to van Uitert and the Nederland Team; however they are yet to confirm their pro driver as Nick Cassidy is now unavailable to drive for the Eurasia team. Cassidy, who is based in New Zealand, had every intention to make his WEC debut with the team in April and then go on to race at the Spa WEC round this August. However, imposed border restrictions meant he was unable to leave the country, leaving all his racing plans to a later date. The Eurasia team are now currently working to confirm their pro driver to race alongside Nobuya Yamanaka and Daniel Gaunt on August 15th.
Will van Uitert’s racing skills do it again for the Nederland Racing Team? His second appearance at the FIA WEC season in next month’s Spa race is set to be a highly anticipated event, not to be missed.
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