Matteo Cairoli ready for double FIA WEC, ELMS commitment at Silverstone

Matteo Cairoli ready for double FIA WEC, ELMS commitment at Silverstone
Silverstone, UK, 29 August, 2019 European Le Mans Series FIA WEC

Porsche Young Professional driver Matteo Cairoli is ready to embark on the new FIA WEC season as the 2019-2020 edition starts this weekend at Silverstone, in England. The Northamptonshire venue hosts the first out of eight events of the calendar. On the Uk soil, the 23-year-old Italian racer will share the driving duties in the LMGTe Am class with Norwegian Egidio Perfetti and Dane David Heinemeier-Hansson, piloting a Team Project 1's Porsche.

At the same time, Cairoli will take part in the fourth of six European Le Mans Series rounds to reunite with German Christian Ried and country-fellow Riccardo Pera in a Dempsey-Proton Racing's 911 RSR car. After claiming a victory at Monza and the third place at the Paul Ricard circuit, Cairoli, Ried and Pera occupy the second place in the LMGTe standings, 10 points behind the leaders Lavergne/Nielsen/Pier Guidi.

"I am very thrilled to face a double commitment. It will be a very tough weekend, with two different teams, two different cars and engineers", commented Cairoli, "I am quite optimistic and I'm convinced we can catch a good results in both Championship."

The ELMS 4-Hours of Silverstone will start on Saturday at 14.30 pm local time after the qualifying. The FIA WEC 4-hour race is scheduled on Sunday at 12 pm.