The fourth round of the 2018 European Le Mans Series takes place this weekend at the Silverstone Circuit in England and Racing Engineering will be looking to continue their excellent form in their debut season in the Championship. The opening three races have already seen the Spanish team win the opening event at Paul Ricard and finish second in the last round at the Red Bull Ring, putting them in second place in the LMP2 Team Championship.
This weekend will see a change in the usual Racing Engineering line-up, regular driver Olivier Pla, who is currently lying second in the 2018 European Le Mans Series LMP2 Driver Championship, alongside his teammates Norman Nato and Paul Petit, will be unable to compete due to a prior commitment in the World Endurance Championship which will also be held at Silverstone. Replacing Olivier for this race only will be Matthieu Vaxiviére who has been competing in both the European Le Mans Series and the World Endurance Championship this year. In both series he is racing the same chassis as that used by Racing Engineering, the Oreca-Gibson 07, so he will be ready to race from the start of Free Practice and Racing Engineering have every confidence that Matthieu will help keep the Spanish team at the front of the ELMS field.