OAK to run Martin Plowman in 2013 World Endurance Championship
|By Gary Watkins||Monday, March 4th 2013, 12:07 GMT|
Briton Martin Plowman has joined the French OAK Racing squad for this year's World Endurance Championship.
The 25-year-old, who finished second in LMP2 in last year's American Le Mans Series driving one of OAK's chassis, will share the team's second Morgan-Nissan LMP2s with team regular Bertrand Baguette and Ricardo Gonzalez.
Plowman, who last year swapped to sportscars with the Conquest team after racing in Indy Lights and IndyCar in the US, said: "Last year I had a successful debut season with their chassis in the ALMS, so to get the call from the factory team to race in the WEC is a huge honour.
"There will be a lot of hard work ahead to prepare for the season, but I will be surrounded by a very strong engineering team and, of course, partnered with two very strong drivers who I respect."
2009 Formula Renault 3.5 champion Baguette is staying with OAK for a second year after a season focused on driving the team's LMP1 entry in 2012.
Gonzalez, who is the line-up's mandatory amateur or silver-rated driver, swaps from the Greaves Zytek squad with which he raced in last year's WEC.