To help the development of ByKolles’ PMC Le Mans Hypercar, Tom Dillmann and Esteban Guerrieri have been signed as test and development drivers for the team.
ByKolles were the big absentees of this year’s WEC’s entry list although the team confirmed the development of an LMH in September. Numerous questions arose concerning the project but it is now confirmed that it was never given up.
This morning, ByKolles Racing announced the signing of both Tom Dillmann and Esteban Guerrieri as test and development drivers. They are both very experienced drivers.
Indeed, Esteban Guerrieri won the 2020 24 Hours of Nurburgring with Honda, proving his great pace and Tom Dillmann had a few races in Formula E as well as in LMP1 in the past years, confirming the sharpness of both these drivers and their ability to help a team develop a racing car.
“From karting to almost all formula racing series to the fastest touring cars – in my career, I have driven nearly everything that can be experienced in motorsport,” Guerrieri says.
“Now I’m looking forward to this new project and the tests in the ByKOLLES Hypercar. I am sure that my extensive experience in a wide variety of cars will help us to consistently develop the PMC Project LMH Hypercar and make it successful,” he adds.
Tom Dillmann also could not hide his excitement being involved in a new project at one of the highest categories of racing. The 31-year-old French driver will be counting on his recent experience in Formula E and LMP1 in order to help the team develop their naturally aspirated V8 beast.
“I’ve been driving for the ByKOLLES team for three years and I feel very much at home with the team. The development of a new Hypercar for the top class of the WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a very exciting task,” the French driver says.
“During my career, I have been involved in the development of many different cars alongside racing. Most recently in LMP1 and Formula E. I look forward to bring my experience to this project and to be able to help guide it from the very beginning.”