Sebastien Bourdais and Pierre Kaffer will join the Starworks Motorsport team at this week's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, the second round of the North American Endurance Championship and seventh round of the Rolex Sports Car Series.
Bourdais will co-drivethe No. 2 Starworks Motorsport Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype with Alex Popow and Ryan Dalziel, while Kaffer joins the 8 car pairing of Scott Mayer and Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley.
"Thanks to Alex and Peter, I am really happy to go back to Watkins Glen after last year's performances and to reunite with Alex and Ryan makes it even better," said Bourdais. "My season hasn't been very enjoyable so far, so it would be great to finally get things going and win this one would be pretty sweet!”
Team owner Peter Baron said: "It's a bit like a family reunion this weekend. Sebastien's first drive was with us at this race a year ago, and it's been great ever since. He podiumed both times at the Glen for us last year and it was an initiation by fire as he learned about all the bumping and pushing that takes place in Daytona Prototype racing. He quickly got the hang of it and had a monster run at Indy for the inaugural Brickyard win, and again helping the team with the 1-2 finish at the second Glen race in August.
“Alex, Ryan and Sébastien all get along well and Sebastien's driving style fits in perfectly to compliment them, so he's an easy third driver to fit in. I'm certain, with our track record at the faster circuits last year, the 2 car will be one of the favorites for the win this weekend."
The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen race wll air live on SPEED at 11:00 AM ET Sunday.