“After two wonderful years in the premier Hypercar category, I’m delighted to be back in LMP2 to start my sixth season with Alpine. I want to thank Alpine, Signatech and Philippe Sinault for their unfailing confidence.
With my two new teammates, we are ready to give it our all this season, and I am already looking forward to the 1000 Miles of Sebring.”
“I am really excited to be joining Alpine Elf Endurance Team for the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship. This is a big change of direction for my career, but I'm looking forward to taking on a new challenge, while being part of the Alpine programme and continuing to develop my relationship with the global Alpine brand. »
“I am thrilled to join the Alpine Elf Endurance Team for my first season in the World Endurance Championship. I've had the fortune to be successful in ELMS, but my main goal is ultimately to win Le Mans. Joining Alpine puts me in one of the top teams, and I will fight alongside them to try and achieve this.”
“We know that this is a transitional year with a return to a category we know well despite all the changes that happened in recent years. It will be a big challenge, but we will do everything we can to win while preparing for the future.
I'm looking forward to this season with confidence, as I am sure our trio will have excellent chemistry and the ambition required to win races, Le Mans and the title.”
“I truly cannot wait to start this 2023 season with Alpine Elf Endurance Team. I have raced against this team for many years, and to join them is a great honour.
We will be up against teams that have already won the WEC and ELMS titles, but we are determined to fight for as many race wins as possible and the title.”
“I'm really happy to continue my journey with Signatech and to be part of the Alpine family this year. I could hardly have hoped for anything better than to become the driver of a French manufacturer and a French team at just 21 years of age.
I can't wait to start the season and see what we can achieve together.”
ALPINE ELF ENDURANCE TEAM PRINCIPAL
“We are racers, and it was unthinkable for Alpine not to be part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Centenary celebrations. We absolutely wanted to be a part of it as competition runs in our blood and DNA, and it also allows us to get ourselves in working order with most of the technical staff who will take up the challenge that awaits us in 2024. Before starting the development of our future LMDh prototype, our challenge this winter was to fully apprehend this season and the challenges we will face in LMP2. We had to put together two driver line-ups, both homogeneous and coherent, whilst considering the specific LMP2 rules, notably with a Silver driver in each car. We are proud of our trios mixing experienced drivers with great potential for the future.
Everyone knows the qualities and skills of Matthieu, André and Charles, while Julien's experience speaks for itself as does Memo's track record. We are also fully committed to leading Olli to a successful transition in his career, as we have done with André and many others in the past. We are also pleased to welcome Reshad De Gerus to the team as a reserve driver for the 2023 season. He is a talented driver, whose performance in ELMS will be closely followed this year. Ultimately, LMP2 is a category that has evolved tremendously in our two-year absence with a complete redefinition of the technical regulation framework on aerodynamics, engines and tyres. There is a superb field with an incredible level of competition awaiting us, but we are looking forward to the challenge and can't wait to get to Sebring!"