GB3 graduate De Pauw confirmed in 2023 World Endurance Championship

GB3 graduate De Pauw confirmed in 2023 World Endurance Championship

11 January 2023

Belgian ace Ulysse De Pauw, a race winner in GB3 when it was known as the BRDC British F3 Championship, will race full-time in the 2023 World Endurance Championship.

The 21-year-old, who won races at Donington Park and Snetterton in 2020 with Douglas Motorsport, has quickly become one of the leading young sports car drivers in international motorsport, and claimed the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup Silver title last year.

Having also put in starring roles in occasional British GT and Intercontinental GT Challenge races last year, he’s now been elevated to AF Corse’s top-tier line-up in the GTE category, and in addition, will race at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.

Speaking to DH Les Sports, De Pauw said: “A first time at the 24 Hours of Le Mans at 21, with Ferrari and AF Corse, and in addition during the year of the centenary of this legendary race, it’s going to be incredible! I can’t wait to be there.

“This year will be a big step in my racing career. It was really important for me to stay with AF Corse and Ferrari.

“Along with F1, the WEC is one of the most beautiful motor racing championships in the world. So I’m going to live a dream and I really want to thank all the people who have supported me since the beginning. It’s also thanks to them that I am here today.”