Swiss WEC and GP2 ace Simon Trummer joins JDC-Miller MotorSports
Thursday, November 30, 2017

JDC-Miller MotorSports today confirmed 28-year-old Swiss WEC and GP2 ace Simon Trummer as one of the team’s full-season drivers for the new # 84 IMSA WeatherTech Championship Prototype entry. 

Trummer brings a wealth of experience to JDC. Having most recently campaigned an ORECA 07 in the 2017 World Endurance Championship, his background also includes 18 starts in LMP1 and three starts at the 24 Hours of LeMans. Prior to making the transition to sports cars, he competed in various open-wheel categories; earning podium finishes in GP2 and International Formula Masters, among others.

He recently joined JDC-Miller for a test at Sebring International Raceway, before finishing out the FIA World Endurance Championship with the final round in Bahrain.

“Simon is a great addition to our program. He has a lot of experience with the ORECA 07 which immediately showed during the two day test at Sebring,” commented team principal John Church.

“With the team moving to a two-car program in 2018, we felt it was important to include someone like Simon to our program that knows the car and fits very well into our program on a personal side. When he tested with us at Sebring he was right up to speed for being at the track for the first time while also driving on a new tire. More importantly, he fit right into the entire group, it was like he had been with us all year”, Church explained.

“I have always wanted to race in the US and IMSA at the moment is for sure very attractive with all the new cars and manufacturers joining the championship. JDC-Miller had an incredible season in their first year competing in Prototype and when they decided to expand to a two-car program for 2018 we started discussing the possibilities of doing something together”, remarked Trummer.

“John is exactly right, I felt right at home with the entire group when we tested together last month at Sebring. Sometimes you just “click” with people right away, so I am really excited to be joining JDC-Miller for the upcoming season”.

The team recently announced their 2018 line-up for the # 85 car, with JDC-Miller regulars Misha Goikhberg and Stephen Simpson teaming up for their second prototype class campaign and Chris Miller joining the # 85 line-up again for the four rounds of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.

JDC-Miller MotorSports will next head to Daytona for the official IMSA test on December 5th and 6th.

More news about JDC Miller MotorSports 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship program is expected to be released soon.