This season, Gabriel Aubry chose to run in two programmes on the international motorsport scene. Entered on the one hand alongside Stephane Richelmi and Ho Pin Tung at the heart of the Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota team in FIA WEC, the driver from Yvelines also took part in the GP3 Series Championship for Arden Motorsport. A last minute addition to his programme saw him take part in two rounds of the ELMS alongside Paul Loup Chatin and Memo Rojas with IDEC Sport.
To sum up the end of this 2018 season, Gabriel has racked up 2 victories in LMP2 (Silverstone & Shanghai) & 2 podiums (Spa & Fuji) in the FIA WEC, but also a great 6th place in the GP3 Series (Sochi) and a 4th & 6th place in ELMS.
Gabriel Aubry : « This was a special year for me. First of all because I took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time, but also because I discovered the work and intense joy that comes with a victory in a World Championship (FIA WEC), but it was different on a human level as well. I had to learn how to work in different conditions than what I was expecting, and to perform with tools that didn’t allow me to perform as I wanted to. Although the results in the GP3 SERIES weren’t what I was expecting, some results feel like victories to me, namely in Budapest and Sochi… My sporting and personal evolution in 2018 went beyond my expectations and showed that the physical, psychological and technical work I’ve been doing over the past few years is starting to pay off and is being noticed. Some people have given me a chance and I cannot thank them enough: Jackie Chan DC Racing, Jota sport, IDEC Sport, Van Merksteijn, DMA armatures, MEP and everyone who has supported me on a daily basis. 2018 has been a first step for me, and the work continues to make 2019 another step towards being a professional racing driver. »
BEST RESULTS OF THE SEASON :
– Spa Francorchamps FIA WEC: 2nd in LMP2
– 24 Hours of Le Mans: 8th in LMP2
– Hungaroring GP3 Series: Top 10 overall
– Silverstone FIA WEC: LMP2 Victory (1st victory in a World Championship)
– Spa Francorchamps ELMS: 4th overall
– Sochi GP3 Series: 6th overall
– Fuji FIA WEC: 2nd LMP2
– Portimao ELMS: 6th overall
– Shanghai FIA WEC: Victory in LMP2
The GP3 Series & ELMS seasons are finished, but Gabriel already has a rendezvous for the next event in the FIA WEC Super Season in mid-March 2019 for the 12 Hours of Sebring, before heading to the Belgian Ardennes for the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps and then the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans !