GTE-Am champions Emmanuel Collard and François Perrodo move to LMP2

Two 2016 GTE-Am champions will change the class in FIA World Endurance Championship next year. Emmanuel Collard and François Perrodo will move up to the LMP2 division in 2017.

The two French drivers were crowned as GTE-Am in the season finale at Bahrain last weekend. They shared the AF Corse-run #83 Ferrari 458 Italia with brand's specialist Rui Aguas.

Emmanuel Collard and François Perrodo, along with single-seater ace Matthieu Vaxiviere, will drive for TDS Racing with the brand new Oreca 07.

The French squad is a regular team in the European Le Mans Series and narrowly missed the LMP2 title in the last round at Estoril.

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