Having already gained experience in LMP2 in the European Le Mans Series with Graff Racing, Allen will partner Ben Hanley in the number 10 DragonSpeed BR1.
Allen took his first of two victories in the ELMS at Spa last year along with co-drivers Gustavo Yacaman and Richard Bradley.
“James has put in some very impressive drives over the last season and has been able to secure p3 in the ELMS championship last year in his rookie sports car campaign”, Dragonspeed Team Principal Elton Julian told Dailysportscar.
“I have no doubt he will settle in nicely within the more complex LMP1 program and work closely with Ben, our Engineers and the entire team to bring us the results this program deserves. I think we’ve got something here”.
Allen will replace Henrik Hedman, who was subbing for injured driver Pietro Fittipaldi after the Brazilian sustained two broken legs at Spa.
“I’m very excited about this amazing opportunity to race in the WEC 6 Hours of Fuji with Dragonspeed and I’m very grateful to Elton Julian and his team for putting their faith in me”, said Allen.
“From my experience in racing in ELMS, Dragonspeed have consistently shown that they are a very professional, well run team and Ben Hanley has always been one of the top drivers of the championship. I’m really looking forward to driving with him and working with the team at Fuji.”
Image: Richard Washbrooke Photography
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