Nick Cassidy will lead a three-driver effort with AF Corse in the 2022 World Endurance Championship, steering a Ferrari 488 GTE in the GTE-Am class.
The deal is Cassidy’s first full-time WEC drive, which he will dovetail alongside his Formula E commitments.
Cassidy has long been trying to race in the premier endurance championship and in the series’ most illustrious race: the Le Mans 24 Hour.
Yet each attempt has been stopped by Covid-induced border restrictions and schedule clashes.
Landing a full-season drive will almost certainly guarantee Cassidy’s debut Le Mans start.
Cassidy’s sports car experience is quite extensive.
He has competed in Super GT (winning the title in 2017), Asian Le Mans Series and the DTM.
On top of that, Cassidy has also had one-off appearances in the Daytona 24 Hour and the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.
For this year’s WEC campaign, Cassidy will have Italian Francesco Castellacci and Swiss driver Thomas Flohr as co-drivers.
He joins Brendon Hartley as Kiwis with confirmed full-time gigs in WEC.
Jaxon Evans raced a Porsche 911 RSR-19 last season but is yet to announce his plans for 2022.