Morris to race in 2017 Daytona 24 Hours
British GT driver Seb Morris will race in the top class of next year’s Daytona 24 Hours after winning the Sunoco Whelen Challenge.
Morris finished third in the British GT3 points this year, taking four pole positions, a race victory and a fastest lap in his debut GT season. The Sunoco contest scores drivers a points average dependent on their respective results.
Morris has won the prize after closest rival, Radical European Masters star Marco Cencetti, failed to score enough points during last weekend’s round at Jerez to overhaul Morris’s total.
Morris will now get a fullyfunded seat in a Whelen-backed Daytona Prototype for the January 28/29 event. He is the third British GT racer to win the prize, following Jonathan Adam last year and Phil Keen in 2015 [when he raced Radicals], who were both ineligible having won previously. Morris’s team and co-drivers are yet to be announced.
“It was disappointing to miss out on the British GT title this year, but my sights have been set on winning the Sunoco Challenge and racing at Daytona,” he said.
“Manufacturers and big teams like drivers who have proven themselves in big races, which is difficult for young guns like me with limited budget. Racing at Daytona isn’t just about having a good time, it’s demonstrating what I can do in one of the world’s biggest sportscar stages.”
Morris will head Stateside