Alonso back to Daytona 24 Hours with Wayne Taylor Racing team
Ex-formula 1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Kamui Kobayashi will race in the 2019 Daytona 24 Hours with the IMSA Sportscar Championship Wayne Taylor Racing squad.
Alonso and Toyota World Endurance Championship team-mate Kobayashi will join full-time drivers Renger van der Zarde and Jordan Taylor in the WTR #10 Cadillac DPI-V.R for the 2019 IMSA curtainraiser.
Alonso’s first visit to Daytona this year resulted in a 38th place finish after mechanical issues, driving for the United Autosports squad in a prelude to his ongoing WEC season that has already yielded a Le Mans 24 Hours win and the championship lead.
“I am very happy about joining the Konica Minolta Cadillac team and Wayne Taylor Racing to race together at the Rolex 24 At Daytona,” said Alonso, who will also race at the 2019 Indianapolis 500 with Mclaren. “I made my debut this year both in endurance races and with these sportscar prototypes, as well as on this track.
“I was left wanting much more after a brake issue ended our hopes of stepping on the podium.
“After an intense year in which I’ve competed in both Formula 1 and the WEC, I’m really looking forward to 2019 and attempting to conquer one of the most important races in the world.”
Alonso (l) and Kobayashi will team-up for Daytona 24 Hours