Alonso back to Day­tona 24 Hours with Wayne Tay­lor Rac­ing team

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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

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