CORE Autosport will enter the Daytona 24 Hours with an impressive lineup.
The team has competed through many seasons in the LMPC category in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but that category ended after the 2017 season, and the team has chosen to upgrade to a brand new ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 car.
The two full season drivers, Jon Bennett and Colin Braun will be joined by racing legends, as well as Le Mans winners, Romain Dumas and Loic Duval.
The team will continue to run the Porsche GT programme in the IMSA series, so they have good contacts in Germany regarding drivers.
Both Dumas and Duval have experience with the ORECA 07 chassis, with the former having driven for Signatech Alpine Matmut #36 at Spa and Le Mans this year, with Duval racing for G-Drive Racing #26 at the season finale in Bahrain. Duval also participated at Daytona 24 Hours in 2017 in the same car model, for the DragonSpeed team.
CORE Autosport won the Daytona 24 Hours back in 2014 in the LMPC category but hasn’t had the luck since then, where one example was the car burning to the ground while leading, only 10 minutes before the finish line in 2016.
The team will go on the Daytona track for the ROAR test on 5-7 January, before the race will be run on 27-28 January.