DragonSpeed returns to Daytona

The DragonSpeed outfit has confirmed their entry to the Daytona 24 Hours in January 2019.

They will bring their ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 car for the season opener in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and will therefore do the three major sportscar races in the world – the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 1000 Miles and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The two latter count towards the FIA World Endurance Championship, where they run their LMP1 BR Engineering car, but it’s not impossible that they will enter the Sebring 12 Hours with the LMP2 car, which will be run on the Saturday after the FIA WEC round. That hasn’t however been confirmed by the team yet.

Ben Hanley, Nicolas Lapierre, Henrik Hedman
Photo: JJ Media

The latest entry for the Daytona 24 Hours of the team was in 2017, where they had to retire with three hours to go. They have previously been running the race with a Daytona Prototype.

It will be three usual suspects at the wheel of the car, in the shape of Henrik Hedman, Nicolas Lapierre and Ben Hanley, which also is the pairing in the European Le Mans Series 2018.

Their ELMS 2018 final will be run this coming weekend in Portimao, Portugal, where they currently sits fourth in the Championship, but with just six points to second place.

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