Lance Stroll to Contest 2018 Daytona 24 Hours
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING driver Lance Stroll has completed an all-star line-up in a Jackie Chan DCR JOTA LMP2 car for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.
In addition to Stroll, the line-up will include some of the world’s most talented young racers in one of the two Jackie Chan DCR JOTA run Oreca-Gibson cars.
Felix Rosenqvist, Robin Frijns and Daniel Juncadella will join Stroll aboard the car in what is sure to be one of the most talented quartets on the grid.
The 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona will be the first time the Jackie Chan DCR JOTA team has raced at one of the racing industry’s most famous venues and it will do so with a brace of Oreca-Gibson LMP2 entries.
Stroll has had an impressive rookie season in Formula One accruing multiple points’ finishes and a podium position at Baku in June with the WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING team.
The Canadian has a glittering CV which includes titles in every category he has raced in. His accomplishments this season include the two records of being the youngest ever front-row starter of an F1™ race and the youngest to ever stand on a podium.
The race will take place over the weekend of 27-28 January. The traditional ‘Roar Before the 24’ test at the Florida venue will be held over 5-7 January.
Lance Stroll: We are going to Daytona to enjoy, compete and of course try and win. I always want to be best and most competitive I can be. I’ll be out there with some of my buddies in the same car and it is going to be a pleasure to do this race again as I just love to race. We are the four young guns so it will be great fun I’m sure because we go way back together. A big part of Daytona is who you share the car with so I’m really looking forward to it. There won’t be any fuel or tyre management to worry about, and it will be racing hard and racing in traffic which I will enjoy. I’ve heard a lot of great things about the Jackie Chan DCR JOTA team so I can’t wait to be a part of it. I am really grateful to WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING for realising I want to keep my racing sharpness through the winter and letting me race at Daytona.