Dani Juncadella will play the 24 Hours of Daytona 2018


Fernando Alonso will not be the only spaniard to debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona. As had been concocting lies in the last few weeks, Dani Juncadella will be part of the lineup of Jackie Chan DC Racing, a structure which will compete with two LMP2 in the first race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Andl Spanish pilot is going to go to one of the Oreca 07-Gibson of the formation of china to form a team of high-flying in the listed Lance Stroll, Robin Frijns and Felix Rosenqvist. The training directed by Jackie Chan and David Cheng devotes the other prototype to their common drivers.

Dani Juncadella has limited experience in dating of resistance despite having contested the 24 Hours of Spa and the rest of the tests the Endurance Cup of the Blancpain GT Series or the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. In this aspect, arrives in a similar situation to that of Fernando Alonso as has never competed with a LMP2 and will have to adapt to the peculiarities of the Oreca 07-Gibson and to the competitive dynamics of a race such as the 24 Hours of Daytona, in which they share track prototypes and vehicles GT, with its natural difference of pace.

In this aspect, Stroll and Rosenqvist are the only two riders of the team who have previously competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona, since they did both in the edition of 2016. Now the pilot of Williams in Formula 1 climbed up to one of the two Ford Prototype of Chip Ganassi, finishing fifth along with riders of the caliber of Alex Wurz, Brendon Hartley and Andy Priaulx. For his part, Felix Rosenqvist raced with the Oreca FLM09 of Starworks Motorsports, within the category Prototype Challenge. The pilot Swedish joined forces then with Mark Kvamme, Sean Johnston and Maro Engel.