Canadian Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll will partner with FIA Formula E drivers Felix Rosenqvist and Robin Frijns, along with GT driver Daniel Juncadella, to form part of Jackie Chan DC Racing’s two-car Rolex 24 at Daytona lineup.
Coming off a starring role at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where the team nearly took the overall victory, the LMP2 class winners should pose a formidable threat to capture America’s most prestigious 24-hour race.
“We are going to Daytona to enjoy, compete and of course try and win,” said the Williams Grand Prix driver, who made his one and only Rolex 24 start in 2016 with Chip Ganassi Racing. “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.”
Stroll’s introduction to Daytona came in a Ford-powered Daytona Prototype filled with a hand-picked all-star lineup that included Alex Wurz and Brendon Hartley. His return in an ORECA 07-Gibson WEC P2 model with drivers at similar stages of their budding careers will add a new element for the Montreal native.
“A big part of Daytona is who you share the car with so I’m really looking forward to it,” he added. “There won’t be any fuel or tire 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 team so I can’t wait to be a part of it. I am really grateful to Williams for realizing I want to keep my racing sharpness through the winter and letting me race at Daytona.”
The full lineup for the second Jackie Chan DC Racing entry has yet to be revealed.