Barrichello relishing Rolex 24 return

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Barrichello relishing Rolex 24 return


Barrichello relishing Rolex 24 return


He’s sharing the spotlight at this weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24 with a number of his fellow former Formula 1 drivers including Fernando Alonso, Alex Zanardi, Juan Pablo Montoya and Sebastien Bourdais, but that’s just fine with Rubens Barrichello.

The 46-year-old Brazilian — an 11-time F1 winner — will be starting his fourth Rolex 24 At Daytona later this month, joining Misha Goikhberg, Tristan Vautier and Devins Defrances in JDC-Miller Motorsports’ new Cadillac DPi.

No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi of Rubens Barrichello, Devins Defrances, Misha Goikhberg and Tristan Vautier. (Image by Jake Galstad/LAT)

“I really like Daytona,” Barrichello said. “I’m over the moon to be here once again. Let’s keep on pushing — I really enjoy coming here.”

In his most recent Rolex 24, Barrichello finished second in 2016, co-driving Wayne Taylor Racing’s Corvette DP with Ricky and Jordan Taylor along with Max Angelelli.

“I love the States, and I am spending more time in Florida with my family,” Barrichello said. “For me, it’s like my second home, and I really want to put on a great show for the public and for the JDC team. It’s a quick car, and so far, so good. Hopefully, we can have a good run.”