BRDC British F3 champion Linus Lundqvist will compete in the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona at the wheel of a Precision Performance Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo in the GT Daytona class, thanks to his triumph in the Sunoco Whelen Challenge.
Lundqvist topped the season-long competition, claiming the prize ahead of competitors from British GT, LMP3 Cup and Radical European Masters. Having claimed the prize in October, it's now been confirmed he will take on the world famous race next month at the wheel of one of the most potent GT3 cars available.
He commented: “I am really excited to have everything confirmed, I can’t wait to get on that plane and fly across the Atlantic to race in the States for the first time. It’s going to be a real adventure! I’m super happy to be given the trust and opportunity to drive the Lamborghini GT3 Evo for Precision Performance Motorsports at Daytona! It will be a lot to learn considering it will be my first endurance race but I’m going to do my best and try to learn and enjoy it as much as possible. I also want to say a special thank you to Sonny Whelen, because without him and Whelen Engineering, this opportunity wouldn’t be possible. Also, a big thank you to Eva and Anders Hildebrand and everyone at Anglo American Oil Company Ltd. I’m super proud to be one of the Sunoco Whelen Challenge Winners.”
Anglo American Oil Company Managing Director Anders Hildebrand commented: "Our tenth Sunoco Whelen Challenge winner and 2018 British F3 Champion Linus Lundqvist was amazing in the British F3 Championship. Having followed him and seen him race this season I’m confident that he will do us proud with his race craft and speed.
"I’m extremely pleased that we are going to race with the North Carolina based Lamborghini race team Precision Performance Motorsports. I’ve worked with Team Manager Sunny Voelker previously through the Sunoco 240 Challenge programme and know she runs a very good team. I’m also super confident that Linus will do extremely well behind the wheel of the new Lamborghini GT3 Evo and maybe, maybe we could better Stuart’s [Middleton - previous Challenge winner] last year record by winning the class!”
Precision Performance Motorsports Team Manager, Sunny Voelker said: "Having a talented young driver like Linus join our Rolex 24 driver line-up is a massive win for PPM and complements our focus on driver development, and of course it’s an honour to campaign the long-standing Sunoco Whelen Challenge program."
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