Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award winner Johnathan Hoggard heads a list of BRDC British F3 alumni that will take on the challenges of the Rolex 24 of Daytona this weekend.
Hoggard won his place at Daytona thanks to winning the Sunoco Whelen Challenge last year, courtesy of his performances in BRDC British F3 last season, where he won seven races, claimed seven pole positions and set nine fastest laps.
The 19-year-old gained his first taste of the legendary Florida venue at the Roar Before the 24 tests at the start of the month, and has switched to the Precision Performance Motorsports squad for the main event. He'll race a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the GT Daytona category with teammates Brandon Gdovic, Mark Kvamme and former IMSA champion Eric Lux.
Hoggard commented: “I’m really looking forward to be able to get behind the wheel of the No. 47 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo for the infamous Rolex 24 at Daytona. After getting a small taste of what the track is like at the Roar Before the 24, I feel that PPM is a great and competitive team. It will be interesting to see how we all get on during the race. Thanks to Sunoco, Anglo American Oil Company and Precision Performance Motorsport for this incredible opportunity.”
Hoggard is joined on the grid by several other former British F3 contenders, including 2016 champion Matheus Leist, who will compete in the premier Daytona Prototype International (DPI) category in a JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac.
Colton Herta, an occasional contender in 2016, is in the GT Le Mans section in a BMW M8 GTE machine, while ex-BRDC F4 drivers Harrison Newey and Ross Gunn will also be in action in Oreca LMP2 and Aston Martin Vantage GT3 cars respectively.
A total of 38 cars are entered for the event across four different classes, with a number of IndyCar, NASCAR and former F1 stars among this year’s line-up.
The BRDC British F3 social media feeds will keep fans up to date with Hoggard’s progress during the event, while the race will be streamed live on IMSA.tv.
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