Reigning BRDC British F3 champion Linus Lundqvist is all set to go at the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend.
The Swede will be at the wheel of the #47 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo car, run by Precision Performance Motorsport, his prize drive after being confirmed the winner of the Sunoco Whelen Challenge in 2018. He will share the car with Steve Dunn, Milos Pavlovic and Don Yount.
After impressing in the ‘Roar Before the 24’ test days a few weeks ago, Lundqvist is back in Florida and has taken part in free practice and qualifying sessions, ahead of the race start at 2.35 Florida time (19.35 in the UK) on Saturday.
Yount was at the wheel for the 15 minute qualifying session, putting the team 22nd in class for the start of the race.
Speaking ahead of the weekend, Lundqvist commented: "This is the moment I've been waiting for over the last couple of months, and it's great to finally be here. I'm really excited and I want to make the most of this opportunity to present myself in this paddock. I'm sure it will be a fantastic experience.
"The Roar presented a useful opportunity to learn the car and track, which were both completely new to me. Added to that, we were also able to practice driver changes and get a feel for the traffic situation. That's something I've never had to think about in single-seater racing, but obviously in a 24-hour race there will be plenty of lapping going on. It will be a lot of new things for me to take in, but I'm ready for the challenge. This will be so much fun!"
A total of 47 cars are entered for the event, spread across four classes. Lundqvist’s Precision Performance Motorsport team is in the GTD category, which is the biggest class of the event featuring almost half the entire grid.
There are several big name drivers competing in the event, including double F1 champion Fernando Alonso and F1 race winners Rubens Barrichello, Juan Pablo Montoya and Pastor Maldonado.
The BRDC British F3 social media feeds will keep fans up to date of Lundqvist’s progress throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona, while the race can be streamed live on IMSA.tv. Lundqvist’s official website will also keep fans fully up to date.
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