24 / 25 July
Competitors in the 2021 BRDC British F3 Championship are eligible for the Sunoco Whelen Challenge, one of Europe’s biggest motorsport prizes.
The overall winner of the prize will be rewarded with a drive in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in 2022, with pre-event testing, flights, hotels and race suits included- a package worth more than $250,000.
British F3 drivers will be up against pro drivers from British GT3 and GT4 and the Radical Euro Masters for the prize, categories which all use Sunoco as a control fuel. All competing drivers will be awarded points for wins, top-10 race finishes, fastest laps and pole positions, with the driver with the highest average points securing the Daytona drive.
BRDC British F3 champion Linus Lundqvist won the Challenge in 2018, and secured a drive with the Precision Performance Motorsport team in a Lamborghini Huracan. The Swede put in an impressive showing, setting the team's overall fastest lap of the race, while Johnathan Hoggard was the Challenge winner in 2019.
The Rolex 24 is one of the world’s foremost endurance races, and attracts a star line-up of the world's leading sports car drivers, with F1 champion Fernando Alonso also a recent competitor.
For more information, please visit the Sunoco Challenge website here.
Read the full report on Lundqvist's prize drive in the 2019 Rolex 24 here.
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