Caterham F1 reserve driver Alexander Rossi is to add to his sportscar experience after being named as part of the DeltaWing line-up for the opening round of the new United SportsCar Championship in January.

Rossi will join Andy Meyrick and Katherine Legge behind the wheel of the innovative DeltaWing machine for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in what will be his debut in the event.

Rossi was part of the combined Caterham/Greaves Motorsport team that ran in the LMP2 class at Le Mans earlier this year.

"The 24 Hours of Daytona is an important motorsport event and I'm honored to be driving for Don Panoz and his DeltaWing project," said Rossi. "Being able to race and work with Panoz is a bit surreal for me, as I grew up karting and watching his rich history in American motorsport and the cars he designed.

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"I'm fairly new to endurance / sports car racing, but after the success of Le Mans I'm looking forward to the new challenge of Daytona. It's also a privilege to work with experienced teammates like Katherine Legge and Andy Meyrick. I especially want to thank Don Panoz and David Price for their confidence in my abilities."

Both Meyrick and Legge, who tested the car at Daytona last month, were pleased to welcome Rossi on-board for the race.

"Andy and I are very excited to be working with Alexander," Legge said. "It will be great to see his reaction to the car, as I'm sure it was to see mine back in May! The team has worked extremely hard and is looking to come back and prove what we're made of in Daytona, to start the season on a high note."

"He's one of the most promising single seat drivers in the world and it will be fascinating to see him in the DeltaWing," Meyrick added. "As an American driver, it will be great for him and for the team."