Bruno Senna has completed the driver line-up for the United Autosports squad for the Rolex 24 at Daytona joining Will Owen, Paul di Resta and Hugo de Sadeleer in one of its Ligier JS P217 cars.

After United Autosports grabbed headlines by revealing two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso as part of its driver line-up, the team has a wealth of experience in its ranks with Senna joining. The Brazilian driver recently sealed the 2017 WEC Endurance Trophy for LMP2 drivers alongside Julien Canal for Vaillante Rebellion.

Senna joins Owen, Williams F1 reserve driver di Resta and de Sadeleer in one car while Alonso, McLaren third and reserve driver Lando Norris and Phil Hanson in the sister Ligier JS P217 for the iconic Daytona race. The former F1 driver and nephew of Ayrton Senna is thrilled to join the star-studded line-up at United Autosports for the 24-hour endurance race on the 26-27 January.

“I’m very excited to join United Autosports on this challenge for Daytona,” Senna said. “It’s an incredibly accomplished team and with the experience from 2017, great technical talent, as well as the incredibly strong driver line-up, we should be up for a good fight right from the start. I’m thrilled we have completed our Rolex 24 At Daytona line up and that Bruno will be joining the team,” Zak Brown, team owner and Chairman, said. He’s a fantastic driver and a proven race and championship winner so will be a great asset to our team.”

Senna becomes the latest high profile driver to join the Daytona grid alongside regular F1 drivers Lance Stroll at Jackie Chan DCR JOTA and Alonso in the sister United Autosports car.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway acts as the season opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with United Autosports  entering two Ligier JS P217s. The official test – the Roar before the 24 – takes place on 5-7 January with the 24 hours being held two weeks later on 26-27 January. The 2018 event will mark the 56th running of the endurance race.


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