Stroll confirmed for Rolex 24 with Jackie Chan DCR Jota

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Williams Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll will return to Daytona International Speedway in January for his second entry to the Rolex 24, teaming up with Jackie Chan DCR Jota.

Stroll, 19, made his F1 debut with Williams at the start of the year, having previously made his sports car racing debut at Daytona in 2016 with Chip Ganassi Racing.

After finishing his maiden F1 season 11th overall in the final drivers’ standings, Stroll will now head to Daytona alongside Felix Rosenqvist, Robin Frijns and Daniel Juncadella in a two-car effort from DCR Jota.

“We are going to Daytona to enjoy, compete and of course try and win. I always want to be best and most competitive I can be,” Stroll said.

“I’ll be out there with some of my buddies in the same car and it is going to be a pleasure to do this race again as I just love to race. We are the four young guns so it will be great fun I’m sure because we go way back together.

“A big part of Daytona is who you share the car with so I’m really looking forward to it. There won’t be any fuel or tire management to worry about, and it will be racing hard and racing in traffic which I will enjoy.

“I’ve heard a lot of great things about the Jackie Chan DCR JOTA team so I can’t wait to be a part of it.

“I am really grateful to Williams Martini Racing for realizing I want to keep my racing sharpness through the winter and letting me race at Daytona.”

With Stroll, Rosenqvist, Frijns and Juncadella in one car, the second will feature drivers from DC Racing’s FIA World Endurance Championship line-up.