The GT Daytona field for the 2021 Rolex 24 At Daytona turned out to be significantly more serious Thursday with the expansion of the TF Game Aston Martin Vantage GT3 to the section list.
Ben Keating and Richard Westbrook, each a previous victor of the famous 24-hour season opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Title, were named as drivers alongside Charlie Eastwood, who was essential for TF Game’s triumphant GTE Am class this year at the 24 Hours of Le Monitors. Skilled American Max Root rounds out the setup for the Jan. 30-31 race.
We are extremely glad to be allowed the chance to race at this incredible occasion, said group proprietor Tom Ferrier. Much obliged to you to all the accomplices in question – All out, Downpour X, Wynns and Matter – for making it conceivable. We have a fabulous group and driver arrangement, so we should trust we can bring a prize home!
The Rolex 24 appearance will be the WeatherTech Title debut for TF Game, which is situated in the Assembled Realm, with an eye toward a full-season crusade later on. Depending on drivers with experience on Daytona Global Speedway’s street course will demonstrate crucial to progress.
Keating was an individual from the triumphant GTD group at the 2015 Rolex 24 with Riley Motorsports, one of a few times that the 49-year-old Texan drove in two vehicles during the race. This year, truth be told, he drove for Riley in the GTD class while likewise turning laps for PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports in its Le Monitors Model 2 passage.
This will be my eleventh Rolex 24 At Daytona and it’s my #1 race of the year, said Keating, who has 13 profession IMSA wins. I realize that my first Le Monitors experience went ahead the impact points of me winning the Rolex 24, so why not be with TF Game at their first Rolex 24 experience, closely following simply succeeding at Le Monitors?
Westbrook has gathered 16 IMSA wins in his profession, among them the 2018 Rolex 24 GT Le Monitors triumph in the Chip Ganassi Dashing Passage GT.
I’ve been companions with Tom everlastingly, yet this will be the first occasion when I’ve hustled for TF, so it’ll be odd him being my chief, Westbrook said The group have done so well in the course of the most recent couple of years and with their present structure and our setup, we’ll absolutely be searching for a triumph. What makes Daytona uncommon is the environment, it’s the primary race of the year so everyone is eager to get moving once more!
While Keating and Westbrook bring the track insight for Daytona, Eastwood brings the group and vehicle experience. The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland has driven an Aston Martin for TF Game since 2018 in the FIA World Perseverance Title and Global GT Open.
Truly anticipating contending at Daytona, Eastwood said. It’ll be the principal race for the group and I in America, outside of the World Perseverance Title. Subsequent to winning both the Absolute 24 Hours of Spa and the 24 Hours of Le Monitors, it is incredible to take the triumph at Daytona and complete the threesome, and I think we have a great possibility! Despite the fact that I haven’t driven with any of my colleagues previously, I accept together we’re a solid setup and January couldn’t come soon enough.