Hustling Group Nederland, the main Dutch group in the FIA World Perseverance Title, declared Thursday it would contend in the 2021 Rolex 24 At Daytona in the Le Monitors Model 2 class as a preface to its full-prepare WEC exertion.
Group author Fritz van Eerd will guide the Rolex 24 exertion alongside Giedo van der Garde, Occupation van Uitert and Charles Milesi. Van Eerd and van der Garde were essential for the 2020 WEC exertion that caught four platform wraps up remembering a triumph for Fuji, Japan. The 2021 WEC season incorporates the renowned 24 Hours of Le Monitors and opens with the 1000 Miles of Sebring run on a similar Walk weekend as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Title’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Introduced by Advance Vehicle Parts.
It is obviously awesome that we will race in Le Monitors and Daytona one year from now, van Eerd said. I generally love to race in the USA, and Daytona fits consummately into our FIA WEC schedule. It will be something beyond a race for us; it is likewise a significant piece of our arrangements for the beginning of the FIA WEC season in Spring. At last, to do the 24 Hours of Daytona is likewise an incredible method to venture out IMSA.
Van Eerd added that he’d prefer to extend the group’s LMP2 program in the WeatherTech Title, which is likewise one reason why we will be partaking in the 24 Hours of Daytona in January.
None of the Group Nederland drivers have contended before at the Rolex 24. Van Uitert drove a LMP2 to a runner up completion to triumph with at the Motul Petit Le Monitors in October, with co-drivers John Farano and Mikkel Jensen for Pinnacle Motorsport by Starworks.
Daytona has been at the highest point of my list of things to get for quite a while, so it’s incredible that I’m at long last going there, van Uitert said. I think we have a solid group, both as far as drivers and specialized team. Notwithstanding, we will all be newbies in Daytona, so we need to gain proficiency with a ton in a brief timeframe and simply buckle down – at that point we will perceive what the conceivable outcomes are.
Like most expert racers, van der Garde called the opportunity to contend in the Rolex 24 a pail list thing to verify.
I love that we are going to Daytona, he said. That race has consistently been on my container list. It will be a major test for us all on the grounds that nobody in the group has done Daytona previously. This is another experience for everybody and that obviously makes it additional exceptional. I am truly anticipating it and am interested what we can accomplish.
The Thunder Before the Rolex 24 test meeting from Jan. 22-24 at Daytona Global Speedway goes before Rolex 24 At Daytona race-week activity from Jan. 28-31. The green banner for the 59th Rolex 24 will wave at 3:40 p.m. ET Saturday, Jan. 30.