Wurz back on track at Daytona
Former Formula 1 driver Alexander Wurz is set to return to racing at the 24 Hours of Daytona, just two months after announcing his retirement.
He will be a member of the Chip Ganassi Racing squad as a driver of one of the team’s two Riley-Ford prototypes for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Wurz will be accompanied by Andy Priaulx, Brendon Hartley and Lance Stroll. They will join winners from previous race at Daytona – Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray.
A great opportunity
Wurz will make his debut at Daytona, but he said that his decision to make a start at the prestigious race doesn’t mean that he has decided to return to racing.
“I am proud to have been asked to join Chip Ganassi Racing for the 24 Hours of Daytona, a one-off race I always wanted to do and now have time to do. This is not a comeback for a full-time racing seat, just a great opporunity to enjoy an amazing team and a great race,” said Wurz.
“We are proud to have the defending Prototype Champions from last year, along with the excitement worldwide with the reintroduction of the Ford GT. I think we have built a very strong effort for the 2016 race in the Prototype class, which gives us two more solid chances to get to victory lane,” commented team owner Chip Ganassi.