Braun joins DragonSpeed for Rolex 24
DragonSpeed Racing has introduced that Colin Braun will be part of its 10Star entry for the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26. The 31-year-old Texan native will share the stars-and-stripes bedecked LMP2-class ORECA O7-Gibson with workforce regulars Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship season-opening endurance basic. A fourth driver might be introduced at later date, based on the workforce.
Braun, who challenged for the general IMSA Prototype championship in 2018 with CORE autosport, has 10 IMSA wins in addition to two American Le Mans Collection LMPC-class titles to his title. He’s at present with out a common drive for 2020 following the choice of CORE autosport to shut its DPi program, though DragonSpeed workforce principal Elton Julian stated there could possibly be extra outings for Braun together with his workforce past Daytona.
“It’s an actual pleasure to welcome Colin to the workforce,” stated Julian. “As considered one of our hardest rivals from LMPC days, it’s nice to have him on our aspect. He’s a confirmed winner who quietly will get the job executed each time, and we stay up for his technical enter as effectively. We will solely run a silver-ranked third driver in IMSA after the Rolex, however are taking a look at the potential for having Colin within the 10Star automobile for a few of our European races, together with Le Mans.”
“I’m tremendous excited to hitch Henrik and Ben at DragonSpeed! I’ve recognized Elton for a very long time now and have monumental respect for he workforce he’s constructed,” stated Braun. “I’m additionally trying ahead to the enjoyable of driving an LMP2 once more at Daytona. I gained the category there in 2018 and DragonSpeed gained in 2019, so we all know our purpose for 2020!”
Preparations for the Rolex 24 At Daytona start with the Roar Earlier than the 24 check on Jan. 3-5