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FERNANDO TO RACE IN THE DAYTONA 24 HOURS WITH UNITED AUTOSPORTS

Alonso – whose stated aim is to achieve the Triple Crown of Monaco F1 Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours wins – was announced today for United’s squad for the American sportscar classic on January 27-28, having signed on Tuesday.

“The aim is definitely to go there with the intention of trying to win Daytona – otherwise Fernando wouldn’t wanna do it!” said Brown. “I think it’s going to be the toughest 24 Hours of Daytona in modern history, based on the quality of the teams and drivers on the entry.

“A couple of Penskes, a couple of Joests, Wayne Taylor, Action Express, ESM, Rebellion – going through the list there’s likely 12 cars in with a shot of pole, never mind winning the race. So we’re going to bring our A-game, and it’s going to be awesome.

“We did Le Mans this year, finished fourth in class, and fifth overall. Fortunately the P2s are the top class at Daytona [with the DPi category based around them] and I don’t think Fernando would want to drive anything other than the top class car, to go for the overall win.”