Norris to make Daytona 24 Hours debut

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McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Lando Norris will make his endurance racing debut in next year’s Daytona 24 Hours after joining United Autosports.

Norris has agreed to share a Ligier JS P2 with team regular Will Owen and other yet-to-be-confirmed team-mates.

The 17-year-old is currently racing in the European Formula 3 Championship and sits third in the points.

Norris has won numerous single-seater championships during his career so far, racking up successes in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, Formula Renault 2.0 NEC, MSA Formula to add to many karting championships.

He is now part of the McLaren-Honda Young Driver Programme, and won the 2016 MABA award.

“I’m really excited to be racing for United Autosports and at Daytona,” said Norris. “The team have proved themselves to be front runners in prototype racing and they had a great performance at the Le Mans 24 Hours last month so I’m hoping I can add to their LMP2 success. To race at Daytona will be fantastic. It will be my first 24-hour event but I can’t wait to get out in the car round such an iconic track.”

United Autosports team boss Richard Dean: “I’m really excited that Lando Norris will be joining us for the 24 Hours at Daytona. I have been watching Lando since his Ginetta Juniors days and he has pretty much dominated all the lower formulas since then. As a McLaren-Honda F1 development driver and the current McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award winner Lando is very hot property right now. I’m really pleased he joins the United family at Daytona in our Ligier LMP2 car.”

Norris will race with United Autosports in an LMP2 Ligier. Pic: LAT

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