Senna joins Alonso, Norris, di Resta at United for Daytona 24 Hours
|By Gary Watkins||Thursday, December 7th 2017, 07:58 GMT|
Ex-Formula 1 driver Bruno Senna is the final big name to be brought into a United Autosports Daytona 24 Hours line-up that already includes Fernando Alonso and Paul di Resta.
Senna, who won this year's World Endurance Championship LMP2 title with the Rebellion team, will drive one of United's Ligier-Gibson JSP217 P2s alongside sportscar debutant di Resta in next month's event.
Team regulars Will Owen and Hugo de Sadeleer complete the line-up in Senna's car for the IMSA SportsCar Championship opener on January 27/28.
Two-time F1 world champion Alonso will be part of a three-driver crew in the other United Ligier alongside Formula 3 European champion Lando Norris and Phil Hanson.
Senna, who contested the four IMSA enduros in 2017 with the Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan Daytona Prototype international squad, said: "I'm very excited to join United Autosports on this challenge for Daytona.
"It's an incredibly accomplished team and with the experience from 2017, great technical talent, as well as the incredibly strong driver line-up, we should be up for a good fight right from the start."
United managing director Richard Dean added: "Bruno will be great added value to the team because he has prototype and Daytona experience.
"We've taken our time to put the right line-ups together for both cars, and I've think we have a great balance of speed, skill and experience to head to Daytona ready for the challenge."
Senna raced an ORECA-Gibson 07 for Rebellion in the WEC, but has experience of the previous-generation Ligier after a season in the world championship with the OAK Racing-run RGR Sport squad in 2016.
The United Daytona line-ups will come together for the first time at the official pre-race test known as the 'Roar' on January 5-7.