The Danish pairing, who’re in motion collectively in this weekend’s Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi, will as soon as extra drive for Ohio-based MDK Motorsports.
It is going to be Kevin Magnussen’s third begin within the Floridian sportscar basic, following on from his Cadillac DPi program with Chip Ganassi Racing – which he bailed out from after final yr’s occasion when he obtained his F1 recall.
“I’m tremendous enthusiastic about this,” mentioned Kevin. “The Rolex 24 is known, and I’ve had some implausible moments there with Chip Ganassi Racing the previous two years.
“With the ability to do such a race along with my dad is superb. Once more, I can’t thank [team boss] Mark Kvamme sufficient for setting this up.”
Daytona will probably be a one-off IMSA race for Magnussen Jr, earlier than he gears up for an additional season in System 1 with Haas, however his father will contest the whole four-race 2023 Michelin Endurance Cup season with MDK.
“Initially, I’m so blissful that Kevin and I are doing the Rolex 24 collectively,” mentioned Magnussen Sr. “After the 24 Hours of Le Mans final yr, we hoped there would come extra alternatives to do these endurance races collectively.
Kevin Magnussen, #49 Excessive Class Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2, Jan Magnussen, #49 Excessive Class Racing Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2
Photograph by: Rainier Ehrhardt
“Because of MDK Motorsports and Mark Kvamme, we’re now on the entry record for an additional implausible occasion.
“I’m additionally excited to develop into a everlasting a part of MDK Motorsports’ Michelin Endurance Cup marketing campaign. It’s been nearly three years since my final race in America. Within the meantime, I’ve made chosen outings within the FIA World Endurance Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia, Le Mans Cup and TCR Denmark.
“Nonetheless, America has been my second residence since I switched from System 1 to sportscars in 1999, so I’m wanting ahead to coming again to IMSA once more.”
MDK Motorsports crew proprietor and driver Kvamme added: “Jan is a a number of IMSA winner and champion, and his year-long expertise will probably be considered one of our strengths within the Michelin Endurance Cup [which comprises the Daytona 24 Hours, 12 Hours of Sebring, Six Hours of The Glen, and Petit Le Mans].
“With Kevin, a present F1 driver, additionally becoming a member of us for the primary race at Daytona, now we have already achieved greater than we may want for. It’s going to be an thrilling yr for the crew, and I’m very blissful about that.”