Alonso Returns to Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2019

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Rumours began spreading earlier today about Fernando Alonso’s 2019 plans, but before they could get any traction they were confirmed. The Spaniard will return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2019 with 2017 race winners Wayne Taylor Racing.

A full line up has yet to be announced, but it is highly likely that Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande will co-pilot the #10 entry, and Alonso’s participation with the team will come at the expense of Ryan HunterReay, who usually takes the third-driver seat for the team.

Alonso’s first attempt at the Daytona 24 was earlier this year with United Autosports. In a team set up and owned by McLaren boss Zak Brown, the Spaniard could do no better than 38th overall with team mates Lando Norris and Paul di Resta.

Alonso competed in his final Formula One race yesterday, signing off a 17-year career in the pinnicle of motorsport with an 11th-place finish. Already the Spaniard has his eyes fully locked on 2019 where, as well as completing in the Daytona 24, he will have his second attempt at the prestigious Indianapolis 500, hoping to secure the final pillar of the triple crown.

It was promised by the Spaniard that he had many races lined up for 2019, and with the first half of his year looking to be filling up nicely (with the Daytona 24, Indy500 and the remaining FIA World Endurance Championship ‘Super Season’ races taking him to June), it will be interesting to see what he has in store on the track in the second half of 2019.

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