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Grosjean Poised for Rolex 24 Debut in WTR Acura DPi

Ex-F1 and current IndyCar Series star poised for DPi seat in Rolex 24 at Daytona…

Photo: Roman Grosjean Facebook

Romain Grosjean is poised to make his Rolex 24 at Daytona debut this January, with sources pointing the Frenchman towards a DPi ride with defending race winners Wayne Taylor Racing.

Endurance-Info reports that the 35-year-old Frenchman will take part in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener at the wheel of an Acura ARX-05 DPi. 

The ex-Formula One ace, who will be driving full-time in the NTT IndyCar Series with Honda-affiliated team Andretti Autosport, has yet to be officially confirmed with WTR, which utilized Helio Castroneves as its fourth driver for Daytona this year.

As previously announced, Castroneves will serve as Meyer Shank Racing’s driver for the entire Michelin Endurance Cup season, leaving at least one open seat in the WTR camp for the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.

Team owner Wayne Taylor told Sportscar365 that he “absolutely does not” have a signed contract with Grosjean at this time.

WTR will return with the unchanged full-season lineup of Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque, although the remainder of its lineup has yet to be announced.

Alexander Rossi joined Taylor and Albuquerque for this year’s Michelin Endurance Cup races. 

Laurent Mercier contributed to this report

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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