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Kobayashi Confirmed for Rolex 24 Title Defense with WTR

Kamui Kobayashi confirmed in Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R for next year’s Rolex 24…

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Kamui Kobayashi will return to Wayne Taylor Racing for next year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, in pursuit of back-to-back wins in the Florida endurance classic.

Announced on Friday at a Konica Minolta event in Tokyo, the Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 driver has been confirmed as part of the WTR’s lineup in its Cadillac DPi-V.R, which Kobayashi took to victory alongside Jordan Taylor, Renger van der Zande and Fernando Alonso this year.

No other drivers were announced at the press conference, which was attended by team owner Wayne Taylor.

Kobayashi made his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in the race and has since focused on his FIA World Endurance Championship commitments with Toyota, as well as contesting selected Super Formula races in Japan.

The 32-year-old Ex-Formula 1 driver has also been re-signed by Toyota for the 2019-20 WEC season.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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