Harrison Newey has completed DragonSpeed’s driver lineup for next month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The 21-year-old Englishman, a former Asian Le Mans Series LMP2 champion, joins full-season drivers Ben Hanley and Henrik Hedman, as well as Colin Braun in the team’s Oreca 07 Gibson for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener.
Newey, the son of renowned Formula 1 engineer Adrian Newey, recently competed in the Japanese-based Super Formula series.
“It’s a great surprise to have this opportunity,” Newey said. “I’m delighted to be joining last year’s Rolex 24 class winners, with such strong drivers and one of the best crews in sports car racing.
“I know we can fight to repeat at Daytona, and have fun doing it as well. I can’t wait to get started at the Roar test in January.”
DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian added: “In Harry we have a highly impressive youngster who has already established his sports car credentials in Europe, including at Le Mans.
“He’s the ideal Silver-ranked driver to slot into our driving lineup of Henrik Hedman, Ben Hanley, and Colin Braun at Daytona and we’re really looking forward to working with him.”
The team has also announced a new season-long partnership with Flex-Box.