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Sebastian Montoya Rejoins DragonSpeed for The Glen

17-year-old rising star completes lineup in recently confirmed LMP2 entry…

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Sebastian Montoya will return to DragonSpeed’s lineup for next weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, alongside the team’s season-long pairing of Juan Pablo Montoya and Henrik Hedman.

The 17-year-old made his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and LMP2 race debut in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, and while not originally scheduled to return to the team, has been added for the third round of the Michelin Endurance Cup.

It was revealed the Elton Julian-led team was originally not scheduled to contest Watkins Glen due to clashing commitments for Bronze-rated driver Hedman, which has since been resolved.

“Sebastian did a stellar job at Sebring,” said Hedman. “Finding out he was available made the decision to add the Six Hours to our schedule an easy one, along with bouncing back into contention for the WeatherTech LMP2 title at Mid-Ohio.

“I loved being part of this lineup at Sebring and always look forward to the challenge of the Glen.”

Julian added: “We look forward to picking up where we left off after Sebastian’s fantastic run at Sebring.

“We’ve been following his impressive progress in Europe and I’d like to think the extra seat time he’ll have with us at the Six Hours will help him when he goes back just as we’re confident his speed will help us at the Glen.”

The team is coming off class victory in the last WeatherTech Championship LMP2 round at Mid-Ohio with Hedman and Juan Pablo Montoya.

“I’m really pleased to have my kid back in the car with Henrik and myself,” said Juan Pablo. “He did an amazing job at Sebring, and at the Glen we want to finish what we started in Florida.

“If we run as strongly all day as we did in the first couple of hours at Sebring, we should have a solid chance to win.”

Sebastian has been contesting the Formula Regional European Championship with Prema this year.

“Running Sebring alongside my dad and Henrik was such a great learning experience and huge fun at the same time,” he said. “The team has one of the best setups in LMP2 so I’m aiming for a winning return.”

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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