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Vautier Completes JDC-Miller Lineup for Daytona

2018 Intercontinental GT champion Tristan Vautier to tackle Rolex 24 in JDC-Miller Cadillac…

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JDC-Miller Motorsports has completed its driver lineup for this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona with the confirmation of Tristan Vautier in the team’s No. 85 Cadillac DPi-V.R.

The Frenchman will share driving duties with the previously-announced Matheus Leist, Juan Piedrahita and Chris Miller in the opening round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Vautier was a part of JDC-Miller’s full-season squad last season but it’s not currently known how many races he will contest this year beyond Daytona.

He got behind the wheel of both JDC Cadillacs during last weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24 test prior to his confirmation for the race itself.

The team’s No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing car will be driven by the trio of Sebastien Bourdais, Joao Barbosa and Loic Duval.

“We are very excited to have Tristan back in the number 85 car to join Juan, Matheus and Chris at Daytona for the 2020 Rolex 24 hour event,” said JDC-Miller team owner and managing partner John Church.

“Obviously we know Tristan for a long time now and know how fast he is, it was also great to see how quickly the four of them clicked at the Roar it almost looked like they have been racing together for a while now which all is very positive”.

Vautier added: “I’m very excited to be back with JDC-Miller Motorsports and Cadillac Racing to start my eighth Rolex 24 at
Daytona, and want to thank the team for their continued trust.

“We had some good results in 2019, but I feel like we are starting 2020 in a much better place, so we are definitely setting higher goals for ourselves.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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