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Webb Joins OAK Racing for Rolex 24

Former Indy Lights driver Oliver Webb completes lineup for OAK Racing…

Photo: oliwebbracing.com

Photo: oliwebbracing.com

OAK Racing announced Thursday the fourth and final driver of its Morgan-Nissan entry for the the upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Former Indy Lights driver Oliver Webb will join the previously confirmed lineup of Olivier Pla, Roman Rusinov and Gustavo Yacaman in the OnRoak Automotive-developed prototype.

The 22-year-old Englishman, who competed in the World Series by Renault in 2013, will be making his prototype debut, although he has recently tested with a number of European LMP2 teams.

“[The Rolex 24 at Daytona] a race I’ve always looked up to and wanted to compete in, especially while living and racing in the USA in 2012,” Webb said.

“OAK Racing is a great team that has had such success in WEC including winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in LMP2, that I have no doubt we will enjoy great success at Daytona.”

Team principal Philippe Dumas added: “He’s put on some great performances in single-seaters at the top level. There’s not a big difference between driving an LMP2 and a single-seater at the level at which he’s raced so he should have no problems adapting to the Morgan-Nissan LMP2.”

Webb is no stranger to U.S. racing, having contested Indy Lights from 2011-12 with Jensen MotorSport and Sam Schmidt Motorsports, respectively, highlighted by two podium finishes.

The French squad reaffirmed its full-season TUDOR Championship commitment earlier this week, confirming Yacaman for the entire 11-round series.

It’s unclear if Webb could be in line for further outings, either in America or Europe with OAK.

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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