The 32-year-old California native is amongst a star-studded record of drivers for the staff’s McLaren 720S GT3 within the GTD Professional class.
Beforehand introduced have been full-time drivers Oliver Jarvis and Marvin Kirchhoefer, together with James Hinchcliffe for 3 endurance races. Rossi, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion that drives for Arrow McLaren within the IndyCar Collection, turns into the fourth driver and completes the staff’s lineup for the IMSA SportsCar Championship’s season-opening race in late January.
It should mark occasion will mark Rossi’s first look at Daytona behind the wheel of non-prototype equipment. He helped Wayne Taylor Racing end first general within the 2021 version of the endurance basic at Daytona, adopted by a runner-up end result the next yr.
Rossi made his debut in 2014 driving the DeltaWing DWC13, with two different begins for Team Penske within the Acura ARX-05 in 2019-2020.
“I’m very excited for the chance to compete as soon as once more on the Rolex 24 at Daytona,” Rossi stated.
“Whereas this yr will probably be a primary for me in a GTD Professional automotive, it’s a race that I’ve come to really take pleasure in over time, and this will probably be no totally different. I stay up for attending to work with the fellows and women at Pfaff Motorsports, and serving to them carry this new McLaren 720S GT3 Evo to the entrance of the grid.”