Daniel Morad Confirmed in GTD At Alegra Motorsports And Set To Compete In IMSA Endurance Cup
MORAD CONTINUING PARTNERSHIP WITH MICHAEL DE QUESADA AND NEWCOMER LINUS LUNDQVIST
Following an eventful 2021 season, Alegra Motorsports has confirmed they are to take on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Endurance Cup Championship in the GTD class with its Mercedes AMG GT3.
The team will be in its second season running the Mercedes AMG GT3 and is looking to continue on its performance from the 2021 season ending Petit Le Mans where they had finished fourth.
“2021 was our first year with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo, and we learned a lot,” said team manager Tony Ditto. “It was a tough season with lots of elbows out racing, and that allowed us to get to know every part of the Mercedes-AMG; I think that will really pay off for us this year. I’m also excited to have Max and Linus joining Daniel and Michael. We’ve got a lot of winning experience in the car this year.”
Canadian Daniel Morad, 2017 Rolex 24 GTD winner, is continuing as one of the drivers as is Michaela De Quesada.
“It’s great to be back for another season with Alegra Motorsports with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo,” sais Morad. “I’m looking forward to carrying our momentum into 2022 with nearly a full season of understanding of the car. It’ll be great to have a lineup of talent as well with us heading into Daytona.”
I’m happy to be back in the seat with Daniel. Last year was our first season in the Mercedes-AMG, and we learned a lot about the platform. I’m looking forward to building on that and helping the team compete,” mentioned De Quesada.
The two drivers will be joined by Swedish native, 22 years old, Linus Lundqvist who competed in Indy Lights and finished third overall in 2021. It will be Lundqvist’ second visit to the Rolex 24. His first outing at Daytona was with Precision Performance Motorsports driving the No. 47 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO in 2019.
Lundqvist career highlights include a 2018 championship winner of the BRDC British F3 Championship and 2020 Formula Regional America Championship (US F3) champion.
“Firstly, I want to thank Carlos and Tony for giving me the opportunity to race with them; I’m really looking forward to being back at Daytona for the Rolex 24 Hr. I believe we can achieve a good result. We have a strong lineup, a really good team and a fast car. There’s no better way to start the year than this!”
Reigning 2021 DTM champion German driver Maximilian Götz will be joining the team for the Rolex 24. This will be his first visit at Daytona.
“I’m really looking forward to kicking my motorsport season off in Daytona. After some days off, it’s time to hit the track with new energies and new targets. After winning DTM last year, I will start the season with a new team and teammates. It has always been a big dream to race in Daytona, to win it even more so. I am looking forward to being part of such a great team Alegra Motorsports, meeting all my mates very soon and getting in touch with such a traditional track.”
Götz as extensive GT racing experience in Series like DTM, ADAC GT Masters, Blancpain Endurance Series(now known as Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe), 24H Series and Intercontinental GT Challenge.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Endurance Cup Championship rounds include the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, The Six Hours at the Glen and Motul Petit Le Mans.
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