Brundle joins Blundell for Daytona

Martin Brundle is joining forces with former team-mate Mark Blundell for his return to international motorsport in next month's Daytona 24 Hours, this week's AUTOSPORT magazine reveals

Brundle joins Blundell for Daytona

The two Britons, who drove together in the Brabham and Ligier Formula 1 teams in 1991 and 1993 respectively, are teaming up in a Michael Shank Racing Riley-Ford MkXX Daytona Prototype under the banner of Zak Brown's United Autosports team for the Grand-Am opener at the Florida venue on January 29-30.

It will be Brundle's first international race since he raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours for Bentley in '01.

Brundle, who won at Daytona with Jaguar on his debut in the Florida enduro in 1988, has competed in a handful of races in the German one-make Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo over the past two years.

"Zak asked me if I was interested; it took me about five minutes to say yes," said Brundle.

"Having cleared myself of some of my other responsibilities, I want to go back and race a bit more seriously.

"I'd be surprised if I don't end up doing one or two more sportscar races next year."

For the full story of Brundle and Blundell's Daytona plans, read this week's AUTOSPORT magazine, available in digital form here.

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