Derek Bell returns to Daytona 24 Hours

Sportscar legend Derek Bell will team up with son Justin to drive for Derhaag Motorsports in the Daytona 24 Hours endurance classic

Derek Bell returns to Daytona 24 Hours

The pair spent Saturday testing the GTS class Corvette they will race in the prestigious event, which takes place on February 1-2. Simon Gregg drove with the pair during the test.

Team boss Jim Derhaag came up with the idea to reunite the duo for the race. Justin Bell explained: "Jim called me and said, 'If we are going to have a shot at this, let's put the best people in it that we can. Will you ask your father?'"

Derek Bell said: "Out of the blue, I was very surprised when [Justin] phoned me and said how about doing it. It's a great opportunity for me to drive with him again. I admire the team. They have done a great job with Justin."

The father-son duo last raced together at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995, where they finished third overall driving a McLaren. "It's amazing really how it goes around," Bell noted. "It worries me a little bit that I have to be the father that's still racing. The other fathers have either passed on or are not racing anymore. But I'm silly enough to want to still do it. It's a passion. I love doing it. So why not do it if you have the opportunity?"

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