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Correa, Hanson join TF Sport-run Team Turkey for 2023 Daytona 24 Hours

Juan Manuel Correa and Phil Hanson have joined the TF Sport-run Racing Team Turkey LMP2 squad for its Daytona 24 Hours debut next January.

#34 Racing Team Turkey Oreca 07 - Gibson: Jack Aitken, Charlie Eastwood, Salih Yoluc

#34 Racing Team Turkey Oreca 07 - Gibson: Jack Aitken, Charlie Eastwood, Salih Yoluc

Eric Le Galliot

Correa, who recently made a one-off return to the Formula 2 championship last weekend in Abu Dhabi, has made a pair of sportscar outings this year, highlighted by an LMP2 class victory with Prema at this year’s European Le Mans Series finale at Portimao.

The Ecuadorian-American will make his Daytona 24 Hours debut, along with the team itself, in a competitive-looking driver line-up in the team’s ORECA.

Hanson brings a wealth of experience in a rare outing away from regular squad United Autosports. The British driver, who as two Daytona 24 Hours starts to his name, has won World Endurance Championship, Asian Le Mans Series and ELMS titles all at LMP2 level, joins Racing Team Turkey regulars Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood alongside Correa to complete the driver line-up.

Yoluc, who was in the sister United Autosports LMP2 entry to Hanson during the 2018-19 ALMS campaign, made his Daytona 24 Hours debut in 2021 and finished 15th overall in a RWR-Eurasia Ligier.

The Turkish driver already holds class wins at both the Le Mans 24 Hours and Spa 24 Hours, while Hanson is also a Le Mans 24 Hours winner in LMP2 back in 2020.

Juan Manuel Correa, Prema Racing

Juan Manuel Correa, Prema Racing

Photo by: Eric Le Galliot

Eastwood completes the line-up having recently won the ELMS Pro-Am Cup alongside Yoluc this year, as the quartet target LMP2 victory at Daytona in January.

“It’s great to be heading back to the States, not only with the GTD entry, but also with the Racing Team Turkey LMP2,” Tom Ferrier, TF Sport Director, said.

“We’ve proven what we can do on the European scene, and with a super-strong line up, I have no doubt that we will be battling for the win at Daytona.”

Yoluc added: “This event is extra important to me. Personally, to win the triple crown of the endurance world, with the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Spa, is one of my two big goals in racing, and this event will be extra special as it is the first 24-hour race for Racing Team Turkey.”

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