Barrichello and Kanaan team up with Dener Motorsport for Daytona 24H

Surprises continue to arrive in the news on Rubens Barrichello as he now plans to contest the GRANDAM 24 hour season opener.

The former Formula One driver, Rubens Barrichello, will again team with his good friend and former IZOD IndyCar Series teammate Tony Kanaan. This time the two Brazilians will join Ricardo Mauricio and Flavio Figueiredo to take on the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

The foursome will contest the GRANDAM Rolex Series season opener in a Porsche GT3. It will be the first 24 hour race for Barrichelllo. Kanaan nearly had a ride last year with the Starworks Daytona Prototype team but they had to withdraw for lack of funding.

The Dener Motorsport team is currently preparing for the Roar before the 24 Hour race for the three days of testing on the Daytona International Speedway infield road course starting tomorrow.

Rubens Barrichello with new ride in Brazil, 2012
Rubens Barrichello with new ride in Brazil, 2012

Photo by: Chris Fabbri / CFR Media - Brazil

Kanaan remains in IndyCar with the KV Racing Technology team while Barrichello takes on a new adventure in the Brazilian Stock Car V8 series.

Barrichello's other two teammates for the twice-around-the-clock event will be his rivals in Brazil this year.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Tony Kanaan , Ricardo Maurício , Flavio Figueiredo
Teams KV Racing Technology
Article type Breaking news
Tags barrichello, kanaan, porsche