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Kevin Magnussen replaced for Rolex 24 at Daytona

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Kevin Magnussen replaced for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Following last week’s hand surgery, Kevin Magnussen has been advised not to take part in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with MDK Motorsports. The Danish F1 driver will be replaced by Jason Hart.

After last week’s hand surgery, where Kevin Magnussen had a small cyst removed, the Danish F1 driver has decided not to take part in the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Kevin Magnussen was set to race a Porsche 911 GT3 R with MDK Motorsports joining Mark Kvamme, Trenton Estep and his father, Jan Magnussen.

– I’ve been advised by the doctors not to drive the race next week. The surgery went well, but I need to rest as much as possible to be fit for fight before we begin preparing for the F1 season. It’s a shame. I’ve been looking forward to that fantastic race and to get a new chance to drive with my father and MDK Motorsports. I’m wishing the team a great weekend at Daytona, says Kevin Magnussen.

– We’re glad that Kevin’s surgery went successful, and we all wish him a speedy recovery. As we have already stated, our drivers’ and team members’ health are always our number one priority. We’re also happy to announce that Kevin will be replaced at Daytona by our Porsche Carrera Cup driver Jason Hart. Jason and I raced together at Le Mans last year and I was very impressed with his long-time experience, talent and dedication to his craft. This is going to be another exciting challenge for MDK Motorsports, says team owner and driver Mark Kvamme.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona will be green flagged on January 28.




Nikolaj Karlshøj

Nikolaj Karlshøj

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