Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Thursday that Kevin Magnussen will join their Cadillac DPi-V.R Programme from the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship for 2021 alongside Renger van der Zande and will make his debut with the team in the Rolex 24 Hours in January.
Speaking about the news, Kevin Magnussen who is in Bahrain for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix, his penultimate race with the Haas F1 Team commented saying:
If you are in professional racing anywhere in the world, you know the name Chip Ganassi and what it represents in motorsports. Chip has built one of the best racing organization’s on and off the track, and you can look back in history and see the tremendous record of success, especially as it relates to sports car racing. It’s a great opportunity for myself to team up with CGR, Renger and Cadillac. I can’t wait to get started, meet the team and begin preparations for the 2021 season.
Renger van der Zande commented saying:
I’ve been fortunate enough to have raced and won with Scott [Dixon] in sports cars and I think he really embodies what the whole Chip Ganassi Racing organization is all about. It’s a first-class operation and the team knows how to win the big races. One of the things that stood out to me was hearing that as a former driver, Chip always wanted to create and build a team that he would want to drive for. He has certainly done that, and those results speak for themselves across many series around the world. I think Kevin and I are both excited to say the least, and ready to get the 2021 season started at Daytona