Rival Will Become Teammate for VP Racing Challenge Champion
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Reigning IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge champion Bijoy Garg will make his Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) debut with United Autosports in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January.
“This year has been incredible,” said Garg. “I’ve enjoyed so many highlights in my debut sports car season. Now, I’m excited to make the step up to LMP2.”
The 21-year-old will co-drive the No. 22 ORECA 07 with Daniel Goldburg and Paul di Resta in the five IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup races as part of the Anglo-American team’s first full season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist will join the trio to kick off the season at Daytona.
“United Autosports is such an experienced team,” said Garg, “I have fantastic co-drivers in Daniel Goldburg, Paul di Resta and Felix Rosenqvist … starting at Daytona, my first 24-hour race. It’s going to be a challenge but I’m ready to make the most of this exciting opportunity.”
Garg, who only began his racing career aged 13, claimed pole position, fastest class lap and a third-place finish during his sports car debut in the opening round of the VP Racing Challenge at Daytona International Speedway in January 2023.
He went on to achieve Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) victories at Sebring International Raceway, Lime Rock Park, VIRginia International Raceway and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, racing against now-teammate Daniel Goldburg.
Bijoy, who took the title of VP Racing Challenge champion, also contested three WeatherTech Championship races, winning the LMP3 category in the Motul Petit Le Mans finale.
Following his stellar rookie season, Garg was the obvious choice for United Autosports when the seat became available.
“I watched Bijoy this year on many occasions when I attended IMSA races,” said Richard Dean, United Autosports CEO. “He had a super impressive season in the IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge, winning the championship, and we were even more impressed as a team when he tested in our LMP2 car in Portimao. We are very excited to have Bijoy in our IMSA team.”
The United Autosports WeatherTech Championship squad is now complete and, with just over one month until the Roar Before the Rolex 24, preparations are full swing.