MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Daniel Goldburg, Marino Sato and Paul di Resta will share the driving duties for United Autosports as it takes on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season.
“For our team’s first full season in IMSA, we find ourselves in a pretty strong place with our driver signings,” said United Autosports CEO Richard Dean. “Dan, Marino and Paul will be super competitive from the outset and are all here to challenge for wins. We now have both cars that will be front runners and that’s a great place to be from a data and development position. We have a new base in the Jr III facility we can now call our USA home in Charlotte NC. It’s been a busy few months putting our IMSA program together and I couldn’t be happier with where we are today.”
Goldburg, multi-race winning IMSA VP Racing Sportscar Challenge driver and president and majority owner of Floridian structural shell contractor CSCI, is a familiar face in the IMSA paddock having raced LMP3s in the VP Challenge (formerly the IMSA Prototype Challenge) since 2020.
“I am thrilled to earn the opportunity to drive for United Autosports in WeatherTech LMP2 in 2024,” says Goldburg. “I began talking to Richard [Dean] early this year and I’m ecstatic for it to all come together and finally announce our intentions.”
This season, Goldburg has won at Daytona Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, and celebrated on the podium in Sebring, Lime Rock Park and Virginia Int’l Raceway. Next year, he will return to many of the tracks where he’s earned success – but this time, driving an LMP2 ORECA 07.
“For my first full season in LMP2, I can’t ask for a better possible setup. The United Autosports operation is second to none and I know they will help me get up to speed quickly,” said. Goldburg. “Richard helped pair me with a killer line-up … along with Marino and Paul, I think we’re really ticking all the boxes. We’re going to come out swinging in Daytona.”
Di Resta, a former F-1 driver, 2020 WEC champion and established member of the United Autosports team, will join Goldburg in the United ORECA 07, alongside his full-season WEC Hypercar seat with Peugeot.
“We mean business, we’re going there to tackle the championship and I want to be part of it,” says di Resta. “It’s going to be a good move for Dan Goldburg, stepping up to LMP2, and Marino Sato has integrated with the team this year in the ELMS paddock so I think it should make for a good line-up. I’m excited to get started, combining this new venture with my WEC commitments. Thanks to Peugeot for giving me the opportunity to join the United team … now, let’s see what we can do.”
Sato will contest the Michelin Endurance Cup races on his IMSA debut.
“I’m grateful to continue with United Autosports for a second season – thank you to the team for their trust in me,” says Marino Sato. “This will be my second season in sportscars, and my first in the US … I’m really looking forward to the challenge. I’ve always wanted to race in America so it’s really exciting.”