Anglo-American LMP team United Autosports has announced that ex-F1 driver Paul Di Resta will re-join the team for the upcoming IMSA NAEC rounds at Sebring and Watkins Glen.
The Scot, who competed with the team as part of its two-car Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona attack last month, will take on the Sebring 12 Hours and Six Hours of Watkins Glen alongside previously confirmed United Autosports drivers Phil Hanson and Bruno Senna, in the team’s Ligier JS P217.
Ahead of Sebring, the trio will take part in the official Sebring test on 22-23 February, before returning to Florida for the race on 16-17 March.
“I’m massively excited to be taking on some more races in IMSA,” Di Resta said. “After the success we had in Daytona and what could have been, I’ve really got the bug for doing more and why not be part of it with United Autosports where it all started. It’s a new task for the team racing out in America and there’s lots going on, but being part of that back in the car alongside Bruno and Phil is great.
“There’s plenty of work to do and I’m looking forward to undertaking these two races and seeing what it leads to. Hopefully we can have a great result and the team can work together to get the best out of it.”
United Autosports announced that it would compete in the full four-round NAEC as part of the IMSA WeatherTech series with Hanson and Senna. Unfortunately, due to the FIA WEC date change for the Fuji round, Senna is no longer able to race at Petit Le Mans in October due to his contract to compete in the FIA WEC with Rebellion Racing in LMP1. Hanson’s teammates for the final round of the series at Road Atlanta will be announced in due course.