United Autosports will retain Paul Di Resta for two more rounds with its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign.
The ex-Formula 1 driver former part of UA’s impressive driver rotation in January at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, and has been tabbed as the third member of the team’s Ligier JS P217 Prototype effort for Bruno Senna and Phil Hanson at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and later in the year at Watkins Glen.
“It’s great to have Paul back with the team for Sebring and Watkins Glen,” said team owner Zak Brown, who will rely on support from Andretti Autosport for UA’s North American Endurance Cup campaign. “He did a fantastic job at Daytona and really settled into sports car racing, so to have him racing alongside Bruno and Phil will only strengthen our campaign out in America.”
The Scot was understandably pleased to get the nod for two more races with UA.
“I’m massively excited to be taking on some more races in IMSA,” he 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.”