IMSA: Bijoy Garg steps up to LMP2 for IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup

Bijoy Garg - United Autosports
Bijoy Garg - United Autosports
Reigning IMSA VP Racing Sportscar Challenge Champion Bijoy Garg will make his LMP2 sports-prototype category debut with United Autosports in the Rolex 24 at Daytona next January. 

“This year has been incredible,” says Garg. “I’ve enjoyed so many highlights in my debut sportscar season. Now, I’m excited to make the step up to LMP2.”

The 21-year-old will co-drive the #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 – with IndyCar star Felix Rosenqvist joining the trio for a one-off special to kick off the season at Daytona (read more). 

“United Autosports is such an experienced team,” says Garg, “and 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 lap and a third-place finish on his sportscar debut in the opening round of the IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge at the Daytona International Raceway 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 Road Atlanta, racing against now-teammate Daniel Goldburg and, together, dominating this year’s IMSA VP Racing Sportscar Challenge.

Bijoy, who took the title of IMSA VP Racing Sportscar Challenge Champion, also contested three IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races, winning the LMP3 category in the Petit Le Mans finale to register 10th in the standings.

This stellar rookie season put Garg front and centre when the Silver-graded IMSA seat, formerly announced as now Gold-graded driver Marino Sato (read more), became available.

“I watched Bijoy this year on many occasions when I attended IMSA races,” says 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 Portimão. We are very excited to have Bijoy in our IMSA team.” 

The United Autosports IMSA squad is now complete and, with just over one month until the Roar Before the 24, preparations are full swing. Stay up to date on social @unitedautosports.