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Performance Tech Set for IPC Return With Goldburg, Bitar

Florida-based team firms up plans for single-car Ligier JS P320 Nissan entry…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Performance Tech Motorsports Dan Goldburg and Oscar Bitar as drivers for its entry in IMSA Prototype Challenge.

The new driver pairing comes ahead of the team’s sixth season running the Ligier LMP3 package in the series. 

“We are excited to get back to racing in Prototype Challenge, especially with Dan and Oscar behind the wheel,” team principal Brent O’Neill said.

“We’ve been running these Ligier LMP3s since the first season they were permitted in the series, so we’re really familiar with the car and know how to get the most out of it.

“That combined with off-season testing to get our new drivers up to speed leaves me feeling pretty good about Daytona and onwards.”

Hailing from Paraguay, Bitar will make his entrance into the IMSA paddock as well as his debut behind the wheel of the Ligier JSP320 Nissan. Bitar boasts previous success in GT Sprint Race Brasil.

“Everything is new for me here,” Bitar said. “Thinking about how I’ll soon be racing at Daytona is crazy and is a big challenge in my racing career.

“We have been working hard on this project and I’m very proud of how it’s come together. I had one opportunity to test the car and I felt very good in it.

“The team made me feel very comfortable and was very nice. Working with Performance Tech Motorsports is fantastic and I’m very happy and grateful to Brent and his crew.”

Teammate Goldburg is no stranger to the No. 6 IPC entry, in what will mark his third year in the car. 

After scoring his first win as well as an additional two podium finishes in 2021, the Delray Beach native hopes to continue the positive momentum into this season.

“I love the IPC series, and I’m thrilled to team up with Oscar for the season-opening race at Daytona,” Goldburg said. “I’ve got two IPC seasons under my belt now and I feel comfortable with the car, the series, the race formats, the tracks, my role, and the other competitors.

“My goal will be to qualify the car near the pointy end of the charts and hold or improve the position for my opening stint in the car, turning it over to Oscar in striking distance of the lead.

“I’m confident going into the IPC season that I can play that role well and I really look forward to getting on track with Oscar.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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