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LMP3 Squad Performance Tech Sets Rolex 24 Lineup

Goldburg, Abe, Pino, Grist to make up team’s lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Performance Tech Motorsports has finalized its Rolex 24 at Daytona lineup with team veteran Dan Goldburg set to be joined by Hikaru Abe, Nico Pino, and Garett Grist in the team’s Ligier JS P320 Nissan in the LMP3 category.

“This is a really great group of guys,” said team principal Brent O’Neill said. “This team knows what it takes to win a Rolex 24 and with such strong drivers, I think we have a really strong shot at a run for the top step this year.

“We’ve tested all of these drivers and I’m really impressed by what they bring to the table, I’m eager to get them all together for the Roar to see what we can get out of our Ligier.”

Goldburg and Grist are no strangers to IMSA, having both driven in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this year.

He has over a hundred hours of seat time logged in the No. 38 between endurance racing, sprint racing and testing.

“To some degree, I think you can only prepare so much and then you just have to do a Rolex 24 and learn from it,” Goldburg said. “I’ve taken my physical training very seriously for the past two years and I’m in the best shape of my life.

“I still have further goals to reach with my fitness, but in 2021 the team had me do 3-plus hour stints in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Petit Le Mans.”

Grist has extensive prototype racing in his background, most recently in the Rolex 24 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“They’re a team that has had a lot of success in IMSA over the years,” said Grist of Performance Tech. “Having done Le Mans and Daytona before hopefully, I can bring some of the things I’ve learned to the team.

“I think we have a great lineup to compete for a win. I want to thank Brent, Dan, and Ligier for this opportunity.”

The team will welcome another young gun in 17-year-old Pino, who hails from Chile. Abe, meanwhile, will be flying in from Japan making the No. 38 car as one of the most diverse lineups in the race.

No word has been given on the team’s expected full season lineup in the Ligier.

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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