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Carrera Cup Brazil Champ Costa Joins United LMGT3 Roster

Lineup complete in No. 59 United Autosports McLaren 720S GT3 Evo for WEC season…

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Reigning Porsche Carrera Cup Brazil champion Nicolas Costa has completed United Autosports’ lineup in its No. 59 McLaren 720S GT3 Evo for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship season.

The 32-year-old Brazilian joins the previously announced Gregoire Saucy and James Cottingham at the wheel of the LMGT3 entry.

“I’m very excited for what’s about to happen,” said Costa. “It’s a dream come true to be racing for McLaren Automotive and United Autosports… to be a part of this partnership is an honor.”

Costa, who scored seven wins out of 12 races in Porsche’s single-make series, will have the continued support for PRIO, Brazil’s largest independent oil and gas production company.

“Nicolas had a fantastic 2023 season, dominating the Porsche Carrera Cup Brazil and clearly demonstrating his GT3 capabilities,” said United co-owner Richard Dean.

“Together with FIA Formula 3 podium placer Gregoire Saucy and British GT vice-champion James Cottingham, the No. 59 is set to be an exciting entry in a hugely competitive 2024 grid.”

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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