Performance Tech Motorsports has announced their plans for the 2022 edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which hosts the 2022 season opener of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The team will enter the LMP3 category with a Ligier JSP320 Nissan, which they ran in 2021 as well.
Dan Goldburg will run for the team once again, just like he did throughout most of the 2021 season. He will be joined by LMP3 expert Garett Grist. Grist has done several seasons in both the European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series and IMSA onboard an LMP3 car.
Hikaru Abe is a new name to IMSA, with the Japanese driver hoping to get up to speed very fast. He already tested the car about a month ago, but it will still be a new experience for him to race in USA, plus he primarily has single seater experience.
The final driver of the team will be the only 17-year-old Nicolas Pino. Nico raced for Inter Europol Competition at the ELMS season finale in Portimao 2021, but has yet to race in IMSA.
The 24 hours race at Daytona doesn’t count towards the 2022 Championship for the LMP3 category, since it’s a very experienced race to do, compared to the shorter, regular length races, later in the season.
The lineup is currently only confirmed for Daytona, with the rest of the season still being open for announcement.