Sam Bird has signed a deal with Starworks Motorsport to compete in three endurance races of the 2014 United Sports Car Championship. The GP2 Series runner-up will race at Daytona in January, as well as at Sebring and Petit Le Mans later in the year, in the LMPC category.
“I am very pleased to have confirmed this three race program with Starworks and I would like to thank Peter Baron for giving me this opportunity,” commented Sam.
"This will be my first foray into LMP endurance racing as well as my first time competing in America, so it's a 'double first.' My management and I are continuing to consider various opportunities for a more comprehensive racing program. Quite a few interesting avenues are open to us across a range of racing disciplines and we expect to make further announcements in the new year.”
Starworks owner Peter Baron added: “We follow the GP2 Series and Formula One and I was stunned to learn that Sam was available and looking to North America for new opportunities.
"We've been fairly successful in bringing open-wheel drivers into sports car racing and tapping into that talent. I'm looking forward to working with a driver like Sam who brings a lot of experience with him from some big teams and can contribute heavily to our program.”