UNITED TRIO TAKE THE LMP3 CROWN

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - Pho­tos: United Au­tosports/ Peter May, LAT

United Au­tosports se­cured the Euro­pean Le Mans Se­ries LMP3 class ti­tle at Spa-fran­cor­champs last week­end.

The An­glo-amer­i­can crew ran the trio of Chris­tian Eng­land, Alex Brun­dle and Mike Guasch to sec­ond place at the Bel­gian track, hand­ing them enough points to se­cure the LMP3 di­vi­sion crown with a race to spare.

Brun­dle, who has helped the team to three race wins and two fur­ther podium fin­ishes this year, said: “It’s a mega feel­ing and a mas­sive and fully de­served achieve­ment for the team.

“It’s only nine months since United took de­liv­ery of its first LMP3 car, so it shows how awe­some a job the team has done. If we’ve not had the fastest car, good strat­egy has kept us in con­tention ev­ery time.”

EX-F3 driver Eng­land, who re­turned to rac­ing this year af­ter a 13-year break, added: “Com­ing back af­ter such a long time away, and to win this ti­tle in my de­but sea­son is un­be­liev­able. We’ve been fault­less all year – the drivers and team haven’t put a foot wrong.”

The race was won out­right by the Dragon­speed LMP2 team of Ni­co­las Lapierre, Hen­rik Hed­man and Bri­ton Ben Han­ley. Graff ’s team of Paul Petit, Enzo Guib­bert and Eric Trouil­let won LMP3. For­mer Bri­tish GT racer Rory Butcher won the LMGTE class in the JMW Mo­tor­sport Fer­rari 458 he shared with Rob Smith and Andrea Ber­tolini to close on that class ti­tle.

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