United Autosports upgrades to LMP2 entry
United Autosports will race at next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours after taking delivery of a new Ligier LMP2 machine.
The Anglo-american squad won a slot at the 24 Hours after winning this year’s European Le Mans Series LMP3 title. The team, which is the UK agent for Ligier LMP3 chassis, has now upgraded to one of its new JS P217 cars.
The team has confirmed it will run the car at Le Mans, and is also evaluating a full time ELMS campaign with it alongside its LMP3 commitments.
Team owner Zak Brown said: “I’m thrilled United Autosports will be able to take up the ACO’S invitation to enter the Le Mans 24 Hours. We have committed to purchasing our own LMP2 car as it is the best way to prepare for the race and we are looking at entering the 2017 ELMS too [in LMP2].
“We see it as great potential for the team and so we are working on getting a programme together and will be testing drivers in the coming weeks and months.”
The team has yet to decide its driver line-up. It won the P3 crown with Alex Brundle, Christian England and Mike Guasch this year, and has signed John Falb, Enzo Potolicchio and Sean Rayhall for next season’s LMP3 attack.