United Autosports has now confirmed they have made a five sales of Ligier JS P3 cars since being announced as sole UK agents for Onroak Automotive, the first being sold to Mike Guasch, which will be shipped to the US for testing in the coming weeks. One of them is its first Ligier JS P3 sale to a UK team, Tockwith Motorsport.
“We are pleased to be able to sell our first UK-based Ligier JS P3 to Simon Moore at Tockwith Motorsport,” said Richard Dean, United Autosorts team owner. “I’ve known Simon and Nigel for a long time and it’s great they will enter the debut round of the Prototype Cup at Snetterton in October, with the intention of entering the full season in 2017. We feel privileged to work alongside Onroak Automotive to sell their cars in the UK and to support prototype racing in the UK. The Prototype Cup is perfect for teams like Tockwith as it gives them a stepping stone to the ELMS and eventually Le Mans. It’s definitely something that has been missing in the UK.”
Tockwith Motorsport, based in North Yorkshire, will enter the inaugural Prototype Cup race at Snetterton with Phil Hanson and Nigel Moore. It then intends to take part in the full 2017 Prototype Cup season, with the ultimate aim being a European Le Mans Series entry in the future.
This year, Tockwith Motorsport is racing in the Britcar Endurance Championship, where they won the season opener at Silversone with its Audi R8 LMS GT3 car. They will also race in the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup with the same Audi.
United Autosports has also confirmed its entry into the inaugural Prototype Cup race at Snetterton with two of its Ligier JS P3 cars. United Autosports is currently racing LMP3 cars in the ELMS and scored a one-two finish at the opening round at Silverstone.