United Autosports, as trailed on DSC two weeks ago here have confirmed their intention to enter the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class, thus taking up the automatic invitation awarded for their Championship win in the LMP3 clash of the 2016 European Le Mans Series. The team are also currently evaluating a full season programme in the 2017 European Le Mans Series with their newly acquired Ligier JS P217.
United have purchased a Ligier JS P217 from Onroak Automotive and will also continue with their LMP3 programme in 2017 and have announced their first driver line up of John Falb, Enzo Potolicchio and Sean Rayhall.
The team, who are also UK agents for Onroak Automotive LMP3 and CN cars, have decided to commit to buying an LMP2 car in order to fully prepare for the 24-hour race.
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports:
“I’m thrilled United Autosports will be able to take up the ACO’s invitation to enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We have committed to purchasing our own LMP2 car as it is the best way to prepare for such an important race. We are also looking at entering the 2017 ELMS too. 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.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports:
“It will be great for Zak and I to bring United Autosports to the Le Mans 24 Hours. It is the most important endurance race in the world and to have our team among the grid will be a fantastic feeling. We have committed to our own Ligier JS P217 as it made perfect sense for the direction we want the team to go in. Now comes the task of putting our test programme together and finding the perfect driver line up for the car.”