United Autosports has announced that Richard Meins and Wayne Boyd will race together in the 2018 Michelin Le Mans Cup driving a Ligier JS P3 in the LMP3 class.
Meins rejoins the team after making his debut in the Michelin Le Mans Cup last year alongside Shaun Lynn, with Andrew Bentley stepping in as his team mate for the Paul Ricard and Portimao rounds.
“Last year’s Michelin Le Mans Cup was an awesome experience and returning for a second year was something I was determined to do,” Meins said.
“I look at last year as a learning experience, with my co-driver Shaun Lynn and I getting to grips with the Ligier and for a couple of more mature drivers new to the series, I feel we gave a pretty good account of ourselves, as well as having a great time.”
Boyd meanwhile, has two years of experience racing with the Anglo-American squad in the ELMS’ LMP3 class.
“I’m so happy to be back with United Autosports for my third season,” Boyd added. “I followed the Michelin Le Mans Cup races closely last year. It’s a really competitive series and I’m confident we will be pushing for the championship. I get on really well with Richard and he’s a great driver so I’m looking forward to working with him. Massive thanks to everyone for the opportunity.”
The duo are the second confirmed driver line-up in the Michelin Le Mans Cup for the 2016 and 2017 ELMS LMP3 Champions and will race the Gulf Marine-liveried Ligier JS P3.
The team previously announced the return of Matt Bell and Jim McGuire to their Michelin Le Mans Cup team and they will be announcing their third driver line up for the series in the coming weeks.
The 2018 Michelin Le Mans Cup season gets underway at Paul Ricard in France for the official Prologue on 11 April, with the first round taking place that weekend on 13-14 April.