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Turvey Tests for United

But no race deal yet

Oliver Turvey made a surprise appearance on the DSC Editor’s Wednesday morning Facebook Live video from the Dunlop test at Motorland Aragon, the Englishman emerging from the United Autosports truck and heading for the garage where he is set to have a seat fitting before testing the team’s Ligier JS P217 later today utilising the team’s spare chassis here, this the car that Messrs Alonso, Norris and Hanson raced at Daytona, the car here still wearing its Continental rubber.

There is, as yet no firm plan for Turvey to race, he’s sharing the car today with full season signings Hugo de Sadeleer and Will Owen, and will run again tomorrow.

As for a full season deal though there is some way to go before anything can be reported with any certainty.

Team Principal Richard Dean was happy to confirm that Turvey would test, and that a seat was available for the season: “We wouldn’t be putting Oliver in the car if there was no interest but there is certainly work to be done on both sides before we’d be able to talk about a firm commitment.”

Turvey meanwhile was “keen to get a programme in sportscars again, LMP2 looks very interesting and I’m delighted to get the chance to run here with United.”

Turvey’s recent career has seen him racing in Formula E and in Super GT with a pair of Le Mans starts with Jota Sport in 2014 and 2015 bringing him a win and second place.

Elsewhere in Iberia United are also testing with their LMP3 arm, four of their Ligier JS P3s are at Portimao with Richard Dean making his way from that test to Aragon this morning to catch up with progress on the LMP2 front.