Duncan Tappy has joined United Autosports for the 2020 European Le Mans Series and will race alongside Jim McGuire and Andrew Bentley, replacing previously announced Matt Bell in the #3 Ligier JS P320.
Tappy arrives with the double-ELMS Championship winning squad after two seasons in LMP3 with Lanan Racing in the Michelin Le Mans Cup and with prior endurance experience in GT3 cars racing in British GT, Blancpain Endurance Series, GT Asia, GT Open, and the Spa 24 Hours.
The ELMS begins in Barcelona, Spain on 30-31 March with the official two-day prologue ahead of the first race weekend on 3-5 April. The drivers for United Autosports second ELMS LMP3 car will be announced in the coming days.
Duncan Tappy, driver, United Autosports: “I’m so happy to be joining United Autosports. I have known Richard [Dean] since our Formula Ford days back in 2005. To see the growth of United Autosports has been amazing and to now be a part of the team is really exciting for me. Also, to be making the step up to ELMS after two years in the Michelin Le Mans Cup is perfect timing. I’m really looking forward to a great year with Jim and Andrew.”
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports: “I’m pleased to see Duncan join our team for 2020. He is a great racer and I’m sure will bring a lot of experience to our ELMS team.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports: “I’ve known Duncan for many years so to have him finally join United Autosports is fantastic. He will be a great addition to the team as he is fast, reliable and a good guy to have around. He is very experienced so will no doubt contribute to the development of our ELMS LMP3 team.”