As suggested by DSC back in June United Autosports have now confirmed that they have completed the purchase of Strakka Racing, in a deal that includes the acquisition of all their race team equipment, race cars, trucks and their race team premises close to Silverstone circuit (pictured below).
United Autosports team owners, Zak Brown and Richard Dean, confirmed to DSC in July that the Yorkshire-based team were actively planning a return to GT racing in 2021.
That programme will be a further addition to their current programmes in LMP and historic racing (and with the forthcoming addition of an Extreme E collaboration with Andretti!), the team having started its career in GT racing back in 2010, entering the British GT and FIA GT3 Championships with Audi and McLaren machinery (pictured above).
The team have confirmed that their plans for a GT racing return, likely to start with a GT4 campaign, are to be announced at the end of September.
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports: “We have made no secret of the fact that we would like to get back into GT racing with United Autosports. It’s where the team first started racing so it’s something that is close to our hearts. We are still working on finalising some details but we will share more information on our plans in the coming weeks.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports: “Zak and I have been looking to return to GT racing for a little while now and this acquisition is a step towards that. Strakka has been a very successful team with first-class equipment so this move made perfect sense. GT racing is still as popular as ever and the grids in the UK, Europe and internationally have managed to come through this tough period we are currently going through. I’m looking forward to this next new chapter in United Autosports history.”