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Alex Lynn Joins Paul di Resta In United Oreca For Le Mans 24 Hours

Two 2020 Class winners combine

The #23 United Autosports Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2 entry for the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans will see 2020 LMP2 class winner Paul di Resta race alongside 2020 GTE Pro race winner Alex Lynn with the team’s third, Silver-ranked driver still to be named.

do Resta took ‘Hyperpole’ at Le Mans before the race win last year in the team’s #22 FIA WEC Championship-winning Oreca alongside Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque whilst Lyn’s run to the GTE Pro win for Aston Martin racing saw him race alongside season-long team-mate Maxime Martin and Harry Tincknell.

This year, Alex will be entering his fifth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with Mahindra Racing Formula E Team, but this will not be his first race with United Autosports. Back in 2016, the former Williams F1 test driver entered the Gulf 12 Hours in United Autosports’ Ligier JS P3 car, finishing second in class.

The Le Mans 24 Hours will be held on 21-22 August, with the official Le Mans test day taking place on Sunday 15 August.

Alex Lynn: “I’m extremely excited to be joining United Autosports for the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours. It feels like I’m going back home, driving a prototype. To be with the defending LMP2 Le Mans-winning team and driver, Paul Di Resta, is a great opportunity. After standing on that top step of the podium last year I can’t wait to get going again, and I’m sure we’d all love to do the two!”

Zak Brown: “I’m delighted to welcome Alex back to our team for the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours. Like us, he knows what it takes to win at Le Mans and between him and Paul and their co-driver, I’m sure they will be a line up to keep an eye on.”

Richard Dean: “It has been a while since Alex last raced with us and he has gone on to achieve so much as a driver since then. He is a Le Mans winner in GTE and I’m excited to see what he can achieve at Le Mans with our team. Alex will fit in well and work with Paul to get the best out of the car. Welcome to the team Alex.”