Anglo-American team begins title quest for LMP3 honours in European Le Mans Series
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Anglo-American team runs brace of Ligier JS P3 sportscars and all six drivers at Paul Ricard
UK-based United Autosports heads for the Circuit Paul Ricard in Southern France next week (22-23 Mar) for the official European Le Mans Series’ Prologue. United Autosports is embarking on its maiden ELMS season by contesting the ultra-competitive LM P3 category with a brace of brand new French-built Ligier JS P3 sportscars.
Britain’s kart legend Terry Fullerton on hand to witness Richard Dean taking to the track in ex-Senna DAP kart
United Autosports has just finished restoring the last kart Ayrton Senna is understood to have ever raced. Zak Brown purchased the 1981 DAP kart at a Bonhams Auction in January and following a six month rebuild, United’s other co-owner Richard Dean shook down the rebuilt kart last week (3 August).
Now aims for further success
Against the odds, the Anglo-American team has won a race against time to rebuild the badly damaged Toyota Avensis of James Cole. An opening lap collision just eight days ago at Silverstone required repairs in short to the roll cage, seat mounts, B post, sills, rear quarter panel and both right hand doors.
Jim Geddie scores maximum points available at penultimate GT Cup round
Jim Geddie started all three races from second on the grid, hampered only by a Radical sports prototype which was in a class of its own, and therefore ineligible to score championship points. In the first race of the weekend, Jim had to serve an additional 50-seconds during the mandatory pit stop as a result of his previous successes. He was unable to claw back such a huge deficit but finished fourth at the flag.
Solid pace and reliable performance from the start Team running as high as fifth in opening stages
After battling on track for eleven hours and fifty minutes, the United Autosports team had to admit defeat when an incident on track saw Brendon Hartley in the No 23 Audi R8 LMS Ultra pit for repairs with ten minutes to go.
Ex-Formula 1 driver and former Le Mans 24 Hour winner Mark Blundell to join United Autosports alongside Richard Meins
United Autosports is delighted to announce that it has signed Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell to compete full time in the 2013 Avon Tyres British GT Championship alongside Richard Meins, reuniting their partnership from the 24 Hours of Spa in 2012.
To take hard-earned podium in Gulf 12 Hours
In one of the tensest finishes to any endurance race, the United Autosports trio of Scot Ryan Dalziel and Venezuelan pair, Enzo Potolicchio and Alex Popow drove an inspired race in the inaugural running of the Gulf 12 Hours at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi to finish in a fighting third place.
Trevor Foster commits to British-based team’s future
Ultra-experienced Trevor Foster (GB) has joined United Autosports as Race Engineer & Technical Director. Foster’s illustrious career spans over 40 years, running teams in Formulae Ford 1600, 2000 and Three before working in Formula One with Tyrrell, Team Lotus, Jordan and BAR.