In 2015 GT Cup Championship
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Anglo-American outfit claim Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup Teams’ title
A damp track initially necessitated “wet” treaded tyres in qualifying on Saturday afternoon before the 30-car field switched to slicks. Cole, who had been as high as sixth, nevertheless ended up a fantastic seventh quickest – earning United Autosports its best ever BTCC start slot and the highest-placed Toyota.
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.
Despite missing out on title at first attempt in dramatic fashion
Drama and action aplenty in the 10th and final round of the British GT Championship at Silverstone (GB) yesterday (October 8) which saw a United Autosports Audi dominate over half of a two-hour race and the Anglo-American team’s “sister” R8 LMS of Matt Bell (GB) and Mike Guasch (USA) battling for the championship “crown”.
The Eponymous driver turned watch designer puts his timepieces to the ultimate test
For the second year in a row, Stefan Johansson is driving on behalf of United Autosports in a grueling race, 24 Hours of SPA, in Belgium. The legendary Swedish driver plans to outfit himself and members of his team with Stefan Johansson timepieces, racing inspired watches that Johansson designs himself and manufactures in Switzerland, using the very best components and craftsmanship to create complex chronographs that withstand the ultimate test – being worn in by a professional driver during an actual racing event.
First races for Bintcliffe & Palmer in Audi R8 LMS on United Autosports début
Twelve months ago in the corresponding British GT Championship opener at Oulton Park (England), United Autosports made its race début just three months after the formation of the Anglo-American team and three weeks after taking delivery of its Audi R8 LMS sports cars.
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.
After impressive Stateside GRAND-AM début at Daytona
Mark Blundell (GB) and Michael Valiante (CAN) team together in an exciting line-up for the first time in a late United Autosports with Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley entry at Homestead on Saturday (March 5) – the second round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.