Wayne Boyd has become the sixth and final driver to be added to United Autosports’ 2016 European Le Mans Series lineup.
The 25 year old will make his ELMS debut alongside Mark Patterson and Matt Bell in one of the team’s Ligier JS P3 coupes.
Boyd has numerous years of single seater experience, and is a former British Formula Ford champion. He has also plied his trade in Formula 3, racing at the famous Macau Grand Prix in 2009.
Although the 2014 Walter Hayes Trophy winner is new to endurance racing, team boss Richard Dean is confident that he can excel in the LMP3 category.
“We are really pleased Wayne is joining the team for our debut in the ELMS,” said Dean. “I have been following Wayne’s career for a number of years now and he is a very impressive driver and will bring exactly what we need to the team. I’m thrilled to have finalised all six of our drivers now and I think we have a really strong line up. I can’t wait to get started.”
“I’m absolutely delighted to join United Autosports and I’m very grateful for the opportunity,” added Boyd. “I’ve always followed the ELMS and wanted to be a part of it, especially in prototypes. I’ve known Richard for years and now to be able to work with him and United Autosports is fantastic. Massive thanks for all the people who have helped make this happen.”
Boyd, Patterson and Bell will contest the full six round ELMS season, alongside Alex Brundle, Christian England and Mike Guasch who have already been confirmed for the sister entry.
The team is continuing a rigorous testing program before heading to Paul Ricard for the official ELMS test session on March 22-23.
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