United Autosports, with technical support provided by DAMS (Driot-AssociÃ©s MotorSport), has assembled what they hope to be a driving trifecta to pilot their OAK Racing Pescarolo-Judd LMP2 car. In an August 19, 2011 press release, United Autosports announced that it has decided to enter the LMP2 Class at the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (September 28-October 1).
Co-owners Zak Brown and Richard Dean expect United Autosports to be a formidable competitor in LMP2 at Road Atlanta. Brown will be accompanied by FIA GT3 Championship fixture Mark Patterson and former F1 driver/24 Hours of Le Mans winner Stefan Johansson. Patterson will be making his LMP2 debut as the three men push their limits towards victory at Petit Le Mans.
United Autosports co-owner Richard Dean said, “Road Atlanta is a legendary track and this year's entrants are top-shelf; I speak for all of the United Autosports drivers when I say that we are thrilled to be a part of this field and eager to get out there and run against some of the top Le Mans Prototype teams in the world.”
Dean went on to say, “This is a prime opportunity for us because ultimately it's our goal to get to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so we are looking forward to going out there and shaking this field up a little bit.”
In their bid for a coveted invitation to the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans, United Autosports will attempt the perfect symbiosis between man and machine to cover a respective maximum of 10 hours or 1000 punishing miles in the late summer smelter of Atlanta, Georgia.