United Autosports has completed the first of its two driver lineups for the 2016 European Le Mans Series, adding Yorkshire-based Christian England to the team.
England will partner Alex Brundle and Mike Guasch in the Gala Tent-sponsored Ligier JS P3.
A former single-seater racer, England has not competed for some time but was a prominent figure in the 2002 Formula Ford Championship.
In that season he raced for United Autosports owner Richard Dean’s former outfit JLR Sport. England finished second in the standings, beating the likes of Oliver Jarvis, Mike Conway and Tom-Kimber Smith. He was also a nominee for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in 2002.
“I’m really excited to be joining United Autosports for the 2016 ELMS season,” said England. “Although the championship and Ligier car will be all new to me, I worked with many of the guys at United previously during my time at JLR in Formula Ford and I feel immediately at home.”
“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and working with the team and the car to deliver on our past performances together. It’s fantastic to be working with Gala Tent too. The team, Gala and I are all from Yorkshire and we are all ready to put in the hard work to have a successful partnership on and off track.”
United Autosports will begin its ELMS campaign at the official Paul Ricard test on March 22. The first race of the year will take place at Silverstone on April 16, in support of the World Endurance Championship.
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