It had looked like G-Drive Racing were on their way to securing class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but a wiring failure in the starter motor saw FIA World Endurance Championship class champions Signatech Alpine take the win.
As a 26-year-old lap record falls, Oliver Jarvis leads the way at the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona qualifying to put the Mazda Team Joest #77 on pole position.
United Autosports were victorious in the Four Hours of Portimao on Sunday, while LMP3 and LMGTE championships were decided in favour of the #15 RLR MSport and #88 Proton Competition squads respectively.
Wayne Boyd will join Hugo de Sadeleer and Will Owen in United Autosports’ LMP2 squad for the 2018 European Le Mans Series season.
After a positive debut in 2018, United Autosports has vowed to return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the future.
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Mike Conway and the #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac’s bid for victory suffered a major setback as they lost three laps fixing an overheating problem in the 19th hour of the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Christian Fittipaldi in the leading #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac now has a three lap lead.
The pace deficit of the Ligier JS P217 compared to some of their rivals means United Autosports are unlikely to fight for victory this weekend in Daytona.
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McLaren F1 Team’s CEO, Zak Brown, has stated that IndyCar’s Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon would succeed in Formula One if they were given the opportunity.
Zak Brown is looking for a competitive outing at Daytona for United Autosports, and he hopes at least one of their two cars finish inside the top five.
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American driver Will Owen has been retained by United Autosports’ LMP2 team for its second season in ELMS.
Paul di Resta has announced that he will race with Zak Brown’s United Autosports team for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.
United Autosports will make their second visit to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2018 with their Ligier JSP217 and driver Will Owen
Filipe Albuquerque has been confirmed as the third driver for United Autosports’ LMP2 line-up for the 2017 European Le Mans Series.
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ELMS LMP3 champions announce LMP2 challenge in upcoming season, including a bid for 24 hour glory at Le Mans.