United Autosports finished fourth at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium today during round two of the 2020 Michelin Le Mans Cup.
After a delayed start, the Le Mans Cup race got underway in very hot ambient temperatures. John Schauerman (#23) and Daniel Schneider (#24) started the race in ninth and 10th, after qualifying earlier in the day.
Both drivers had good, clean starts, maintaining their starting positions and getting stuck into the race. John made a fantastic move to take eighth place, while Daniel was scrapping with the cars behind him. After dropping a few places, a great move by Daniel to take P11 saw him get his rhythm back. Unfortunately, a collision with a GT car marked the end of the race for the #24 car before the end of the first hour.
With just over an hour left to run, John pitted the #23 from eighth to hand over to Wayne Boyd. A great pit stop by the team saw Wayne re-join in seventh place. Before long he had moved up into fifth, setting fastest lap after fastest lap. Wayne began to catch the fourth placed car, reducing a 30-second gap to seven seconds before the second round of mandatory pit stops began.
With 11 minutes left to run, Wayne pitted the #23 for fuel only and made his way back out to finish the race. He passed one more car to take fourth place with six minutes of the race remaining, bringing the #23 home a fantastic fourth after two hours of racing, including getting the fastest lap of the race too.
The next round of the Michelin Le Mans Cup will be held at Paul Ricard, France on 28-29 August.
Source. United Autosports