United Autosports can confirm that Andy Meyrick and Tom Gamble will join their LMP3 team for the Motul Petit Le Mans in two weeks’ time.
Andy and Tom will be racing the #2 Ligier JS P320 alongside Niklas Kruetten, who raced for the team at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen in June.
Andy Meyrick will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship paddock after last racing in the States in 2016. Andy has raced for United Autosports since the start of the 2020 season, racing in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, following that with an entry into the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series. This year Andy has once again returned to the Michelin Le Mans Cup paddock for a second year with United Autosports.
Tom Gamble will be making his IMSA racing debut next month as he heads to the USA for the first time. Tom joined United Autosports in 2020, winning the European Le Mans Series LMP3 Championship. In 2021 he moved across to their LMP2 team, finishing second in the championship after winning the final race of the season at Portimao last weekend. The Petit Le Mans event will mark Tom’s debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship but will see him return to LMP3 racing once again.
Niklas, Andy and Tom will be in action on 11-13 November for the final round of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road Atlanta for the Motul Petit Le Mans. United Autosports will also be running the #22 Oreca 07 for Jim McGuire, Wayne Boyd and Guy Smith.
“I’m really genuinely excited to race at Petit Le Mans again. I think we’ve got an excellent line up and fantastic team. I really want to thank Zak and Richard for the opportunity. I love racing in America and to return after so long away is great. I’ve got two excellent teammates so I can’t wait to get going.”
“I’m really excited for Petit Le Mans. It will be the first time I’ve actually visited America and what a race to do. The line-up is looking really good as well and I can’t thank United enough for the opportunity. Hopefully we can go for a win to end the year on a high. It’s a long race and a lot can happen, but we will see how we get on.”
“I’m delighted Tom and Andy have joined our LMP3 IMSA team. Both of them have proved they can pedal an LMP3 car so along with Niklas, I’m excited to see how we do.”
“Having Andy and Tom join our LMP3 team at Petit Le Mans is sure to strengthen our chances for a great result at the final round of the IMSA championship. They both know the team well and will work with Niklas to get the best out of the car. I have high hopes for them at Petit Le Mans.”
Source. United Autosports