United Autosports are pleased to confirm that Alex Lynn will join their FIA World Endurance Championship team for the 2022 season.
Alex, who was recently confirmed as one of Chip Ganassi Racing’s drivers for their IMSA Cadillac DPi programme next year, will join already announced Josh Pierson and Oliver Jarvis in United Autosports’ second Oreca 07 entry.
Alex last raced for the team in the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours, finishing fourth in the LMP2 class alongside Paul Di Resta and Wayne Boyd. Alex also raced for United Autosports in the 2016 Gulf 12 Hours.
Alex is a proven race winner and has winning trophies from some of the world’s top sports car races amongst his collection. In 2020, he won the Le Mans 24 Hours in the GTE Pro class with Aston Martin Racing, having raced for the factory team for three years. Alex won on his debut at the Sebring 12 Hours and has won multiple times in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He has also raced in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for the last five years, winning the 2021 London E Prix in July.
Next year, United Autosports will enter two cars into the FIA World Endurance Championship, with Phil Hanson, Filipe Albuquerque and Will Owen confirmed in one car, with Alex joining Josh Pierson and Oliver Jarvis in the second Oreca.
The 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season will begin at Sebring in March.
“It feels great to be coming back to the FIA WEC full time, and especially with United Autosports. They are a real world-class team in every area, with a phenomenal track record, and their experience, professionalism and motivation gives us drivers the best possible platform to compete successfully in the WEC. I really enjoyed being part of the team at Le Mans this year and it will be exciting to be part of the world championship again in the incredibly competitive LMP2 category. I can’t wait to start working with Olly – who brings a massive amount of experience to the line up – and Josh, with his youth and enthusiasm, and to be gunning for that world title. I’ve got a busy 2022 season ahead and will be race-ready and race-fit from start to finish.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome Alex to the team for the 2022 WEC season. Alex, together with Oliver and Josh is a very exciting line up and I can’t wait to see how they get on.”
“Even though we already knew his calibre of racing ability, Alex really impressed us at Le Mans, so we were keen to get him on board for 2022. Both Alex and Olly will be the perfect teammates for Josh to help bring him along during his first season in the WEC.”
Source. United Autosports