United Autosports are preparing for a busy race week at Le Mans, as the five-car entry for the annual Road to Le Mans race gets underway from tomorrow. The support race for the 24 Hours of Le Mans also contributing to the full Le Mans Cup 2022 season, with the team therefore set on scoring maximum points to remain within the championship fight.
Alongside the four full-season car lineups of Shaun Lynn and Max Lynn; Andres Latorre and Garnet Patterson; John Schauerman and Wayne Boyd and Daniel Schneider and Andy Meyrick, IMSA and ELMS LMP3 AERO founder Jim McGuire will pilot the #21 single entry, with ex-Le Mans winner Guy Smith.
After the team’s most recent Le Mans Cup round in Imola last month finishing second and third on the podium with the #23 and #22 Ligier JSP320’s; the most successful race results in the six years they have entered the series, United Autosports are ready to attack the double race weekend here at the infamous Circuit de le Sarthe.
Of the 10 drivers racing under the United Autosports entry, a combined 21 Road to Le Mans races have been raced with Andy Meyrick, Guy Smith and Wayne Boyd also contesting the feature 24 Hour race an impressive 11 times, with Guy Smith victorious in 2003.
On-track action starts today, Wednesday 8th, with two free practice sessions (12:25-13:25; 20:30-21:30). Qualifying is split across two session on Thursday 9th (12:10-12:30; 12:45-13:05) with the first Road to Le Mans 55 minute race getting underway at 18:30. No running on Friday, with the final Road to Le Mans race concluding at 12:15, ahead of the start of the 24 Hour countdown.
“We’ve scored a total of seven Road to Le Mans podiums, including a race win in 2017, and our five-car entry is hungry to add to this. We had two of our cars inside the top-three in the last MLMC race at Imola and so we’re excited for another good performance at Le Mans this year.”
“I’m very happy to be returning to the RtLM paddock for another year. It’s great to welcome back Jim McGuire and Guy Smith, especially with Guy’s previous knowledge and achievements at this circuit. It’s exciting having a five car entry this year and I know that all the drivers are desperate to get out on track and make the most of the two races!”
Source. United Autosports