United Autosports, a year on from announcing Josh Pierson as the youngest driver to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship and at Le Mans, are pleased to announce that Josh will continue racing in this championship for a second consecutive year with the team in 2023.
After a hugely successful debut with the team, in the Asian Le Mans Series earlier this year, winning both races and proving his sportscar ability, he then went on to take the WEC scene by storm becoming the youngest WEC driver, and subsequent winner, at the 1000 Miles of Sebring.
United co-owners Zak Brown and Richard Dean scouted and personally watched Pierson when he was only 15 years, before announcing exactly 12 months ago, his participance in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Portland USA resident becomes the youngest ever driver to compete in the infamous French endurance race, and United Autosports are delighted that Pierson has already committed his services to the UK-based, multi-championship winning squad, midway through the current WEC season.
Pierson, who currently lies second in the WEC LMP2 Driver standings, has impressed all with his speed, consistency, work ethic and racecraft.
“Super happy to be returning to United Autosports again in 2023. United feels like family and I have enjoyed every second spent with this incredible team. We will stay focused on the remainder of the 2022 season to achieve the best results possible. Looking forward to what the future has in store!”
“I’m delighted that United Autosports have already secured the services of Josh for the WEC in 2023. Richard and I are really excited about his prospects.
He’s already a proven race and class winner and without doubt, has clearly got lots of potential in sportscar racing for a long, long time to come. He’s an awesome kid with huge prospects and everyone at United wants to be a part of that success!”
“Josh has achieved so much already in his first season with us, the whole team really enjoy being a part of this journey with him. He is an exciting prospect with the potential to go all the way in sportscars.”
Source. United Autosports