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United Autosports announces Jody Firth as replacement for injured Richard Meins


Press Release

16th April 2013                                                                                            

United Autosports announces Jody Firth as replacement for injured Richard Meins

  • Jody Firth to partner Mark Blundell in United Autosports McLaren MP4-12C GT3 in the 2013 British GT Championship.
  •  First time in the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 but no stranger to the team
  • The 2009 GT4 class Champion will race for the remainder of the season in British GT with United




United Autosports have confirmed that Jody Firth will join them for the remainder of the 2013 season, as Richard Meins continues his recovery from an injury he sustained during testing at Oulton Park in March.

Jody is no stranger to United Autosports having signed to drive for the team late last year, before business commitments forced him to stand down.

Having taken the GT4 title in 2009, Firth competed in the British GT Championship with Team WFR during 2012 in the Ginetta GT3 car and has clearly demonstrated his readiness for a top line drive.

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Jody Firth, Driver, United Autosports

“I’m delighted that I will compete with United Autosports for the remainder of the year in the British GT Championship. It’s a great opportunity. I will be racing a car that I think is brilliant and is the pinnacle of engineering. I am really looking forward to driving with them and meeting all my new teammates. They all have a good reputation and pedigree. The British GT Championship is going from strength to strength so it’s a great championship to be competing in. The package I have gives me confidence and I am very much looking forward to partnering Mark Blundell.”

Richard Dean, Managing Director & Co-Owner, United Autosports

We are delighted to have Jody join us. We tried to have him in the BGT team for the start of this season, but his business commitments meant he had to dedicate his time elsewhere. It will be difficult for him to just jump straight into the championship having missed pre-season testing, and into a car he has never driven but we will do everything we can to make it work.”

Zak Brown, Co-Owner and CEO, United Autosports

“We are very excited to have Jody joining us. We look forward to seeing what he can bring to the team alongside Mark. We continue to wish Richard Meins a speedy recovery and hope he can join us for the Spa 24 hours in July. ”