Duncan Tappy

RACING IN: ELMS - LMP2

Biography

Duncan Tappy is an endurance racing driver and Formula Renault 2.0 UK champion who is now racing in the European Le Mans Series with United Autosports.

Key Stats

Nationality

British

Hometown

Frimley, Surrey

DOB

26th June

Favourite circuit

Spa-Francorchamps

Racing career

For Duncan, motorsport was part of growing up, going to the track with his dad who enjoyed grasstrack and rallying. It wasn’t long until Tappy wanted to get into the hotseat himself, starting in karting and then progressing in single seaters – notably, winning the Formula Ford Festival in 2005. 

The same year, Tappy contested the 2005 British Formula Ford Championship, claiming 10 wins out of 20 race starts and coming home in a hard-fought second place overall. Off the back of his achievements, Duncan was shortlisted for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. The accolades kept on coming too, with victory in the 2007 Formula Renault UK Championship.

Over the following years, Tappy raced in a range of race series including Indy Lights (2009), Auto GP (2010) and a wealth of GT championships. In 2020, he made the move to prototype racing, joining United Autosports to contest the European Le Mans Series. Next stop was the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series where Tappy and team won three podiums in four rounds, clinching second place in the championship.

After two seasons in the LMP3 class of the European Le Mans Series, Duncan has moved to the LMP2 class, going for gold with United Autosports and teammates Phil Hanson and Tom Gamble.

“ White

He is fast, reliable and a good guy to have around.

richard dean
Career Highlights

// Won the Formula Renault 2.0 UK championship in 2007

// Claimed second is the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series with United Autosports

// Celebrated second place at the 2022 4 Hours of Imola with United Autosports 

Trophy time: Duncan Tappy celebrates P2 in the 4 Hours of Imola with teammates Gamble and Hanson

“ White

I will be pushing like crazy to keep that momentum going.

DUNCAN TAPPY

EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES

In 2020, Duncan Tappy signed with United Autosports to contest the European Le Mans Series. He was partnered with Jim McGuire and Andrew Bentley, driving the Ligier JS P320 in the LMP3 class. The trio celebrated on the podium at Le Castellet 240 and reunited for the same series in 2021. 

In 2022, Duncan is racing in the LMP2 class at the European Le Mans Series with co-drivers Phil Hanson and Tom Gamble in the Oreca 07. The 4 Hours of Imola delivered the first podium of the season for the new driver team, crossing the line in P2 just five seconds behind the winner. Read the race report.

Teamwork: Duncan Tappy walking the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with teammates Jim McGuire and Andrew Bentley

personal life

When he’s not trackside, Duncan enjoys spending time with his wife Lori and two sons, George and Cole - usually playing sports together. He also loves golfing and can’t resist a day out on the course near his home in Surrey.