Jim McGuire

RACING IN: ELMS - LMP3

Biography

James McGuire, the CEO of AERO, is an endurance racing driver with United Autosports who clinched second place in the 2020 Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 championship.

Key Stats

Nationality

American

Hometown

Buffalo, New York

DOB

13th November

Favourite circuit

Le Mans, France

Racing career

Motorsport was a big passion for James from an early age, growing up near Watkins Glen International in the USA.

In 2016, McGuire raced with United Autosports for the first time, celebrating on the podium at the Gulf 12 Hours with a team of three drivers including Stefan Johansson, former F1 driver and Le Mans 24 Hours champion. 

Over the next four years, he contested the Michelin Le Mans Cup, the Asian Le Mans Series and – in 2019 – returned to the Gulf 12 Hours to take another podium at the event, coming home in second.

In 2020, James joined forces with Duncan Tappy and Andrew Bentley in pursuit of the European Le Mans Series LMP3 championship – and the trio reunited the following year for the 2021 season.

Alongside European racing, McGuire and United Autosports entered the 2020 Asian Le Mans Series, celebrating on the podium with co-drivers Bentley and Duncan Tappy at three out of the four races, ultimately clinching second place in the overall championship.  

The following year, in 2021, he made his IMSA debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring - going on to secure a podium in the LMP2 class at round five in Watkins Glen, the track near his hometown where his passion for racing was born.

In 2022, McGuire is contesting the European Le Mans Series with long-standing teammate Andrew Bentley and Kay Van Berlo.

“ White

He has been a positive influence in our team’s growth and success and is very much part of the family.

richard dean
Career Highlights

// Placed second in the 2019 Gulf 12 Hours Race with United Autosports 

// Came home in second position at Round 4 of the 2020 Asian Le Mans Series in Abu Dhabi

// Clinched second place in the LMP3 championship in the 2020 Asian Le Mans Series with United Autosports 

Champagne podium: Jim McGuire celebrating P3 at the 2021 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen alongside Guy Smith and Wayne Boyd

“ White

All the championships I’ve done with the team have been amazing, I’ve loved every second of it.

JIM MCGUIRE

AERO

James McGuire is the founder and CEO of AERO, a sustainable paint technology which offers a high-performance, eco-friendly solution to traditional paint. In 2017, United Autosports became the UK agent for AERO, and now all United race cars are wrapped in this industry-leading technology which is 50% lighter than traditional race paint. Find out more.

Racing lines: The AERO-branded #3 Ligier JS P320 of McGuire, Bentley and Van Berlo at the opening round of the 2022 European Le Mans Series at Circuit Paul Ricard

personal life

James loves following all types of motorsports, from IndyCar to Formula 1, so when he’s not racing himself, he’s watching and supporting. He also spends as much time as possible with his young daughter, helping her to pursue her own passion – horse riding.