Richard Dean is a former British racing driver and co-owner of United Autosports. Dean is a Le Mans 24 Hour race winner in the GT2 class and is a multiple championship and race winner in many different formulas, including the British GT Championship and the Oulton Park Gold Cup.
He began his racing career in karts, moving into single seater racing in the 1980s. In 1995 he became team owner of Team JLR, running drivers such as Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Rob Bell, Toby Scheckter, Tom Kimber-Smith and current United Autosports driver, Christian England.
In 2006, Dean was appointed Managing Director of Ginetta Cars. Under his management, Ginetta developed two race series to run on the British Touring Car Championship package. It was during his time at Ginetta, as part of Team LNT, that he won the GT2 class of the Le Mans 24 Hours alongside Lawrence Tomlinson and Tom Kimber-Smith.
In 2009, Dean set up United Autosports with long-time friend Zak Brown. In the early years, Dean raced as part of the team in races such as the Spa 24 Hours. Most of the workforce at United Autosports is made up of people who have worked alongside Dean for over 20 years.
Yorkshire-born Dean is the son of former racing driver Tony Dean and lives in Leeds with his wife and two dogs.