Richard Dean is a former British racing driver and co-owner of United Autosports. Richard is a previous Le Mans 24 Hours race winner, winning the GT2 class in 2006. He is also a multiple race and championship winner in many different formulas, including British GT, and the Oulton Park Gold Cup.
Richard 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, Richard 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, racing alongside Lawrence Tomlinson and Tim Kimber-Smith.
In 2009, Richard set up United Autosports with long-time friend Zak Brown. In the early years, Richard raced as part of the team. Most of the workforce at United Autosports is made up of people who have worked alongside Richard for over 20 years.
Yorkshire born and bred, Richard is the son of former racing driver Tony Dean and lives in Leeds with his wife and three dogs.