The MLMC is the support series to the European Le Mans Series, taking endurance driver teams - one amateur racer and one pro – to tracks across Europe in a six-race season that runs from April to October. Each round follows the same format with 42 cars on the grid (30 LMP3s and 12 GT3s) and 110 minutes on the clock, plus a double header special in the iconic setting of Le Mans.
Today, the #23 Ligier JS P320 of John Schauerman and Wayne Boyd crossed the line in P16, making up eight places from their starting position of P24.
The #22 Ligier JS P320 of Gerry Kraut and Scott Andrews also made up places, after a post-Qualifying penalty pushed them to the back of the Barcelona grid. From a tricky start in P29 (in class), the American-Australian duo finished P24.
The next race on the MLMC calendar is the Road To Le Mans at the iconic Circuit de la Sarthe in the lead-up to the infamous 24 hour race. In the meantime, stay up to date with the team on social @unitedautosports.
QUALI P29 (IN CLASS) | RACE P24
Scott Andrews: “I would call this a character-building day … you just have to take the positives out of the weekend. We obviously had a fast car - we were pretty much quickest every time we were on track this week. I want to thank the boys and girls at United Autosports for preparing us such a great car and continuing to make it faster as the week went on. The rules meant I had to start the race, which really compromised our strategy. But we’ve learnt things, so now we pick ourselves up and go to Le Mans …”
QUALI P24 | RACE P16
Wayne Boyd: “Lots of positives … and obviously some negatives to take from that race. Our negative was a disappointing Qualifying and whenever you start down the grid, it always makes the race so much more difficult. But to get from P24 to P16 isn’t too bad at all. John did a fantastic start with his stint to get through the pack. We fell unlucky with the last safety car. But the main positive for me is that the car is unreal, so we’ve got a lot to look forward to over the rest of the year with the amount of pace we have.”