- Tappy switching from LMP3 to LMP2 with United Autosports in 2022
- Sharing #22 Oreca 07 with Phil Hanson and Tom Gamble in ELMS
- Racing at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring alongside Jim McGuire and Guy Smith
United Autosports are pleased to confirm that Duncan Tappy will join their LMP2 team for the 2022 season, racing in the European Le Mans Series and making a one off IMSA appearance at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.
Duncan has raced for the team for the last two years, entering the LMP3 class of the ELMS alongside Jim McGuire and Andrew Bentley. This year he will move across to their LMP2 team, racing with Phil Hanson and Tom Gamble with the ELMS championship title firmly the aim. While this will be the first time Duncan has raced an LMP2 car in the European Le Mans Series, he tested an LMP2 car in 2019 and raced an LMP1 car in 2008.
Duncan will also be teaming up with Jim McGuire and Guy Smith in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring in March, with Phil Hanson and Will Owen focussing on their FIA World Endurance Championship commitments with the team. It will be the first time Duncan has raced in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and will be making his race debut at Sebring in March.
In a change to the previously announced ELMS line up, Duncan’s replacement in the #3 ELMS LMP3 car alongside Jim McGuire and Andrew Bentley will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2022 European Le Mans Series begins in April at Paul Ricard, while the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring takes place on the 18-19 March.
“I am so excited to be joining the #22 ELMS crew in LMP2, sharing the car with Phil and Tom. They were both super-fast last year and they did a mega job so I’m hoping to be able to build on that and contribute to the championship challenge. I’m also very excited to be joining Jim McGuire and Guy Smith at Sebring for the 12-hour race. I’ll be making my IMSA debut and it’s a race I’ve always wanted to do, so can’t wait to turn some laps on the iconic circuit. I want to thank Zak and Richard and of course Jim for making this happen. I can’t wait to get stuck into a new challenge. 2022 is going to be an exciting year.”
“I’m really pleased for Duncan that he can make the step across to our LMP2 team for 2022. Along with Tom and Phil, they are a great line up so I’m excited to see how they get on.”
“I’ve known Duncan for a long time now so to see him set to race in our LMP2 car is fantastic. I must of course thank Jim for agreeing to let me put Duncan in our LMP2 car. It’s a great opportunity for him and along with Phil and Tom, I’m sure we will be fighting to get our championship title back.”