This follows the news that Hanley will race for United Autosports in the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech programme (read more) – setting up for an exhilarating year of international racing with the British driver.
“Racing with United Autosports in the 2024 European Le Mans Series is really exciting, even more so alongside the IMSA programme,” says Hanley. “We have a big year ahead, challenging for two major LMP2 championship titles in IMSA and the ELMS. That is our clear objective throughout 2024, so let the hard work commence.”
Hanley has had another solid season in LMP2s with a 50% podium success rate in the 2023 European Le Mans Series Pro/Am Class (4 Hours of Aragon, 4 Hours of Algarve and 4 Hours of Portimão) as well as Stateside success, with two IMSA victories (Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans) and a further two US podiums.
Ben has also celebrated on the global stage this year, taking second place with United Autosports in the 6 Hours of Portimão – the second round of the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (read more).
“Ben is another big addition to our ELMS driver line up,” says United Autosports CEO Richard Dean. “We finished our 2023 season with three wins out of six so we can measure that as a pretty successful year. However, we know the level in the series lifts higher every year and we need to keep pushing for our own improvements. Ben is a winner and it's great to have him with us for a full season in 2024 to help us continue our desire to win.”