Today, high-flying IMSA duo Ben Keating and Alex Quinn are unveiled as the first confirmed drivers in our hotly anticipated 2024 IMSA campaign.
Post-edit: Alex Quinn's upgraded Gold driver categorisation reopened the IMSA Silver-graded seat, with Nico Pino announced as part of the #2 line-up with Keating and Hanley on 7th November 2023 (read more).
Keating is a multi-championship winning driver, hailing from Texas, with a wealth of achievements on the international LMP2 and GT stages. “2024 will be a season of change for me, and I am very excited about it” says Keating. “I have been with PR1 for the past three years and we have seen an enormous amount of success … but I am really excited to complete the full 2024 IMSA season with United Autosports. My past has been awesome and I am equally excited about the future.”
Indeed, Keating has won the blue riband 24 Hours of Le Mans (2022 and 2023), Rolex 24 at Daytona (2015) and Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring (2021 and 2022) events and has already clinched this year’s FIA WEC LMGTE Am Championship, with two races still to go. Stateside, his record is equally as impressive, taking pole position at the famous Daytona race in January and currently leading the IMSA LMP2 championship.
IMSA co-driver Alex Quinn will also join the United Autosports 2024 charge – a tried and tested partnership. “Working with Alex Quinn in 2023 has been great,” says Keating, “and I believe he will continue to develop even more under the United Autosports banner.”
Quinn is a 22-year-old Brit hailing from Cornwall with experience in F4, F3, F2000, British GT – and now making his sportscar debut in the 2023 IMSA championship.
“I’m really excited about this new venture with the United Autosports team” says Quinn, “and, of course, to be joining Ben for another year in IMSA.”
“It’s an honour to be teaming up with United Autosports, a team with so much experience in LMP2,” he continues. “I am really enjoying my first season in endurance racing, hopefully Ben and myself can finish the season strongly, and looking ahead, I am feeling positive that we can challenge for the title in 2024 with United Autosports.”
Richard Dean, CEO of United Autosports says, “The signing of Ben and Alex for IMSA next year is a show of intent from our team. We are all very motivated to be working with these talented and proven winners in IMSA. We are coming to IMSA to win races and having Ben and Alex join our team gives us every chance of achieving that.”
Keating and Quinn will contest the full IMSA LMP2 season with the Zak Brown / Richard Dean-led outfit, racing at some of the best tracks across the length and breadth of North America. And, subject to ACO approval, there will be an eighth race on Keating’s calendar with the team.
“Running in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for a 10th time in a row is a big priority for me,” he explains. “I’d like to attempt to win my class for a 3rd year in a row, and I believe United Autosports gives me the best chance at realizing this goal.”
Stay tuned for more IMSA announcements as we gear up for a star-spangled 2024, and follow the team on social @unitedautosports.
EDITORS NOTE: To confirm, Ben Keating will compete in the full seven-race IMSA series, with Alex Quinn joining him for the endurance races. The full-season Pro driver is yet to be announced in this exciting line-up.