- Bailey Voisin and Charlie Fagg seal Silver Drivers’ Championship in first race
- Gus Bowers and Dean Macdonald claim fifth in Drivers’ Championship after hard fought battle in second race
- Successful 2021 season for United GT Team after long-awaited return
United Autosports win the Silver Drivers’ Championship at the final round of 2021 European GT4 Series. Bailey Voisin and Charlie Fagg in #23 McLaren 570S crossed the line sixth in class, sealing the championship and denying CMR the chance to fight for the title.
Starting the season off with a double win at Monza in the first round set Bailey and Charlie up for a brilliant first season with United, going on to achieve a further two wins, three poles and six podiums as well as picking up the Silver Teams Champions a round early in Nürburgring alongside Gus Bowers and Dean Macdonald.
Gus and Dean moved up to the third in the drivers’ championship after the first race, which saw Gus make a brilliant recovery stint from P37 after a qualifying session that was hampered with red flags and subsequent traffic, denying Gus the chance to get the perfect lap in. Having worked his way through the field, Gus handed the car to Dean in P27, who had a brilliant stint bringing the #32 McLaren 570 S over the line to finish seventh in class, providing Gus and Dean with crucial championship points placing them third, ahead of the final race.
Unfortunately, the final race of the season did not favour the #32 and despite Gus and Dean's best efforts to finish ahead of their rivals, V8 Racing, the #17 Chevrolet Camaro favoured the Barcelona circuit better and crossed the line to finish second and claim third in the championship. Gus and Dean finish the season in fifth place, after a difficult season with a DNF at Zandvoort, but also a season full of highs, with them both qualifying on pole at Monza and Nurburgring, securing their first win of 2021 at Nürburgring which then also secured the Teams’ Championship.
United Autosports have had a brilliant return to GT racing. Bailey, Charlie, Gus and Dean have been exceptional drivers and the team have enjoyed a great partnership with them this season. A big thank you to SRO for organising and running the championship and for welcoming the team back into GT racing.
“It’s been an absolutely incredible debut season in GT4, winning the European GT4 Silver drivers’ championship alongside Charlie. The team have been incredible all year and McLaren Customer racing have been fantastic. It’s been a really enjoyable year with lots of positives to take away. I appreciate everyone’s help and hard work and wish United all the best in their future endeavours.”
“It's been a great year and to come into the last round and win the drivers’ championship has been absolutely brilliant. A big thanks to everyone at United and my teammate Bailey who has been phenomenal in his first ever year of GT racing. Whilst it might not have been the perfect weekend in Barcelona, nonetheless it was brilliant to wrap up the championship so thank you everyone at United and McLaren.”
“Although it wasn't the end of the season we wanted, it's still been a great year overall, with winning the Teams’ championship. Congratulations to Bailey on his debut and Charlie for winning the drivers’ championship. It’s been a great experience working with the team so I very much hope I can work with them in the future.”
“It wasn’t the race weekend we wanted, but to finish fifth in the championship is still a good result. Thank you to the team for such a great season.”
Charlie Kemp, GT4 Team Manager
“We’ve done it. Achieved what we set out to do at the start of the year, which was to win the Drivers’ and Teams’ Championship. Credit has to go to the whole team and drivers for making all this possible.”