- First of the new generation LMP3 cars delivered to United Autosports
- Development begins immediately with seven-post rig test
- United Autosports order six brand new Ligier JS P320s for their global motorsport activities
- United commits to a fifth straight year with Ligier, continuing long and successful relationship
United Autosports are happy to confirm they have taken delivery of the first two brand new Ligier JS P320s.
United Autosports have committed to six of the brand new Ligier JS P320s for their range of global LMP3 motorsport activities.
The team picked up their first two brand new Ligier JS P320s from the Ligier Automotive factory in Magny Cours over the weekend and have already arranged a development day at a seven-post rig test to begin work ahead of the 2020 season.
The Ligier JS P320 is one of the four new chassis selected by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), which will be homologated for the 2020-2024 period. The Ligier JS P320 will be eligible to race in the European Le Mans Series, the Michelin Le Mans Cup and the Ultimate Cup Series from next year, but won’t be available for the Asian Le Mans Series until the 2020/2021 season. The IMSA Prototype Challenge in the USA will accept the new generation Ligier from 2021, with the Australian LMP3 Cup accepting the car from 2022.
The first generation Ligier JS P3 is one of the most successful LMP3 cars in existence. United Autosports won the 2016 and 2017 European Le Mans Series with the Ligier JS P3 and scored eight wins and 22 podiums over the course of four ELMS seasons. Since they began racing in LMP3, United Autosports have scored 18 wins, 52 podiums and 14 pole positions with the Ligier JS P3.
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports:
“I’m pleased we have now taken delivery of our first two Ligier JS P320s. Ligier are the most successful manufacturer in LMP3 and United Autosports are the most successful LMP3 team scoring two ELMS championships, 18 wins and 52 podiums in the last four years of racing the Ligier JS P3.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports:
“The new Ligier JS P320 looks fantastic and I would like to congratulate the whole team at Ligier for developing the next generation of LMP3 cars. I am certain it will turn out to be as successful as the Ligier JS P3. We have started our own development work immediately with the car going straight to a seven-post rig test. We are pleased to continue our hugely successful relationship with Ligier into a fifth year by committing to the new generation LMP3 car. The Ligier JS P3 served us very well in the first four years so I’m hopeful that will continue into the second generation of LMP3 cars.”