- United Autosports return to championship to defend title
- Full season of racing for Phil Burgan for first time in eight years
- First time Audi R8 LMS ultra competes in a full season of GT Cup
United Autosports will return to the GT Cup in 2015 as defending champions with Phil Burgan in the Audi R8 LMS ultra.
The team will return to the series to defend the title they won during the final round of the 2014 championship at Oulton Park last month.
Phil Burgan joins the team for a full season after competing at Oulton Park in the Audi where he finished on the podium in his first race in more than eight years. Phil is the founder and CEO of Maria Mallaband Care Group Ltd, one of the biggest care home providers in the UK. He raced in the UK Ferrari Championship in 1996 before going on to compete in the European Ferrari Challenge from 1997 to 1999. He also competed in the Trofeo Masterati in 2006 before retiring from racing and setting up the Phil Burgan Race Academy that supports a new generation of British racers.
Next year will also mark the first time the Audi R8 LMS ultra will compete in a full season of the GT Cup championship.
Phil Burgan, Driver, United Autosports:
“I’m really looking forward to a full season of GT3 racing in 2015 with the great team at United Autosports. After a long layoff from racing it has been a bit of a baptism of fire getting up to speed with the Audi in the short amount of track time spent so far. However the ingredients are all there to get the best out of the car and myself going forwards.”
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports:
“I’m thrilled the team is entering the GT Cup again. It will be great for the team to return to the series and defend their championship. The Audi is a great car and Phil did a really good job at Oulton Park so I’m confident he will be challenging for wins and the title.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports:
“It’s great to have Phil back with the team for 2015. He did a great job at Oulton Park, finishing on the podium during his first time out racing the Audi. The car is much different to what he is used to but with a decent amount of track time under his belt, I have no doubt he will be challenging for wins from the first round.”