UNITED AUTOSPORTS TO ENTER 2020 ROAD TO LE MANS WITH FOUR LIGIER JS P320s
- Two full season Le Mans Cup cars heading for Le Mans
- Jim McGuire and Duncan Tappy join Road to Le Mans grid
- Shaun Lynn returns to the team alongside Joe Macari
United Autosports will run four Ligier JS P320s in the Road to Le Mans event on 16-19 September, as the team enter the event for the fifth time.
The Road to Le Mans event forms part of the Michelin Le Mans Cup season, meaning United Autosports two full time entries of John Schauerman, Wayne Boyd, Daniel Schneider and Andy Meyrick will be battling for championship points as the series reaches the half way mark.
Jim McGuire will also be entering the Road to Le Mans event, alongside regular European Le Mans Series team mate, Duncan Tappy. Jim rejoins the team after missing the last ELMS round, where Duncan finished second alongside Andrew Bentley, after a very wet race.
Shaun Lynn will also return to the team, racing alongside Joe Macari. Shaun last raced for United in Abu Dhabi at the end of last year and has previously entered the Michelin Le Mans Cup with United. Joe has previous Le Mans experience but the Road to Le Mans event will mark his United Autosports debut.
The Road to Le Mans event consists of two free practice sessions, two qualifying sessions and two races. The first qualifying session will determine the grid for race one and can be done by either driver. The second qualifying session will determine the grid for race two, but must be done by the bronze rated driver. Race one will take place on Friday afternoon, while race two will take place on Saturday morning, just a few hours before the Le Mans 24 Hours begins.
United Autosports Road to Le Mans Key Facts
- In 2016, United Autosports entered the inaugural Road to Le Mans with Martin Brundle in a Ligier JS P3. Martin scored the first ever Road to Le Mans pole position and, along with team mate Christian England, finished second in the race.
- In 2017, United Autosports won the first Road to Le Mans race with John Falb and Sean Rayhall. The pair came second in the second race, the first year the event was run with two races.
- In 2018, John Falb and Sean Rayhall visited the Road to Le Mans podium once again, finishing second in both races.
Weekend timetable – Road to Le Mans
Thursday 17th September
08:30-09:30 Free Practice 1
18:30-19:30 Free Practice 2
Friday 18th September
08:30-08:50 Qualifying 1
09:10-09:30 Qualifying 2
14:15-15:10 Race 1
Saturday 19th September
11:15-12:10 Race 2
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports:
“The Road to Le Mans is a great event for the LMP3 and GT cars not taking part in the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Having it as an addition to the Le Mans Cup series is a great incentive for the drivers – who doesn’t love racing at Le Mans!”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports:
“Our drivers love this event and that is shown by the fact both Jim and Shaun are returning for this one off race. With Jim having moved to the ELMS for this year, he would have missed out on racing at Le Mans had he not been able to enter as a one off event. It will be good to welcome Joe to the team alongside Shaun as well. And our two full time entries will be certainly be battling it out to score as many points as possible towards the championship. John and Daniel have been doing really well so far this year so I’m excited to see them race at Le Mans.”