United Autosports made their LMP2 debut in the 2017 European Le Mans Series with a Ligier JS P217. They finished second in their debut year with two wins and three podiums throughout the year. In 2018, they will move from running one Ligier JS P217 to two.
The European Le Mans Series serves as the leading championship for endurance racing in Europe. The championship visits six of the top race circuits in Europe for a three-day event, culminating in a four-hour race. Each event provides plenty of entertainment for the thousands of spectators that attend.
The ELMS is split into three categories for LMP2, LMP3, and GTE cars. In 2017, the series added two new venues – Monza and Portimao, with the official Prologue being held at Monza.
The ELMS offers its competitors a full season of racing on some of the best tracks in Europe, while keeping tight control of the costs associated with running in a top European series. The champions will be offered a place on the grid of the Le Mans 24 Hours the following year.
Results will be added and available to download after each race.
LIGIER JS P217
The Ligier JS P217 is one of the four LM P2 chassis homologated by the ACO, the FIA and IMSA complying with the regulations that came into force in 2017. In compliance with the latter, the Ligier JS P217 is powered by the 4.2-litre V8 Gibson engine that puts out 600 bhp and is equipped with the electronic systems supplied by Cosworth Electronics. Since 2017, it is eligible for the FIA WEC, the IMSA WeatherTech Championship, the ELMS and the Le Mans 24 Hours.