Will Owen has made his way back to Europe for the third round of the European Le Mans Series with United Autosports to Austria for the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring.
The American is back with United Autosports after provisionally finishing 3rd place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, followed by a top ten finish at the Sahlen's Six Hours of Watkins Glen. Owen will join the 41 other teams entered in the 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring for their first official practice session tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. local time. The second practice will be the following day along with qualifying, which will be a 10-minute session for the LMP2 category only starting at 2:20 p.m. Currently 11th in the 2018 the European Le Mans Series championship standings, Owen, along with Hugo De Sadeleer and Wayne Boyd will begin their pursuit of the podium in the #32 Ligier JSP217 at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22.
“We had a decent first day of testing here in Austria and the car is feeling alright. At this point we have come to trust that the racecar is almost always good on the race pace. We will probably be strong in the race but it’s important to get a good starting position here, given how small the track is and how it can be tough to pass in the P2 category. Because of that, it’s important to start strong and not lose the gap early. This is an awesome round and Austria is beautiful and unique so I am thankful to be here and be able to have Wiener schnitzel for dinner.”
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