United Autosports have confirmed their entry into the 2017 Michelin Le Mans Cup.
The 2016 European Le Mans Series LMP3 Champions will run the Gulf Marine-liveried Ligier JS P3 in the ELMS support series for Shaun Lynn and Richard Meins. The racing duo most recently raced with United Autosports in the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi, scoring a second place finish. Shaun, who is known for his historic racing, also raced the Ligier JS P3 at the inaugural round of the British LMP3 Cup Championship in October last year. Richard is also a United Autosports regular, having raced for the team over a number of years in various GT3 machinery. The Michelin Le Mans Cup, which is the main support race for the European Le Mans Series, visits six of the best European circuits, Monza, Red Bull Ring, Paul Ricard, Spa Francorchamps and Portimao, with the special ‘Road to Le Mans’ event, held on the full Le Mans circuit the morning before the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours. Each Michelin Le Mans Cup race is two hours long and is held on the Saturday afternoon, with two free practice sessions and a 15-minute qualifying session throughout the weekend. The first Michelin Le Mans Cup race is on 12-13 May at Monza, Italy. United Autosports will also be aiming to defend their LMP3 ELMS Championship title with a two-car entry into the series. They will also be racing their Ligier JS P217 in the LMP2 class of the ELMS, as well as at the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours in June.