Amid the end of LMP2 class in WEC, United Moves Stateside for 2024
United Autosports, after the eliminated of the LMP2 class in the WEC for 2024, will contest a full season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting in 2024. The team will field a pair of Oreca 07 Gibsons with a yet to be announced driver lineup. While United Autosports has contested IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup races in the past, 2024 will mark the first season the team will contest the entire IMSA calendar.
Richard Dean, team co-manager and managing director, stated "We have reacted quickly to redirect our entire WEC LMP2 team to IMSA for the foreseeable future. This will see United set up a new U.S. base this year in a preparation for a fully focused effort. While it is a shame for the LMP2 category to lose the WEC, it is as a direct result of the success of Hypercar, which for the sport as a whole can only be a good thing."
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"This change provides an exciting new challenge for our team. We have raced in IMSA before but never for a full season and we have always had ambitions to take on and win in the IMSA series. The racing in IMSA is as pure as it gets, the drivers love it, the fans love it and we will do everything we can to rise to the challenge.”
With the addition of a two-car IMSA LMP2 program, the team has also confirmed a return to the European Le Mans Series as well as a program in the Asian Le Mans Series. Both of those series race with the LMP2 class as part of their class structure. With the continuation of both of those programs, the team hopes to contest their 8th consecutive Le Mans 24 Hour race.