United Autosports return to Asian Le Mans Series for 2023
United Autosports are looking forward to return to the Asian Le Mans Series next year, five years after their debut in 2018.
“We’ve enjoyed great success in the Asian LMS which we entered for the first time in November 2018, Zak Brown said. It’s a series we as a team enjoy immensely and look forward to competing in again. Over 20 overall or class podiums, including nine wins, have helped earn us team titles in both LMP2 and LMP3 over the years. Staging the 2023 series in February gives drivers the perfect warm-up for the upcoming season in ELMS or WEC.” After a hugely successful 2021 championship campaign, which included a podium lockout at the final race of the series, three wins, three pole positions and eight podiums, the Asian Le Mans Series is always a highlight of the teams calendar. The team also experienced great success earlier this year when Josh Pierson made his prototype racing debut with the team at the final two rounds of the 2022 series. Unable to race in the opening two rounds due to his age, Josh had to wait until his 16th birthday to obtain his required International B licence, which fell on the Monday before the final two races in Abu Dhabi. Josh went on to win both races with his co-driver, Paul di Resta, firmly making his mark in sportscar racing.
“The Asian Le Mans Series is a series we enjoy racing in as it sets us up nicely for the start of a new year of racing, with plenty of track time and opportunity to test our cars and drivers, Richard Dean added. To return once more to the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit is a great decision by LMEM and the ACO and we look forward to contesting another championship at the start of 2023.” For the 2023 season, the team confirm today that they will enter two Oreca 07 – Gibson LMP2 cars with their driver line-ups to be announced in due course. The team are also evaluating the possibility of additional entires in the LMP3 category with further details to be announced in the upcoming months. The ACO has announced the dates for the 2023 championship, confirming that the series will remain in the UAE for another year. The opening two rounds, at the Dubai Autodrome, will fall on Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th February, with the final two races returning to the Yas Marina circuit on Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th February.