United Autosports will bring two sets of well-known drivers for the Asian Le Mans Series, for the upcoming races in Abu Dhabi.
Jim McGuire was the first driver to be confirmed, when the team announced it’s participation. The team is ready to tell now, that he will be joined by his two European Le Mans Series teammates for 2020 and 2021, Duncan Tappy and Andrew Bentley in the Ligier JS P320 Nissan racer LMP3 car.
The second car will have Ian Loggie, Andy Meyrick and Rob Wheldon behind the wheel. While the first car is a closely-knit team, after a full season of ELMS together, only two of the three drivers (Meyrick and Wheldon) has UA experience with different teammates, while Loggie is new to the outfit. Loggie and Meyrick know each other from the Spa 24 hours a few years ago, where they shared a car. Loggie has done quite a few British GT seasons, mixed up with a bit of Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Gulf 12 Hours, International GT Open and Blancpain races.
United Autosports is looking at entering a third car, but they are not quite ready to tell about that entry just yet. They have previously participated with two LMP2 cars and two LMP3 cars in the Asian Le Mans Series, winning the LMP2 title in the 2018/19 season with Phil Hanson and Paul Di Resta.
The Asian Le Mans Series 2021 will be run between 4 and 20 February, consisting of four races at Yas Marina Circuit.