Race one and race two win for Maldonado, Boyd and Penttinen.
United Autosports lead the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 Championship title race after the opening two rounds in Dubai last weekend (13-14 February).
The #23 Ligier JS P320 driven by Manuel Maldonado, Wayne Boyd and Rory Penttinen won both race one on Saturday afternoon and race two on Sunday afternoon. The same Ligier started both races from pole position courtesy of two quick laps from Wayne Boyd during qualifying on Friday morning.
The team now lie first (#23, 52 points), second (#2, 30 points) and third (#3, 25 points) in the LMP3 Championship after two rounds. They now head across to Abu Dhabi for rounds three and four on 19-20 February.
Wayne Boyd: “What a fantastic start to the season for us. It couldn’t have gone much better with a double pole and two wins. The first race was perfect for us. Rory did a fantastic double stint and Manuel’s stint was impressive too, making my life easy for the final stint. It was just about looking after the car and bringing it home. A fantastic job from all the United guys to give us a fantastic car with fantastic pace. To win the second race ended the weekend well. We now have a good championship lead heading into the final two races in Abu Dhabi. The only issue we had in the second race was one car being out of sequence but once the pit stops played out, we were able to win again by quite a big margin. Thanks again to the United guys for giving us such a good car.”