Wayne Boyd Heads to Le Mans.

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Naj Husain and Wayne Boyd team up once again for Road to Le Mans

United Autosports are preparing to enter the third round of the Michelin Le Mans Cup this week as they head to France for the Road to Le Mans event (13-15 June).

The 2019 Road to Le Mans will mark the fourth year United Autosports has run LMP3 cars in the 24-hour support race, after making their debut in 2016. That year, Martin Brundle joined the team, putting the Ligier JS P3 on pole positon. Since then, the team have notched up one win, four podiums, a pole position and two front row starts.

As usual, the Road to Le Mans event acts as round three of the Michelin Le Mans Cup. United Autosports full season drivers Jim McGuire, Matt Bell, Rob Hodes and Garett Grist will be joining the team at Le Mans, both Rob and Garett making their Le Mans debuts. Naj Husain will be making a one-off return to the team, racing alongside Wayne Boyd, while Patrice Lafargue and Erik Maris will be racing the team’s fourth Ligier JS P3. Both Patrice and Erik have previous experience of Le Mans, Erik having raced in the 24 hours five times. Both drivers also have extensive prototype experience, having raced in the American Le Mans Series, the FIA WEC and the ELMS.

In a slight change to the Michelin Le Mans Cup weekends, the Road to Le Mans event features two 55-minute races, one held on Thursday evening and one taking place Saturday morning ahead of the 24-hour race. There are also two qualifying sessions where both drivers can set a time. The qualifying time set in the first session determines the grid for the first race, while the second qualifying session determines the starting positions for race two.

Wednesday 12 June 20:30-21:30 RTLM Free Practice 1

Thursday 13 June 08:30-09:30 RTLM Free Practice 2 13:00-13:20 RTLM Qualifying 1 13:35-13:55 RTLM Qualifying 2 17:30-18:25 RTLM Race 1

Saturday 15 June 11:30-12:25 RTLM Race 2

Wayne Boyd(GB), driver car #24, United Autosports: Born: Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lives: Templepatrick, Northern Ireland. Age: 28 “I’m really looking forward to doing the two Michelin Le Mans Cup races at Le Mans. Any opportunity to drive round that circuit is one you have to jump at. I’m quite lucky to have done 10 laps last year as reserved driver for the LMP2 team so at least it’s not totally new to me and I have a good idea of where I’m going! I’m looking forward to driving with Naj again. We had a good first race at Paul Ricard at the start of the year and I think we can definitely push for two good results.”

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