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United Autosports to celebrate 300th race at Barcelona

LMC - 15/07/2019 - Press release - United Autosports

United Autosports are preparing for the third round of the European Le Mans Series and the fourth round of the Michelin Le Mans Cup this weekend at Barcelona (19-20 July).

The 4 Hours of Barcelona and the Barcelona round mark the first time United Autosports will race modern day sports cars at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the only previous time the team have raced there was earlier this year with the historics team. 

The Michelin Le Mans Cup team last raced at Le Mans with three top-nine finishes in the second race of the weekend. Jim McGuire and Matt Bell finished sixth in the AERO Ligier JS P3, with Wayne Boyd and Naj Husain finishing seventh and Garett Grist and Rob Hodes finishing ninth. Mike Guasch will return to the Le Mans Cup at Barcelona, once again partnering Wayne Boyd.

The Barcelona race weekend begins on Friday 19 July with Michelin Le Mans Cup free practice one at 13:15. The two-hour Michelin Le Mans Cup race will be held on Saturday 20 July at 13:00, with the 4 Hours of Barcelona beginning later that evening.

Matt Bell (GB), driver car #22, United Autosports:
“I’m looking forward to Barcelona. It’s quite rare these days that there’s a major European track I’ve never been to. I’m happy they included it on the calendar as it’s always good to go to new places. We’re arriving off the back of our best result of the year in Le Mans so we will be looking to keep that form going.”

Rob Hodes (US), driver car #23, United Autosports:
“We’ve had our ups and downs so far this season. We had good speed and race ability at Monza even though mishaps cost us the result and we finished the first Le Mans race as the first Ligier even though a penalty cost us our position. The team has been fantastic and I look forward to the Barcelona race; should be caliente!”

Wayne Boyd (GB), driver car #24, United Autosports:
“We had a good race last time out after a disappointing qualifying, but to get back up into the top-six was a really good result and hopefully Mike and I can build on that. Doing both series over one weekend is great for working out a suitable car set up, which also helps the team out. I’m looking forward to getting back in the car with Mike too. It seems ages since we raced together in Monza.”

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