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Brundle to Sub for Senna at United Autosports

Alex Brundle to fill in for Bruno Senna in United Autosports Ligier JS P217 Gibson for Sebring….

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Alex Brundle will fill in for Bruno Senna in this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at United Autosports, the Anglo-American squad confirmed Monday.

Brundle, who won the 2016 European Le Mans Series LMP3 championship with the team, joins Paul Di Resta and Phil Hanson at the wheel of its Ligier JS P217 Gibson, having come off last month’s IMSA-sanctioned test.

Senna had been ruled out of the seat after undergoing a surgical procedure last month in Brazil.

“United Autosports are a team I hold in very high regard, so I am looking forward to returning to arguably one of the world’s toughest endurance races with people I know well and trust,” Brundle said.

“Sebring is a tough challenge, with a brutal circuit and plenty of traffic but the charm of the place is undeniable. With the fun fan engagement and general craziness down at T10. I’m looking forward to going back.”

The second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will mark the team’s Sebring debut.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do at Sebring,” said team co-owner and managing director Richard Dean. “We had a good test and it was good to welcome Alex back to the team.

“It’s a long race and anything can happen, so we just need to make sure we are still in the running with a few hours to go and see what happens.

“We had a great result at Daytona and know we could have done better, so fingers crossed for another great result at Sebring.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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