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United Autosports Forms Partnership with Walkinshaw, Andretti

United Autosports, Andretti, Walkinshaw form three-way partnership…

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United Autosports has joined forces with Walkinshaw Racing and Andretti Autosport to form a partnership under the name of Walkinshaw Andretti United ahead of the 2018 season. 

While the partnership will focus primarily on Walkinshaw’s Virgin Australia Supercars program, all three outfits will share its expertise among each of their motorsport efforts.

United Autosports focuses on LMP2 and LMP3 programs while Melbourne-based Walkinshaw Racing is one of the most successful Supercars teams to date. 

Andretti Autosport, meanwhile, has experience in several disciplines including the IndyCar Series, FIA Formula E Championship and Global Rallycross Championship. 

It is expected that the Walkinshaw Andretti United partnership will mainly affect Walkinshaw’s Supercars program and that United Autosports’ and Andretti’s efforts will remain under their current names.

Both Andretti and United have reportedly purchased shares of the Walkinshaw Supercars team. 

“I’m delighted United Autosports have joined forces with Walkinshaw Racing and Andretti Autosport,” commented United Autosports team owner Zak Brown.

“It is bringing together three iconic names in motorsport across three continents – Europe, Australia and America, where we can share our experience and resources to make each team stronger.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Juninho

    October 5, 2017 at 9:24 am

    European Le Mans Series in 2018

    LMP2
    LMP3
    GTE-Am

    Michelin Le Mans Cup in 2018

    LMP3
    Am Cup

    • Jareth Belanger

      October 5, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Shut the fuck up. You are annoying with your stupid pointless autistic spam. Please someone ban this fucker from posting!

      • Beertown mayor

        October 5, 2017 at 10:36 am

        Ditto

      • J.C.

        October 5, 2017 at 11:42 am

        Savage lol

      • larry

        October 6, 2017 at 9:07 pm

        absolutely agree.

        this fool is ridiculous.

    • Chris

      October 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      God dammit 7D3, P1 or whatever the hell your new tag is your posts are the most ridiculous and dumb comments on this site. Please stop posting your ridiculous series that any team should run and the dumb driver lineups you come up with.

      • anon

        October 5, 2017 at 2:23 pm

        It’s Scott Fulmer. Troll Master.

      • Troll Me

        October 7, 2017 at 4:37 am

        For all you know it just be Dagys, messing with your heads.

  2. Prototype 1

    October 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Will this mean Andretti will not take over the BMW M8 from Team RLL.

    http://johndagys.wpengine.com/lemans/wec/bmw-teases-new-m8-gte-as-testing-begins/

    • Quattro Kid

      October 6, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Yes, it is P1. BMW already confirmed their partnership with RLL for the next 2-3 years, I believe. They also made BMW successful in US racing in the past 7 years. But, who would know after that.

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