United Autosports has finalized its LMP3 driver lineup for Motul Petit Le Mans, with Tom Gamble and Andy Meyrick joining Niklas Kruetten in the No. 2 Ligier JS P320 Nissan.
LMP2 and GTE full-timer Gamble is set for his North American debut in next month’s 10-hour enduro at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, while Meyrick is gearing up for his first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship appearance in half a decade.
The former Bentley factory driver contested a handful of IMSA races in 2016 with the DeltaWing project but has mainly competed in Europe and the Middle East since then.
Gamble drove for United in the European Le Mans Series LMP2 class this year and recently claimed his first outright victory in the category at the 4 Hours of Portimao.
He moved up to LMP2 after winning the European LMP3 class title with United in 2020.
The 19-year-old also currently drives a GR Racing Porsche 911 RSR-19 in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s GTE-Am division.
“I’m really excited for Petit Le Mans,” said Gamble. “It will be the first time I’ve actually visited America and what a race to do.
“The lineup is looking really good as well and I can’t thank United enough for the opportunity. Hopefully we can go for a win to end the year on a high.
“It’s a long race and a lot can happen, but we will see how we get on.”
Gamble is a member of the BRDC SuperStars mentorship program which supports up-and-coming British racing talents, while Meyrick is the program director.
Meyrick has also continued racing alongside his BRDC role and joined United Autosports for the team’s LMP3 campaigns in the Michelin Le Mans Cup and Asian LMS.
“I’m really genuinely excited to race at Petit Le Mans again,” he said.
“I think we’ve got an excellent lineup and fantastic team. I really want to thank Zak [Brown] and Richard [Dean] for the opportunity.
“I love racing in America and to return after so long away is great. I’ve got two excellent teammates so I can’t wait to get going.”
United Autosports entered its LMP3 Ligier into the Sahlen’s Six Hous of The Glen where Kruetten teamed up with Austin McCusker and Edouard Cauhaupe.
The team has also fielded an Oreca 07 Gibson in IMSA’s LMP2 class at select Michelin Endurance Cup rounds.
Guy Smith, Wayne Boyd and Jim McGuire will continue to share that car after driving together at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the six-hour race at Watkins Glen.
“Having Andy and Tom join our LMP3 team at Petit Le Mans is sure to strengthen our chances for a great result at the final round of the IMSA championship,” said Dean.
“They both know the team well and will work with Niklas to get the best out of the car. I have high hopes for them at Petit Le Mans.”