Newly-crowned European Le Mans Series champions United Autosports has announced its first driver lineup for the 2017 ELMS season, with John Falb, Enzo Potolicchio and Sean Rayhall set to join the team.
The trio raced with Graff throughout the 2016 season, but is set to make the switch to the championship-winning team for 2017 to race one of its Ligier JS P3 Nissans.
Prior to LMP3, Falb’s racing experience was focused on Radicals, winning the 2013 and 2014 Radical USA Championship before moving up to IMSA Prototype Lites.
Potolicchio makes his return to the Anglo-American team, having raced with it in the 2012 Gulf 12 Hours in an Audi R8 LMS. The Venezuelan driver’s other experience includes a FIA WEC season and winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring in LMP2.
Rayhall, just 21 years old, joins United Autosports with a record including a second-place finish at Petit Le Mans and a full season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype Challenge class.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the European Le Mans Series in 2016,” Falb said. “It offers a great platform in LMP3 with lots of tough competition.
“We are pumped to be joining United Autosports for the 2017 season. They have proven that they have a serious and professional program that gets results.”
“I’m pleased we already have one car signed and sorted already – it’s unusual to have done a deal so early on but I’m glad we did and I’m looking forward to working with John, Enzo and Sean,” team owner and managing director Richard Dean said.
“We have worked with Enzo before so a lot of the team know him from the Gulf 12 Hours race a few years back. John and Sean are new to the team, but from what I have seen so far, I think they will settle in well. I can’t wait to go testing now.”