Christian England has been added to United Autosports’ driver lineup for the team’s attack on the European Le Mans Series LMP3 class this year.
England, a Bronze-rated driver, joins previously announced Alex Brundle and Silver-rated Mike Guasch in one of United’s two Ligier JS P3s.
In 2002, he finished runner-up in the Formula Ford 1600 Championship, racing for Team JLR, which was run by United Autosports team co-owner Richard Dean. That same year, he was also nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.
“I’m really excited to be joining United Autosports for the 2016 ELMS season,” said England.
“Although the championship and Ligier car will be all new to me, I worked with many of the guys at United previously during my time at JLR in Formula Ford and I feel immediately at home.
“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and working with the team and the car to deliver on our past performances together.”
The Leeds-based team is set to continue testing its Ligier at Imola on March 15-16, ahead of the ELMS official Prologue at Paul Ricard later in the month.
It has yet to announce its final driver for the second car, which will be shared by Matt Bell and Mark Patterson.