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United Confirms Brundle Return to LMP2 Program

Alex Brundle first driver names in United’s 2020 LMP2 lineup for ELMS season…

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United Autosports has named Alex Brundle as a driver for its first full European Le Mans Series campaign with the Oreca 07 Gibson next year.

Brundle, 29, raced for United in the ELMS series’ top prototype class in 2019 alongside Ryan Cullen and Will Owen.

The Englishman will be retained for the 2020 season while his co-drivers are still to be confirmed.

United is expected to return with two LMP2 entries next year in addition to a multi-car LMP3 program, although the team has yet to confirm its level of involvement.

Team owner and managing director Richard Dean told Sportscar365 last month that all of its drivers from the recently-concluded season have an “opportunity” to remain for another term.

“I am delighted we have an agreement in place with Alex so soon after the end of the 2019 season,” commented Dean.

“We have enjoyed a lot of success together and Alex is always quick and reliable in a race car. We have a lot of work to do over the winter and this will be our first full season with ORECA in LMP2.

“I’m sure Alex’s pace and experience will help us to further develop the car an achieve our goals.”

Brundle added: “I’m thrilled to be retained by United Autosports for the 2020 ELMS season.

“We have had some excellent results during the 2019 season and I’m enjoying building a high performing relationship with the team.

“Full focus is now on testing this winter and preparing for our 2020 championship challenge.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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