Reigning European Le Mans Series champions United Autosports will enter the Michelin Le Mans Cup with a Ligier JS P3 Nissan, the team announced on Monday.
Shaun Lynn and Richard Meins will drive the Ligier, in Gulf Marine colors, in the ELMS support series that as of this season has opened its doors to LMP3 machinery.
“Entering the Michelin Le Mans Cup made total sense for us as a team,” said team owner Richard Dean. “Richard and Shaun had expressed an interest in European racing and this is the perfect series for them.
“They have both had some time in the Ligier JS P3 now after their race in Abu Dhabi and we plan to go testing with them before the start of the season to make sure they are prepared for the year. I’m looking forward to seeing how we get on.”
Both drivers recently drove with the team at the Gulf 12 Hours in December, finishing second in class, while Lynn also drove one of the team’s Ligiers at the inaugural round of the UK-based LMP3 Cup series last October, at Snetterton.
“I’m looking forward to the start of the Michelin Le Mans Cup season,” Lynn commented. “It sounds like a great championship for drivers like Richard and myself and I’m looking forward to getting back in the Ligier JS P3.
United Autosports will also continue with a two-car LMP3 program in ELMS, along with a Ligier JS P217 Gibson LMP2 entry in ELMS and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.