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Di Resta Replaces Lynn at United for Sebring

Paul di Resta to sub for 12H Sebring-tied Alex Lynn at United Autosports for WEC opener…

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United Autosports has drafted Paul di Resta into its driver lineup for the 1000 Miles of Sebring to replace Alex Lynn who is competing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on the same weekend.

24 Hours of Le Mans class winner Di Resta will slot into the No. 23 Oreca 07 Gibson alongside Lynn’s regular co-drivers Oliver Jarvis and Josh Pierson.

Di Resta and Pierson will get to drive together in a pair of four-hour Asian Le Mans Series races at Yas Marina next month ahead of the eight-hour Sebring race that kicks off the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Lynn is driving full-time for Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and will focus on his DPi drive during the Sebring event that is jointly held between two major sports car racing sanctioning bodies.

Jarvis also races in IMSA’s top prototype category for Acura outfit Meyer Shank Racing and is now set to perform double duty between the pair of Sebring enduros.

Di Resta was made available to United for the WEC round in Florida when Peugeot announced that it would not be debuting its new LMH car at the season-opener.

“It will be good to get back in the car and back with United Autosports,” said di Resta.

“I’ve not been in a car since Le Mans last year. I’ll be back racing in the Asian Le Mans Series too, which I have good memories of from our championship-winning year in 2018-2019.

“The key thing is racing alongside Josh. He’s had a good few months preparing himself for the WEC so Abu Dhabi will be important for him.

“It’ll be nice to be back racing in Abu Dhabi and then in Sebring again for the opening round of WEC.

“I’ll be taking up my duties with Peugeot later in the year, but I think LMP2 is looking really good this year in a very special championship.

“It’s something to look forward to alongside Olly and Josh. We will be looking to maximize what we can in an ultra-competitive championship.

“Thanks to Zak [Brown], Richard [Dean, team co-owners] and everyone for the opportunity. I’m looking forward to being back with the team.”

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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