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United Finalizes LMP2 Lineup with Lynn Signing

Alex Lynn signs with United Autosports for WEC season in addition to IMSA DPi drive…

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United Autosports has finalized its six-man driver lineup for the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship with the signing of Alex Lynn who drove with the team at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Lynn joins Josh Pierson and Oliver Jarvis – who was announced earlier this week – in one of two Oreca 07 Gibsons being run by the 2019-20 LMP2 title-winning squad.

The British driver is returning to the WEC after one season out, having previously represented Aston Martin Racing in the GTE-Pro class for two campaigns.

Lynn raced in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this year but is returning his focus to sports cars in 2022 with full-time dives on both sides of the Atlantic.

He has already been confirmed as part of Chip Ganassi Racing’s full-time Cadillac DPi crew for the next IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Lynn joined United for Le Mans and finished fourth in the LMP2 class alongside Paul di Resta and Wayne Boyd.

His last multi-race WEC LMP2 program occurred in 2017 when he signed for G-Drive Racing, forming one-third of the team’s 6 Hours of Spa-winning lineup.

“It feels great to be coming back to the FIA WEC full time, and especially with United Autosports,” said Lynn.

“They are a real world-class team in every area, with a phenomenal track record, and their experience, professionalism and motivation gives us drivers the best possible platform to compete successfully in the WEC.

“I really enjoyed being part of the team at Le Mans this year and it will be exciting to be part of the world championship again in the incredibly competitive LMP2 category.

“I can’t wait to start working with Olly – who brings a massive amount of experience to the lineup – and Josh, with his youth and enthusiasm, and to be gunning for that world title.

“I’ve got a busy 2022 season ahead and will be race-ready and race-fit from start to finish.”

United Autosports co-owner Richard Dean added: “Even though we already knew his caliber of racing ability, Alex really impressed us at Le Mans, so we were keen to get him on board for 2022.

“Both Alex and Olly will be the perfect teammates for Josh to help bring him along during his first season in the WEC.”

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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