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Owen Returns to United for WEC, Daytona LMP2 Drives

Will Owen completes one of United’s WEC crews for 2022, plus Rolex 24 at Daytona drive…

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United Autosports has confirmed that Will Owen will return to the team as one of the drivers for its two-car program in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The American driver, who did not race this year, is set to team up with Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson as that crew’s designated FIA Silver-rated driver.

Owen is also booked to drive with United Autosports at the Rolex 24 at Daytona as the additional fourth member of the team.

United recently announced its return to the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup with an Oreca 07 Gibson for Jim McGuire, Guy Smith and Hanson, in a campaign that will start at Daytona next month.

Owen helped the Anglo-American squad to finish fourth overall during its last Rolex 24 participation in 2018.

His return to racing after one year out will include his WEC full-season debut, after four years representing United in ELMS starting in 2017.

“I am overjoyed to be returning to racing and to be back with United Autosports,” said Owen.

“The opportunity to race in the full WEC season with Filipe and Phil is a special opportunity, and I am so grateful that it has come to fruition.

“It also gives me a lot of confidence that I will be driving with two very experienced teammates, and a team that has continued to grow and achieve great results.

“I am also excited to be returning to the Rolex 24 at Daytona too. We have a great line-up with Jim, Phil, and Guy, and I think we are really going to enjoy working together.

“Taking a year off from racing was a good decision, and it has allowed me to see a lot of things with a new perspective.

“I respect the challenge of getting back up to speed since I have not driven in a year, but I believe that once I do, I will be the best I have ever been.

“This winter I will have a lot of work to do to get back into driving mode for Daytona, but I am excited by the challenge and also happy that I am working with United again.”

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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