United Autosports has re-signed Josh Pierson for the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship on the eve of his debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 16-year-old is in the midst of his first season with the Anglo-American squad, having made his WEC debut at the 1000 Miles of Sebring in March by securing an LMP2 class win.
Now with two WEC starts under his belt, Pierson is on the brink of becoming the youngest starter in Le Mans history at 16 years, 118 days old when he takes to the grid on Saturday afternoon.
“Super happy to be returning to United Autosports again in 2023,” Pierson said.
“United feels like family and I have enjoyed every second spent with this incredible team.
“We will stay focused on the remainder of the 2022 season to achieve the best results possible. Looking forward to what the future has in store!”
The Portland-born youngster was scouted and signed by United Autosports at the age of 15 and has been teamed up with Alex Lynn and Oliver Jarvis for his debut campaign. Pierson’s teammates for the 2023 campaign remain yet to be confirmed.
“I’m delighted that United Autosports have already secured the services of Josh for the WEC in 2023,” team co-owner Zak Brown added.
“Richard and I are really excited about his prospects. He’s already a proven race and class winner and without doubt, has clearly got lots of potential in sportscar racing for a long, long time to come.
He’s an awesome kid with huge prospects and everyone at United wants to be a part of that success!”