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Dean, Brown Rebook GT4 Appearance for Spa Round

Zak Brown, Richard Dean to share McLaren GT4 at Spa-Francorchamps next weekend…

Photo: United Autosports

United Autosports co-owners Zak Brown and Richard Dean have rebooked their GT4 European Series race appearance for next weekend’s round at Spa-Francorchamps.

Brown and Dean were due to share a United-run McLaren 570S GT4 at Zandvoort last month but canceled their appearance due to Brown’s attendance at a memorial for the McLaren F1 team’s long-time backer Mansour Ojjeh, who passed away on June 6.

McLaren CEO Brown will now return to racing action at Spa, where he and 2006 Le Mans GT2 class winner Dean last shared a modern GT-class vehicle a decade ago.

The pair teamed up with Le Mans winners and ex-F1 drivers Johnny Herbert and Stefan Johansson at the 2011 TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa, finishing 13th in an Audi R8 LMS.

Their GT4 outing will consist of two 60-minute races on Friday and Saturday, on the support bill to this year’s 24-hour race.

“I am really excited that Richard and I still have the opportunity to race the McLaren 570S in the GT4 European Series, and especially around Spa-Francorchamps,” said Brown.

“The track is awesome and as team owners we have had some great successes here, so hopefully we can get the same results as drivers this time.”

Brown and Dean will compete in a third United Autosports McLaren, entered into the Am Cup category.

The other United cars are full-season entries driven by Bailey Voisin and Charlie Fagg, and Dean MacDonald and Gus Bowers.

“It has been a while since I raced a modern car around a track, so I am even more excited that it can be at Spa-Francorchamps which is such a famous circuit,” said Dean.

“Our two regular entries driven by Bailey, Charlie, Gus and Dean are doing a great job for the team and myself and Zak look forward to joining them and representing United Autosports next weekend.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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