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United Autosports Confirms GT Return for 2021

Two-car McLaren 570S GT4 program for GT4 European Series announced…

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United Autosports will make its return to GT racing next year, having confirmed a two-car McLaren 570S GT4 program in the GT4 European Series.

It comes on the heels of the British-based team recently acquiring Strakka Racing’s assets as part of a planned assault in the production-based ranks.

Drivers for the program, which will run in addition to its current FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series campaigns, have yet to be announced.

United was last present in the GT ranks in 2015, having previously run GT3-spec McLaren and Audi machinery prior to its switch to prototype racing.

Both team co-owners Zak Brown and Richard Dean are present at this weekend’s GT4 European round at Zandvoort for discussions with prospective drivers and planning for 2021.

“I’m delighted we have agreed a deal to race in the GT4 European Series in 2021,” said Brown.

“The series is going from strength to strength and it visits some great circuits so I’m looking forward to United Autosports taking part.”

Dean added: “Returning to GT racing is something Zak and I have wanted to do for a while now, and this seemed like the perfect time to do it.

“We have secured two McLaren 570S GT4 cars and we now have all the equipment from acquiring Strakka’s assets so we are set up ready to go racing in the GT4 European Series.”

The team’s GT4 program is expected to be run out of Strakka’s former facility at Silverstone.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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