United Autosports has announced it has taken up its invite to race in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, and will enter a Ligier JS P217 in the LMP2 class.
The US-entered, British-based squad earned its Le Mans entry for winning the championship in the LMP3 class of the European Le Mans Series this year with Alex Brundle, Christian England and Michael Guasch.
As such, United Autosports has purchased a 2017-spec Ligier JS P217 to use at Le Mans, which it could also run in a full-time ELMS campaign next year.
The team is already committed to returning to the LMP3 class of the series, with John Falb, Enzo Potolicchio and Sean Rayhall sharing a Ligier JS P3.
“I’m thrilled United Autosports will be able to take up the ACO’s invitation to enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said team owner Zak Brown.
“We have committed to purchasing our own LMP2 car as it is the best way to prepare for such an important race. We are also looking at entering the 2017 ELMS [with the new car] too.
“We see it as great potential for the team and so we are working on getting a programme together and will be testing drivers in the coming weeks and months.”
No drivers have been confirmed yet for United Autosports' planned Le Mans assault.