United Autosports confirms Le Mans ambitions

JMI founder Zak Brown's United Autosports team is targeting the Le Mans 24 Hours after announcing today a two-car LMP3 effort for the 2016 ELMS.

The UK based team which is owned by Brown, often described as the heir apparent to Bernie Ecclestone in F1, will race one of its Ginetta LMP3 cars in the Estoril ELMS finale in October.

Brown, who is Chairman of United Autosports, has also not discounted racing in the US, stating: "The new LM P3 category is a great concept and the ideal starting point for United Autosports to begin our dream journey to the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours.

"The European Le Mans Series is going from strength to strength while the collaboration between the Automobile Club de l'Ouest [ACO], the Le Mans organising club, and the IMSA sanctioned Tudor United Sportscar Championships, means there could also be opportunities to race in North America.

"Ginetta has done a brilliant job in being a driving force in the development of LM P3 category and I am very excited with our latest programme."

Motorsport.com understands that the team is planning to test the car throughout the last two weeks of August and September to be ready for the Estoril race.

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