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#22 United Autosports Oreca 07 - Gibson: Philip Hanson, Filipe Albuquerque, Paul Di Resta
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The Le Mans winner with claims to be motorsport's best privateer

It started as a bit of fun in GT3, but now United Autosports is one of the world’s top endurance teams. Having conquered Le Mans in LMP2 and won European, Asian and the World Endurance Championship in LMP2 it has big ambitions to take on the big guns in the Hypercar ranks

“I’d like to say it was mapped out and planned, but it wasn’t. We only intended to get a race trailer and GT3 Audi, and have some fun. I sometimes wonder how we ended up here!”

Ex-Formula 3000 and endurance racer Richard Dean is pretty honest about the modest origins of the United Autosports squad he set up with current McLaren boss Zak Brown in 2009. It may only have been intended to allow them to race in GT3, but the team must now be regarded as one of the leading privateers in international motorsport. The 2019-20 World Endurance LMP2 title and class success in the Le Mans 24 Hours top its list of achievements, and United currently sits atop the WEC LMP2 points table after a 1-2 in Portugal earlier this month, against heavyweights WRT and Prema as well as reigning class champion Jota.

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