United Autosports have won the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 Championship after the #23 crew of Wayne Boyd, Manuel Maldonado and Rory Penttinen won the final race of the series in Abu Dhabi.
The team also scored a 1-2-3 historic podium lockout with the #3 AERO Ligier JS P320 of Jim McGuire, Duncan Tappy and Andrew Bentley finishing second and the #2 crew of Ian Loggie, Andy Meyrick and Rob Wheldon finishing third.
The #23 crew of Wayne Boyd, Manuel Maldonado and Rory Penttinen won the race from second on the grid, marking their third visit to the top step of the podium in the championship, after a disappointing DNF in yesterday’s race.
United Autosports also finished second in the LMP3 championship, after Jim McGuire, Duncan Tappy and Andrew Bentley in the #3 AERO Ligier JS P320 finished third in yesterday’s race and second today.
Completing their 1-2-3 podium lockout was the #2 crew of Ian Loggie, Andy Meyrick and Rob Wheldon, who crossed the line third in today’s race after a DNF yesterday. The trio also finished fourth in the championship standings at the end of the four race series.
United Autosports Asian Le Mans Series LMP3 championship win follows their record breaking year in 2020 where they won the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the European Le Mans Series in both LMP2 and LMP3. Over the course of the four race series, held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Autosports scored three wins, three pole positions and eight podiums.
The next race for the team is the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, held on 18-20 March.
“What a result today with the 1-2-3, the championship win and a championship second place. A great way to start the year following on from our awesome season in 2020. Very proud of the whole team today after a tough couple of weeks for them all. They certainly deserve this.”
“Winning the Asian Le Mans Series has rounded off an incredible 12 months for the team. I am super proud of all the drivers and all the team, including those who have been following back home. To finish the final race with a podium lockout is a testament of the professionalism of all involved.”