United Autosports have been granted two TOCA BTCC licences under the new regulations set out by the organization. The team will therefore be entering the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).
The team will be fielding two Toyota Avensis touring cars for drivers James Cole and Glynn Geddie. James drove in the 2013 BTCC championship and Glynn won the European Supercar Challenge Championship with United Autosports in 2013.
United Autosports, which started competing in 2010, will be entering their fifth year of competition and are looking forward to taking the next step in their relatively short existence. The British Touring Car Championship is one of Britain’s most popular and competitive series, giving United Autosports a new challenge for 2014.
“The British Touring Car Championship is the most popular motor racing series in Great Britain outside of Formula One,” said team co-owner Zak Brown. “It’s seriously competitive, the racing is exciting and it’s commercially viable, as the capacity grids show. I’m thrilled that United Autosports are going to be part of the BTCC as well as continuing our strong presence in the British GT Championship.”
The team will contest GT races alongside the BTCC, appearing in the British GT Championship with Mark Patterson and Matt Bell in the Audi R8 LMS ultra, as well as contesting the usual overseas races: the Spa 24 Hours, Gulf 12 Hours, Macau GT Cup and the Bathurst 12 Hours. The team will also be entering a selected range of historic races in 2014, with the Zak Brown Race Cars of Distinction collection.
United Autosports will be at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit for the first round of the championship at the end of March.