LE MANS, France – Officials from United Autosports confirmed Wednesday that Alex Lynn has joined the team for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Like United Autosports, Lynn also stood on the top step of the podium at last year’s Le Mans endurance classic, winning the GTE Pro class with Aston Martin Racing after having raced for the factory team for the last three years.
Over the years, Lynn has scored numerous race wins, including at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa Francorchamps.
Despite being better known for racing GT cars, Lynn also has experience behind the wheel of an Oreca 07 LMP2 car, competing in the FIA WEC and at Le Mans.
This year, Alex will be entering his fifth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with Mahindra Racing Formula E Team, but this will not be his first race with United Autosports.
Back in 2016, the former Williams Formula One test driver entered the Gulf 12 Hours in United Autosports’ Ligier JS P3 car, finishing second in class.
Lynn will be racing alongside Paul Di Resta in the No. 23 Oreca 07. Last year, Paul scored pole position for the team during the first Hyperpole session at Le Mans, before going on to win the race in the LMP2 class alongside Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque.
Di Resta and Lynn’s teammate will be confirmed at a later date.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be held on Aug. 21-22, with the official Le Mans test day taking place on Aug. 15.