LEEDS, U.K. – United Autosports has confirmed that Mike Guasch will be joining the team’s Michelin Le Mans Cup program for the remainder of the season.
Guasch will partner with Wayne Boyd, meaning both drivers will now be running dual programmes on European Le Mans Series race weekends, racing in both the main event and the support series.
However, the pair will not be racing at Le Mans as part of the Road to Le Mans event, which acts as the third round of the series.
Guasch will continue to partner Christian England in the No. 3 Ligier JS P3 in the European Le Mans Series, and will now undertake an additional four rounds of the Michelin Le Mans Cup to benefit from more track time over the race weekend.
“After two years away from driving an LMP3 car, my return to ELMS racing last month in Paul Ricard was lackluster,” said Guasch. “To gain more valuable seat time and additional racing to pick up my pace, I have decided to enter into the Michelin Le Mans Cup, in addition to the ELMS. This will entail much more physical training to endure double the practice sessions and two races in one race weekend but I am up for the challenge.
“I am happy United Autosports will work with me and we can push ourselves even harder, and I am looking forward to climbing back up the timing sheets.”
Wayne Boyd will also continue with his commitments in the European Le Mans Series, racing the No. 2 Ligier JS P3 alongside Tommy Erdos and Garett Grist.
The 2016 European Le Mans Series LMP3 Champion will race the No. 24 Ligier JS P3, which was initially intended for Naj Husain and Colin Braun. Due to business commitments in the U.S. for Naj, the pair are now unable to complete the season with United Autosports.
“I’m really happy to be staying in the Michelin Le Mans Cup for the rest of the season alongside Mike Guasch,” noted Boyd. “I really enjoyed the first round at Paul Ricard with Naj [Husain], so I’m hoping for some good results this year.”