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Wayne's Final Flurry At Portimao

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Wayne's Final Flurry At Portimao

Hope is to improve on the car’s sixth place at Spa.

United Autosports make their way to the Algarve this weekend for the final rounds of the European Le Mans Series and Michelin Le Mans Cup.

The team head to Portimao third in the LMP3 standings as Matt Bell, Tony Wells and Garett Grist fight for title glory in the #3 Ligier JS P3. Both our LMP2 and LMP3 teams are hoping to continue their good form into the final round of the year after a spectacular double win last time out at Spa. Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque took the overall race win in the #22 Ligier JS P217, while John Falb and Scott Andrews won the LMP3 class in the #2 Ligier JS P3. Scott will be racing alongside John once again at Portimao, hoping to end the year on a high. The #32 Ligier JS P217 of Will Owen, Hugo de Sadeleer and Wayne Boyd will be aiming to improve on their season best finish of sixth at Spa.

The Michelin Le Mans Cup team are also hoping to go out on a high after Richard Meins and Christian England finished fifth at Spa, scoring their best result of the season. Naj Husain and Colin Braun were unlucky at Spa. After Naj made a great start in wet conditions, he was hit by another car and forced into an unscheduled pit stop, losing valuable places and laps. Matt Bell and Jim McGuire had a mixed race at Spa. Jim made a great start but a few spins in wet conditions dropped them down the order. The pair finished third last year at Portimao and are hoping to repeat that result this year.

The Portimao race weekend begins on Friday 26th October with European Le Mans Series free practice at 11:35. The two-hour Michelin Le Mans Cup race will be held on Sunday 28th October at 09:00, with the 4 Hours of Spa Francorchamps beginning at 12:30 later the same day.

Wayne Boyd (GB), driver car #32, United Autosports: Born: Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lives: Templepatrick, Northern Ireland. Age: 27 “It’s hard to believe it’s the final round of the championship. We’ve had a tough year but the last race at Spa was very positive for us so we plan to finish the season strong. Portimao is a circuit I really enjoy, a lot of variations of corners and the team were fast there last year. We qualified second and went on to the win the race in LMP3 last year so a repeat is definitely the goal.”