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Wayne Boyd Helps United Autosports to 2nd in Shanghai!

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Wayne Boyd Helps United Autosports to 2nd in Shanghai!

Second place for Wayne Boyd, Chris Buncombe and Garett Grist in LMP3

The day began under a cloud of fog, with doubt hanging over the early start time of 09:30. Luckily, the fog lifted and the sun came out just as the pits opened and teams made their way to the grid.

In the LMP3 team, Garett Grist, Wayne Boyd and Chris Buncombe finished second in the #2 Ligier JS P3, completing United Autosports’ podium line up. Garett started the race, after Wayne’s qualifying lap put them third on the grid. A good start for Garett saw him maintain his position – both LMP3 cars running at the front of the field for the opening stint. At the first pit stop, Garett handed the car over to Wayne, who moved up into the lead, following a battle with Colin Noble in the Nielsen Racing Ligier. Chris took over the #2 Ligier for his first race stint in an LMP3 car, but a badly timed safety car caused them to drop a place as Chris completed his stint.

The series now moves onto Fuji in Japan in two weeks, with the race being held on Sunday 9th December.

Wayne Boyd (GB), driver car #2, United Autosports: Born: Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lives: Templepatrick, Northern Ireland. Age: 28 “We’ve had a really good start to the championship and we bagged some good points to start off the season. We have a couple of things to work on but I think we can really push for the win at the next round. We have some really good pace, but we need to put a few things together to make it happen. The two safety cars didn’t play into our hands at all today. I think my pace was really strong, I managed to get into the lead and stretch that out over the rest of the field, which is all really positive. Chris and Garett did a great job too – it’s the first time Chris has been in an LMP3 car and at this track so I think second is a great result but we can definitely work on a few things for the next round.”