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Wayne Boyd and United Autosports To Race At Sebring.

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Wayne Boyd and United Autosports To Race At Sebring.

Wayne teaming up with Jim McGuire and Le Mans Bentley Legend, Guy Smyth.

United Autosports are delighted to confirm their entry into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sebring 12 Hours on 19-20 March.

Jim McGuire, Wayne Boyd and Guy Smith will team up to race the Oreca 07 LMP2 car in the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Jim McGuire has raced for United Autosports since the end of 2016, when he first joined them for the Gulf 12 Hours. Since then he has raced for the team in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, Asian Le Mans Series and the European Le Mans Series. He also works closely with United Autosports through his AERO Sustainable Paint Technology business, appointing United Autosports as UK agents for the company in 2017.

Wayne Boyd also joined the team in 2016, when they made their LMP3 debut in the European Le Mans Series and has been part of the United family ever since. Wayne is the reigning ELMS LMP3 champion, having won three out of five races during the 2020 season and scoring four pole positons for the team. He raced for their LMP2 team in 2018, before entering the 2018/2019 Asian Le Mans Series, where he finished second in the LMP3 championship.

Guy Smith has a huge racing pedigree and most notably won the 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours for Team Bentley as a Bentley factory driver, in the iconic Bentley Speed 8. Guy was also crowned IMSA LMP1 Champion in 2011. Although Guy will be making his United Autosports debut, he has raced at Sebring 13 times before. Guy has raced at the highest level in a multitude of racing series all over the world and has been heavily involved with testing and development work on a number of high profile race cars.

While the team is currently only committed to the Sebring 12 Hours, there is the possibility that further IMSA races, including Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans could be added to the calendar for 2021. United Autosports are aiming to create a North American base for their team, by running their IMSA Oreca 07 LMP2 car from a new facility based in Palm Beach, Florida, which will also house their equipment and US race transporter.

Wane Boyd - “I’m really looking forward to racing in the Sebring 12 Hours in the LMP2 car. I tested the Oreca 07 after the final ELMS race at the end of the 2020 season and I felt comfortable in it very quickly, so it’s great to get this opportunity. I’ve raced at Sebring a few times. It’s very different to the majority of tracks we go to, but one I really enjoy. I’ve known Jim for years, so it’s nice to finally get to drive together and I’m sure there will be plenty of laughs along the way. I’m looking forward to welcoming Guy to the team too. This year will mark my sixth year with United Autosports – great people, extremely successful and I hope we can add to that in Sebring. Huge thanks to everyone for making this possible.”