2016 European Le Mans Series LMP3 Champions
United Autosports is a well-known GT and sports car race team, based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. Founded in 2009 by businessman, Zak Brown and racing driver, Richard Dean, United Autosports have raced in a number of different championships, with a vast range of cars and drivers.
The team are reigning European Le Mans Series LMP3 champions, having clinched the title with one round remaining in their debut year. United Autosports are also sole UK agents for Onroak Automotive’s range of LMP3 and CN cars.
In 2017, United Autosports will enter the European Le Mans Series with two Ligier JS P3 cars. They will also enter the LMP2 class of the series, with their Ligier JS P217, along with racing in the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours. Plans are also in place for the team to race in the debut season of the Henderson Insurance LMP3 Cup Championship.
United Autosports restore, maintain and race a vast range of rare historic Formula One and sports cars, entering races in the UK, Europe and across the world. The team is known for contesting various special events throughout the year, such as the Bathurst 12 Hours (Australia), Spa 24 Hours (Belgium), and the Macau GT Cup (Asia). The team have also entered the Daytona 24 Hours (USA), the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (China) and Petit Le Mans (USA).
In 2013, the team won their first championship, taking the European Supercar Challenge title with a McLaren MP4-12C GT3. Their second championship win came the following year, with the same car, when they added the GT Cup title to their tally. In 2014, they also won the Ginetta GT4 Supercup Teams Championship with a pair of Ginetta G55s.
United Autosports have been regular participants in the British GT Championship, having competed in the championship from 2010-2014. In 2013, they came second in the championship, missing out on the title by only 1.5 points.
The team are no strangers to GT and sports car racing, having also entered the FIA GT3 Championship (2010, 2011), the Blancpain Endurance Series (2012), British Touring Car Championship (2014) as well as the European Supercar Challenge (2013), GT Cup (2014, 2015) and the Ginetta GT4 Supercup (2014).
United Autosports are also known for entering various overseas events. They have entered the Spa 24 Hours four times, finishing on the podium in 2010. They have been on the podium at the Macau GT Cup in Asia, for four consecutive years (2010-2013) and in 2012, the team brought home another overseas podium after coming third in the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi. The team finished in the top-six at their latest of three attempts at the Bathurst 12 Hours in Australia in 2014. United Autosports have also raced in the GRAND AM Rolex Sports Car Series in the US, one round being the Daytona 24 Hours, finishing in the top-10 in each round entered in 2011. The 2011 Petit Le Mans, USA, gave United Autosports a podium in an LMP2 prototype, along with an Intercontinental Le Mans Cup podium in China.
United Autosports are experienced in entering historic events around the world. The team do everything from maintaining and preparing the cars in the workshop, to organising the transport of the cars and staff overseas, to running the cars at these prestigious historic events. A regular event on the United Autosports historic calendar is the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Pre-Reunion and Reunion (2012, 2014, 2015), held at Laguna Seca, USA. The team have also entered the Monaco Historic Grand Prix (2012, 2014) as well as the Le Mans Group C race (2012, 2014). In 2014, United Autosports entered the Mille Miglia and the Tour Auto for the first time. The team also arrange and host their own driving days, where guests are invited to try out some of their collection of cars, along with enjoying passenger laps with United’s experienced drivers.
Beyond United Autosports, Brown is the founder and CEO of JMI, the leading global motorsports marketing agency, which offers United Autosports and its clients global strategy and activation services. Brown is also a co-founder and partner in Legends of Motorsports, a North American based historic car racing series in which United Autosports participates.
2014 GT Cup Champions
2014 Ginetta GT4 Supercup Team Champions
2013 European Supercar Challenge Champions
2013 British GT Championship runners up