WEC: United Autosports looking for another 8H Bahrain victory

United Autosports are hoping to repeat their victory from last year’s race which happened to be their first of four world championship wins that got them the title.

The #22 United Autosports LMP2 team secured the championship title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans two months ago.

For the second time in Season 8, Sakhir International Circuit will host the 8 Hours of Bahrain to finish off the 2019-2020 proceedings.

Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports reflected ahead of the race weekend:

“We got our first World Championship win at Bahrain last year so I’m excited that we are heading back to where our strong results started.”

Phil Hanson, Filipe Albuquerque and Paul Di Resta are looking to claim the team’s fifth consecutive (WEC) LMP2 victory on November 14th.

“Fingers crossed we can get another fantastic result to end the year on a high.

“The (WEC LMP2) championship is decided so the pressure is off to a certain extent, but I know the team will still perform to their highest ability.”

How United Autosports rose to secure three championship titles in 2020

Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports added: “Bahrain holds some great memories for us as the scene of our first World Championship win.”

Their win at the 2019 race ended a struggle to the beginning to the season with electronic reliability issues, to then establish a streak of four wins including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

There will be six total entries to compete in the LMP2 category following the recent withdrawal of COOL Racing.

“We are hopeful that we can continue this run of unbelievable results we have been having this year and end the season on a great note.

“The team have worked so hard over what has been a difficult year, but I am very proud of each one of them.”