Lynn joins Di Resta and United Autosports for Le Mans 24 Hours

Mahindra Racing Formula E driver Alex Lynn will partner Paul Di Resta in United Autosports’ third Le Mans 24 Hours entry later this August.

The Brit recently won the 2020 event in the GTE-Pro class for the now-departed Aston Martin Racing works team.

His last LMP2 pursuit was at G-Drive Racing, 2017, when he made his Le Mans debut but subsequently retired after just 20 laps due to excessive damage caused by a collision.

Lynn said: “I’m extremely excited to be joining United Autosports for the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours. It feels like I’m going back home, driving a prototype.

“To be with the defending LMP2 Le Mans-winning team and driver, Paul Di Resta, is a great opportunity.

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“After standing on that top step of the podium last year I can’t wait to get going again, and I’m sure we’d all love to do the two!”

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United Autosports are reigning LMP2 drivers’ and teams’ champions on top of their class Le Mans victory last year.

Paul Di Resta, set to enter Peugeot’s Le Mans Hypercar campaign in 2022, drove the 2020 Le Mans-winning #22 with Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson.

Lynn partners the Scotsman in a third Le Mans entry later this year with their third driver yet to be confirmed.

Co-Owner at United Autosports, Richard Dean, added: “It has been a while since Alex last raced with us and he has gone on to achieve so much as a driver since then,” after competing in a Ligier LMP3 outing at the 2016 Gulf 12 Hours.

“He is a Le Mans winner in GTE and I’m excited to see what he can achieve at Le Mans with our team.

“Alex will fit in well and work with Paul to get the best out of the car.”