LM P3 - 31/10/2017 - Jeff CARTER
Picture © Jakob Ebrey Photography
The 2017 season got off to a great start with the no2 Ligier JS P3-Nissan winning the opening round at Silverstone. They hit problems at Monza the following month, which was the only finish not to be on the podium in the six round ELMS season.
The Americans bounced back with a second place finish at the Red Bull Ring followed by their second win of the year in Le Castellet. A third place in Belgium was followed by a fighting second place from the back of the grid to take the title in style.
John Falb: “Winning the ELMS LMP3 title is extremely satisfying – it’s a great series – six, four-hour races is a great formula. Zak [Brown] and Richard [Dean] at United Autosports have been fantastic as have our car crew. Their professionalism gives us confidence in the car and its paid dividends for us all.”
Sean Rayhall: “In qualifying after the last red flag, I ran wide due to cold tyres and so had my ‘pole’ lap taken away which made life difficult for us starting way back on the grid today. Going through the traffic from the back was tough but the car was fantastic. The team has done a fantastic job all season and I am very proud of them and John [Falb] who has been immense.”
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports: “What a fantastic season! To retain the LMP3 title is awesome while to have been in contention for LMP2 honours as well, in our first season in that category, confirms our team’s growth, professionalism and competitiveness. Congratulations to all of our ELMS drivers.”
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