United Autosports will field two McLaren 720S GT3 EVOs in the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship.
“We are very proud and grateful to see the confirmation of the two WEC entries for United Autosports and McLaren,” said United Autosports CEO Richard Dean. “Proud to be representing McLaren in a World championship and of course for their return to The Le Mans 24 Hours. Grateful because we know the success of the WEC has increased demand for places on the grid.”
The challenge ahead will include the jewel in the crown — the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race, which both McLaren (1995) and United Autosports (2020) have previously won.
This Le Mans heritage will be ever-present in next year’s campaign, with the No. 59 entry honouring the Le Mans-winning No. 59 McLaren F1 GTR and the No. 95 entry marking the year of the landmark victory (1995) achieved on McLaren’s Le Mans debut.
“We are delighted to have been confirmed for the 2024 WEC season and I would like to thank the Automobile Club de l’Ouest for our inclusion within a hugely competitive LMGT3 class,” said Michael Leiters, CEO, McLaren Automotive.
“Motorsport is fundamental to our brand and we build our cars using technology from the race track to give them the supreme performance that our customers expect from a McLaren.”
The GT class marks a new WEC venture for United Autosports, which has celebrated extended success over four consecutive seasons in the LMP2 sports-prototype category.
“It will be a very exciting season and extremely close between the teams,” continues Michael Leiters, “which is why we have nominated United Autosports as our racing partner. This team has an excellent reputation in the endurance racing arena.”
Earlier on Monday, United Autosports named Grégoire Saucy and Marino Sato as the drivers for the team.