If you listened to the latest F1B Downshift, you’ll recognize United Autosports and Zak Brown. As we recorded, Zak was on his way to race in Spain at Jarama and it seems the team has a lot to be proud of. They finished a respectable 13th and had the best finish so far this year. We’ve been staying up to speed with the United Autosports team and here is the most recent presser from the event this weekend:
United Autosports achieved its best FIA GT3 European Championship results in the latest races at Jarama (Spain) today (June 20) marking the halfway stage of the 12-race season.
The two, one-hour races staged in warm, sunny weather conditions on the 2.39-mile circuit located near Madrid marked the first time the series had run in Spain and saw the American team net 11th, 12th and 13th place finishes.
The #23 Audi, which missed vital on-track time on Saturday when the #17 Graff Racing Corvette collided with Brown early in â€œFree Practice 2â€ necessitating a right-rear suspension change prior to qualifying, retired from Race Two due to a punctured rear tire.
Ultra-experienced British engineer, Alan Mugglestone, has now been recruited in to the team while Danny Watts (GB) was on hand at Jarama in his role as â€œdriver coachâ€ fresh from his Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 class victory.
The United Autosports team had tested at Albacete en route to Jarama and will test at Nogaro (France) on June 29 prior to the seventh and eighth rounds of the FIA GT3 series at Paul Ricard (France) on July 3-4 before heading to Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) for the â€œofficialâ€ 24 Hour race Test Day on July 7.
With the restrictions lifted on the Audi R8, it seems a more competitive UA showed up to race this weekend and Brown had indicated he had better expectations heading in to the weekend. It’s exciting to see an American team do well in Spain and let’s hope this is a result to build on.