Full-season Juncos Racing IMSA DPi driver Will Owen has been confirmed as part of United Autosports’ Le Mans 24 Hours driver crew, driving its No. 32 Ligier JS P217.
Next month’s 24 Hours will be Owen’s third, his previous two also coming with the Anglo-American team in the LMP2 class. This year he will race alongside his ELMS teammates, 2019 Rolex 24 LMP2 winner Ryan Cullen and former LMP3 champion Alex Brundle.
Owen had been named in the car previously, but until today wasn’t fully confirmed for the race.
“I’m thrilled to be joining United Autosports again for Le Mans,” Owen said. “We’ve had a two very successful runs in the last couple of years finishing third and fourth, so I’m incredibly thankful for this opportunity to rejoin the team and I know that we have the car that has the potential to do pretty well.
“We showed last year that we have a very racy car — that combined with a good crew that’s done pretty faultless pit stops throughout the last two years is a good mix. I’ve got a lot of trust in them. I think it’s a great combination and I’m super excited to join the team.
“I’m looking forward to racing with Alex and Ryan. We got along really well in Monza and we showed that we can be right there fighting for the top spots. Bring it on.”
The No. 32 Ligier Owen will drive was a late addition to the Le Mans entry list, following the ACO’s surprise announcement that it will construct two additional (temporary) garages for the race, raising the number of cars on the entry to a record 62. As well as the No. 32 Ligier, High Class Racing’s ORECA was also added to the list as a result of the two new structures.
The two garages are currently under construction ahead of their first use at the Le Mans Test Day on June 2. Along with the image above of the new garages being built between the Module Sportif building and the first permanent garages, the ACO also released the pit allocations for race week. United Autosports has opted to occupy the new garages with its two Ligiers.