United Autosports have confirmed that Naj Husain and Colin Braun will race for the team in the Michelin Le Mans Cup this year.
Naj and Colin are the third Le Mans Cup driver pairing to be announced by the 2016 and 2017 ELMS LMP3 Champions. They will join already announced teammates Matt Bell, Jim McGuire, Richard Meins and Wayne Boyd and will race the #32 Ligier JS P3.
Naj has experience racing a Ligier JS P3 in the US, finishing third in the IMSA Prototype Challenge last year with ESM, combined with winning the Masters Championship after moving from racing in the Radical North American Championship in 2014 and 2015. Colin currently races for CORE Autosport in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, most recently finishing third in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Colin has raced in high level sports prototypes for many years, including finishing on the podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The 2018 Michelin Le Mans Cup season gets underway at Paul Ricard in France for the official Prologue on 11 April, with the first round taking place that weekend on 13-14 April. Ahead of the first round, Naj and Colin will be attending the United Autosports pre-season test at Portimao, Portugal next week (5-7 March). Alongside United’s two ELMS LMP3 cars. The team’s LMP2 drivers will be taking part in the official Dunlop tyre test at Aragon, Spain next week too.