Hugo climbs up to the highest step on the podium in Silverstone
United Autosport and Hugo de Sadeleer have taken a good start for 2017 season with a first victory in LMP2 on Silverstone circuit. Hugo de Sadeleer, Filipe Albuquerque and Will Owen’s Ligier JS P217-Gibson (LMP2) beat G-Drive Racing team (#07) with 6″3 on the finish line.
For his debut in European Le Manq Series Championship, Hugo de Sadeleer managed to keep the pace during these 4 hours in Silverstone on April 15th. The qualifying round the day before was encouraging with a second place in the point standings. Then Hugo knew how to impose himself on the starting line and maintained his place during the four first places on the grid. With a strong return during the last 15 minutes of the race, the Ligier JS P217-Gibson ends at the first place.
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports: “It’s been an incredible day! Last year we achieved 1-2 on our ELMS début and I didn’t think it could get any better but to win LMP2 on our class début, dominate LMP3 again with a win and third place is truly amazing. I wish Zak could have been here to see it.”
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports: “Amazing – simply amazing! What an impressive job by everyone at United Autosports. I’m so happy and very proud of our team. I wished I could have been at Silverstone but watched the last 90 minutes ‘live’ after our [McLaren-Honda’s] qualifying here in Bahrain.”
Next race will take place in Monza on May 14th 2017. ELMS opponents already know this circuit because the testing already took place there.