Filipe Albuquerque, in Le Mans with United Autosports

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Filipe Albuquerque will play their fourth 24 Hours of Le Mans
after reaching an agreement to extend its programme with the team
anglo-american United Autosports, training with that already competes in the
European Le Mans Series (ELMS). That will be the first presence of this
structure in the quote queen of the WEC, United Autosports has decided to rely on
pilots ‘house’ and therefore Filipe Albuquerque will join Will Owen and Hugo
Sadeleer
, pilots already compete in the European Le Mans Series and with
those who got the victory in the round opening in Silverstone.

Will be the second participation of Filipe Albuquerque in the
Mans at the wheel of an LMP2
after the harvested in 2016, where he finished 14th in the
overall and tenth in the classification of his class at the wheel of the Ligier JS
P2-Nissan team RGR Sport, where he shared the work with the mexican, Ricardo
Gonzalez and the brazilian Bruno Senna. On this occasion, and the fruit of the good
relationship between United Autosport and OnRoak Automotive, Albuquerque will be flying a
Ligier JS P217-Gibson of new generation
. In their other two entries are
took the Audi R18 e-tron quattro with a seventh place finish as best result in
Le Mans.

After the harvest the title of the category LMP3 in the European
Le Mans Series in 2016, the team led by Richard Dean feels prepared
for its first presence in The Sarthe: “We’ve had a great start in
our first campaign in the class LMP2 in the ELMS at Silverstone, so
we wanted to keep our three riders together at Le Mans
. We wanted the
alignment stronger than we could gather and I think we succeeded”
.
For his part, Filipe Albuquerque stated: “I Am very happy to compete this year
in Le Mans. Is a very special race in which all the riders want
participate
“.