The team United Autosports has finally announced the full line-up for the Le Mans 24 Hours, with Wayne Boys joining the other two drivers: Paul di Resta and Alex Lynn.
Boyd debuted in the WEC series last month in Portimao. The 30-years old will be driving the United’s #23 Oreca 07-Gibson in the LMP2 category. He joined the team in Portimao since Fabio Scherer, the regular team driver, had tested positive for Covid-19.
Richard Dean, United team boss, spent some words on Wayne: “Wayne truly deserves the opportunity to make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut this year. He is a real talent and has been one of United’s most successful and adaptable drivers since we started in sportscars.
“The fact Wayne has also remained loyal to the team for so long now meant this was an easy decision in the end. I know the whole team is delighted to see Wayne get this chance, and we have every faith in him to deliver on the biggest stage.”
Usually, Boys works with United Autosport in the LMP3 category of the European Le Mans Series. He also has some experience with LMP2 cars since he races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Sebring and Watkins Glen.
At Le Mans, it will be his first time driving an LMP2 car, but he already drove around the French venue with other cars. For instance, the LMP3 and the GT3.
“I am so unbelievably excited to be making my Le Mans debut this year and with such a mega line-up with Paul di Resta and Alex Lynn,” said Boyd. “Massive thanks to Zak [Brown, team co-owner], Richard, and United for giving me such an opportunity.
“Le Mans is one of my favorite circuits and luckily, I’ve had a decent amount of mileage around the track with doing the Le Mans Cup the last two years. We were on pole last year in LMP3 by eight tenths so I’m confident I’ll be up to speed quickly.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to be racing with the 2020 Le Mans winners. The team had such a great season last year, and I’m hoping to be able to contribute to that this year.”