Paul di Resta supposes that United Autosports will have to face additional pressure at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

United Autosports enters the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans even as the reigning winner in the LMP2 class as well as the world champion. One of its drivers, di Resta, believes that it will increase the pressure on the team.

“I’m massively looking forward to going to Le Mans, I think it’s such a big, anticipated race,” he said.

“Returning to a race that I’ve won, we come into it with a different approach, but at the same time, the objective is to go there and be successful. 

“Having the right strategy and approach, with everyone coming together is going to be a key part. I want to thank Richard [Dean] and Zak [Brown] for getting this program together, especially the no.23 car. 

“They’ve put a great team together with a great car, so I’m looking forward to this more so than I have with any other endurance race. 

“There’s going to be a lot of pressure given our win last year, and with this year’s line-up looking so strong, but I’m looking forward to that challenge and take it as a positive.”

Dean himself thinks that United Autosports is the main rival for all the competitors in LMP2.

“Another Le Mans has come around once again, and we are looking forward to another tight battle with what is a very competitive LMP2 field,” he commented.

“The quality continues to impress, and we are under no illusion that we have a target on our backs, but we are here to win and that is what we have been preparing for since we crossed the line last year. 

“We have three very strong line-ups and a fantastic team behind them.”

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