Recent off taking an LMP2 class victory at Petit Le Mans with CrowdStrike Racing by APR, he’ll contest his fifth season within the IMSA season with a full-time dedication with United Autosports.
The 38-year-old Briton spent three races with the workforce throughout this previous yr within the World Endurance Championship, scoring a podium in his first race with the squad on the 6 Hours of Portimao – concurrently profitable the Goodyear Wingfoot award which is offered to the driving force with the quickest common lap occasions over a double stint within the LMP2 class.
It comes because the United Autosports WEC squad will change to IMSA in 2024, after the collection introduced there can be no P2 class in the world championship next season.
“It’s nice to be a part of United Autosports’ first full season in IMSA subsequent yr,” Hanley stated. “I had an awesome feeling with the workforce within the few races I did this yr and I’m actually excited to see what we are able to obtain in 2024.”
Hanley, a two-time starter within the Indianapolis 500, will workforce up with Bronze-graded Ben Keating for a run on the LMP2 championship title.
#04 Crowdstrike Racing by APR Oreca LMP2 07: George Kurtz, Ben Hanley, Nolan Siegel
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In 12 IMSA championship begins, Hanley has captured 4 wins, together with victory within the Daytona 24 Hours in LMP2 in 2020 and at Petit Le Mans final weekend in LMP2.
“Ben [Hanley] is a top quality skilled with a ton of IMSA and LMP expertise,” stated United Autosports CEO Richard Dean.
“We’ve wished to work with Ben for fairly a while now and we now have had him in a United automobile sporadically this yr with nice success. We now have the prospect to show that right into a full season working collectively alongside Ben Keating and Alex Quinn.
“This can be a formidable line-up and underlines how critically we’re taking our full season IMSA program subsequent yr.”