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United Autosports begins 2019 historic racing season in Barcelona

United Autosports will begin their historic racing season this month as they make their way to Barcelona for the Peter Auto Espiritu de Montjuic event.

The team are entering a selection of historically significant race cars for United Autosports team co-owner Zak Brown at the event. In Barcelona, the 1981 Porsche 935 JLP-3 will race in the Classic Endurance Racing Two class, while the 1986 Porsche 962 will enter the Group C class.

The 1981 Porsche 935 JLP-3 is believed to be the most successful Porsche 935 in existence. The JLP-3 was the only car to win both the Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours in the same year (1982), until this feat was matched in 2016 by a Ligier LMP2 car. It recorded an unprecedented seven consecutive victories from Pocono in September 1981 to Charlotte in May 1982. Raced by John Paul Sr. and John Paul Jr. the car also won the 1982 IMSA Camel GT Championship and scored five race wins and 16 podium finishes in 26 races.

The 1986 Porsche 962 won on its debut at the 1986 Six Hours of Riverside, commencing a streak of four podium finishes to start the season. Additional wins for the car were earned at Charlotte and Sears Point. Price Cobb finished second in the 1986 IMSA GTP Championship and won Dyson Racing its second Porsche Cup.

The Peter Auto Espiritu de Montjuic at Barcelona weekend begins on Friday 5th April with Group C qualifying and runs until Sunday 7th April where both the Porsche 962 and the Porsche 935 will take to the track for their races

Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports:
“I’m looking forward to starting our historic racing season at Barcelona. I haven’t raced at this event before but I have previously raced at Peter Auto events, and they are among some of the best events to enter. I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of both the Porsche 962 and the Porsche 935.

Source. United Autosports

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