July 17, 2019 – Monza, Italy – Will Owen returns to the Europeans Le Mans Series with United Autosports in the LMP2 class for the 4 Hours of Barcelona.
Owen will join teammates Ryan Cullen, and Alex Brundle as the ELMS returns to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the first time in ten years. The series will experience another first as they will race into the night. Free Practice 1 begins at 2:30 p.m. local time on Friday, July 19th and Practice 2 running at 9:30 p.m. that evening.
Qualifying for the LMP2 class will take place the following day, Saturday, July 20th from 11:20 – 11:30 p.m. to determine the starting position of the No. 32 United Autosports Ligier JS P217. The 4 Hours of Barcelona will begin later that afternoon at 6:30 p.m. through the Spanish sunset and into the night.
The 4 Hours of Barcelona can be seen free and uninterrupted on the official website at www.europeanlemansseries.com. Live audio coverage of the entire race is also available on Radio Le Mans.
Will Owen – Driver
“We are here in Barcelona getting ready for the third round of the ELMS Championship after completing the 24 Hours of Le Mans a few weeks ago. I’m excited to be back with United Autosports and my teammates, Alex and Ryan and to have another go at a podium. We’ve had good pace this year, and flawless pit stops combined with good driving. We need to put all those components together and see what we can do in this four-hour race. This is my first time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and I like it. It’s tight and technical and difficult to manage the heat with the tires, which is probably the biggest challenge for everyone. I think we have a good handle on things going into the race and I’m looking forward to our results.”