Successful racing driver Andy Meyrick will compete for his fourth-straight season with front-running outfit United Autosports in 2023, as he, Daniel Schneider, and Nelson Piquet Jr join the European Le Mans Series’ LMP2 class.
Cheshire-based Andy has piloted a wide variety of machinery in his career, including being a former Aston Martin and Bentley factory works driver, as well as helping to develop some of the UK’s top motorsport talents as Director of the prestigious BRDC SuperStars programme.
Daniel began his journey at home in Brazil, competing in Porsche Cup cars, before linking up with Andy to race in the Le Mans Cup behind the wheel of an LMP3 class United Autosports Ligier JS P320, scoring a podium finish as well as twice claiming fourth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans support Road to Le Mans contest.
Nelson also began his career racing Formula 3 cars on home soil in Brazil before moving to Europe and impressing as he climbed to the GP2 Series, making a full season debut in the Formula 1 World Championship in 2008. Since then, he has raced GTs, NASCAR’s Nationwide and Truck Series, Formula E, FIA WEC, and most recently the Stock Car Pro Series.
The trio will be safe in the knowledge that United Autosports not only secured the championship title in the European Le Mans Series in 2020, but also claimed the LMP2 title in the FIA World Endurance Championship as well as winning the class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Andy and Daniel have four more rounds of the 2022 Le Mans Cup campaign still to run, with the Road to Le Mans rounds followed by races at Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, and Portimão, while the 2023 European Le Mans Series calendar will be confirmed later this year.
“I am delighted to be continuing to drive with Daniel for what will be our fourth year together at United Autosports. His driving and performances continue to improve and his progress behind the wheel has been excellent, so this is a logical next step for him. He did a test in an LMP2 car at the end of last year and drove really, really well, so it will be exciting to see what he can achieve.
“Nelson’s record speaks for itself, so I am looking forward to driving alongside him. He and Daniel get on well, so I think we’ll be a strong line up in a competitive field, as the ELMS always is. There’s still a lot of work to do this season however, so we won’t be taking our eye off the ball as we continue to work hard and consistently finish on the podium in the Le Mans Cup.”