United Autosports Field Jarvis, Shahin And Patterson For Asian Le Mans Series

United Autosports will field Yasser Shahin, Garnet Patterson and Oliver Jarvis in their #23 ORECA 07 in the 2023 Asian Le Mans Series next February.

The series will be the team debut for Yasser Shahin – two-time GT World Challenge Australia champion, Audi R8 LMS Cup winner, part owner of The Bend Motorsport Park in Adelaide and Entrepreneur. The Australian-Palestinian bronze-ranked driver has been racing for less than 10 years, but has racked up a wealth of experience in the GT arena, with 42 podiums and 19 wins from 85 races entered. Yasser tested in a United Orea at the Bahrain Rookie Test last month.

Fellow Aussie driver Garnet Patterson re-joins the United squad for a second championship after driving with the team in the 2022 Michelin Le Mans Cup. Australia’s 2014 Formula 3 champion made his LMP2 race debut appearance two years ago in the Asian LMS at The Bend. In 2016, Patterson came third in the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup in an LMP3 car.

Oliver Jarvis returns for another campaign with United, ahead of a full WEC campaign with the team.

The former Audi Sport and Mazda factory driver heads into 2023 after a hugely accomplished season this year, winning the 1000 Miles of Sebring, the IMSA DPi Championship and placing third in the World Endurance Championship.

The #23 ORECA 07 will feature an orange and black livery inspired by The Bend Motorsport Park and will join the teams’ #22 car of Jim McGuire, Phil Hanson and Paul Di Resta, Hanson and Di Resta having won the ALMS LMP2 Driver’s title in 2018-19.

Yasser Shahin:

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the ALMS series with United Autosports, representing The Bend Motorsport Park. Having already hosted a round of ALMS pre-covid down under, I’m very much looking forward to getting up close to the series and seeing first hand these amazing machines in action. I’m joined by a couple of very accomplished drivers in the LMP2 category and therefore looking forward to a strong performance”

Garnet Patterson:

“Can’t wait to step up to LMP2 with United Autosports for the Asian Le Mans Series in 2023. Yasser and I had a successful WEC rookie test in Bahrain, showing promising pace, and to be joined by someone as experienced as Olly … I I think we have a really competitive package entering into the championship. I’m excited to get to the UAE in February and see what we can achieve!”

Oliver Jarvis:

“I’m so excited to be a part of the United Autosports charge at the Asian Le Mans Series, and really looking forward to driving alongside Yasser and Garnet for the first time. I think we’re a strong team and can’t wait to get going in the New Year.”

Richard Dean, United Autosports CEO:

“What a great driver line up! All three drivers know how to win races and I am sure they will be very competitive in the Asian LMS for our team. We love the series, the venues and the format of the current Asian LMS and we have enjoyed great success as a team in these events.”

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