United Autosports Acquire Starakka Racing

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3 October 2020

United Autosports Acquire Starakka Racing Assets

United Autosports have purchased Strakka Racing’s assets and equipment Purchase includes the acquisition of their premises in Silverstone.

United Autosports are pleased to confirm that they have purchased Strakka Racing, in a deal that includes the acquisition of all their race team equipment, race cars, trucks and their race team premises at Silverstone.

United Autosports team owners, Zak Brown and Richard Dean, have made no secret of the fact they would like to make a return to GT racing, the team starting their career in GT racing back in 2010, entering the British GT and FIA GT3 Championships.

Strakka Racing was founded in 2007 and began competing in GT racing throughout the UK. Two years later, they moved into sports prototype racing, including racing successfully at the Le Mans 24 Hours. In 2017, the team returned to GT racing, entering the Blancpain GT Series.

“We have made no secret of the fact that we would like to get back into GT racing with United Autosports. It’s where the team first started racing so it’s something that is close to our hearts. We are still working on finalising some details but we will share more information on our plans in the coming weeks.”

“Zak and I have been looking to return to GT racing for a little while now and this acquisition is a step towards that. Strakka has been a very successful team with first-class equipment so this move made perfect sense. GT racing is still as popular as ever and the grids in the UK, Europe and internationally have managed to come through this tough period we are currently going through. I’m looking forward to this next new chapter in United Autosports history.”

2018/2019 Asian Le Mans Series Champions
2017 European Le Mans Series LMP3 Champions
2016 European Le Mans Series LMP3 Champions

United Autosports is one of the fastest growing motorsport teams in Europe and competes globally in numerous sports-prototype categories worldwide. Based near Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK, the team is co-owned by McLaren CEO Zak Brown and former racing driver Richard Dean. United has competed in multiple championships, with a vast range of world renowned drivers including former double World F1 Champion Fernando Alonso, ex-CART Champion and Indy 500 race winner Juan Pablo Montoya, 2019 F1 driver Lando Norris and former DTM Champion Paul Di Resta.

United Autosports was formed in 2010 and initially contested a prestigious GT championship in Europe. After being a front-running British GT Championship team for four years, they have since branched out into racing sports prototypes globally. They are multiple race and championship winners having won the 2016 and 2017 European Le Mans Series LMP3 Championships as well as the 2018/2019 Asian Le Mans Series LMP2 Championship. Their success extends to finishing on the Le Mans 24 Hours podium in 2018 in only their second attempt at the French endurance classic.

Aside from their modern racing activities, United Autosports also restore and maintain a vast range of rare historic Formula One and sports cars, entering races in the UK, Europe and across the world.

United Autosports have come to know many of the world’s leading motorsport manufacturers throughout their various global racing programmes. They are now proud suppliers of some of these companies, all being expertly catered for under the United Autosports name. Through their relationship with Jim McGuire, they became UK agents for AERO Sustainable Paint Technology in 2017, while in 2019, they added HRX racewear and Stilo helmets to the extensive portfolio of companies they represent.