Former American Le Mans Series LMPC champion Mike Guasch returns to the United Autosports team for their maiden European Le Mans Series campaign this year.

Guasch will join Alex Brundle in one of the team’s two Ligier JS P3 cars as preparations intensify for the Anglo-Amercian team’s ELMS debut that begins at Silverstone on 16 April.

The American businessman raced for the Leeds-based team in 2010 and 2011 in an Audi R8 LMS GT3 sportscar and scored the team’s first race victory at Snetterton alongside Matt Bell – who will be piloting the team’s second Ligier in 2016. Mike also raced with the team in the 2010 FIA GT3 Championship, with Mark Patterson as his team mate. Mark too has been announced as part of the team’s 2016 ELMS campaign.

Guasch is no stranger to racing prototypes having won the 2013 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) driver’s championship in an LMPC and claiming LMPC class victory in the 2015 Tudor United Sports Car Championship Daytona 24 Hours. He has also scored wins at Sebring (where he has taken class honours three times), Lime Rock and Road Atlanta last year and won the overall championship in the North American Endurance Cup. Mike has taken .

The team, who are looking for a second bronze graded driver to join Alex and Mike and a silver graded driver to join Mark Patterson and Matt Bell, have recently taken delivery of their first Ligier JS P3 sports car.