Wayne Boyd has made winning the Michelin Le Mans Cup his priority in 2022

Templepatrick’s Wayne Boyd has put pen to paper on a new contract with United Autosports that keeps him at the British-run squad for a seventh consecutive season.

Boyd will join forces in 2022 with John Schauerman as they spearhead the team’s silverware quest in the six-round Michelin Le Mans Cup.

The opening race of the mini-endurance series gets underway on April 16 at Circuit Paul Ricard in France – the same venue for the official pre-season shakedown test that takes place three days earlier.

Team boss Richard Dean said securing the services of Boyd and Schauerman “made sense”, with co-owner and McLaren CEO Zak Brown admitting he had been left impressed by the “huge progression” both made this year.

Boyd and Schauerman finished fifth in the championship standings courtesy of two podiums at Barcelona and Paul Ricard respectively, and a fourth place at Monza.

Looking ahead to next season, 31-year-old Boyd says continuity for 2022 is important because it will allow the team to fight at the head of the LMP3 championship field.

“I’m so happy to be back with John and United Autosports in the Michelin Le Mans Cup,” said Boyd, who made his LMP2 debut at the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours earlier this year with United.

“It’s great for John and I to continue for our third season and to keep the momentum going. John did such a great job this year, his pace and consistency allowed us to always be fighting for the podium each race.

“I’m sure we can improve further and fight for the championship next year,” he continued. “2022 will be my seventh full season with United and it goes without saying the car they provide is always the highest standard. They are a fantastic group of people to be with.”

Schauerman added: “We had a great 2021 season with several podiums and a chance at the title going into the final race. With Wayne’s excellent driving and coaching, and the work from the whole team to provide a great car setup, we will build on the momentum from last year and fight for more podiums in 2022.”

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