A step up to LMP2 for Salih with United Autosports in Asian Le Mans

United Autosports has confirmed that Salih Yoluc, Guy Cosmo and Patrick Byrne will move up to the LMP2 class for the team’s debut in the Asian Le Mans Series later this month.

Yoluc, Cosmo and Byrne were the first Asian Le Mans Series announcement for United Autosports, originally entering the LMP3 class, but the trio have now made plans along with the team, to step up to the LMP2 class.

"I'm very happy to have the chance to drive a P2 car, it's always been a dream,” said Salih. “I'm seriously considering about moving into P2's in the near future as a career move, so that'll be a great opportunity to see how I get on against some very good driver line ups.

"It will be a steep learning curve for me as the only prototype experience I have is in the LMP3 car I drove with Guy and Patrick in Abu Dhabi last December. This one will be on a whole other level. I’m really looking forward to it."

The first round of the Asian Le Mans Series will begin on 24 November at Shanghai, China, before moving to Fuji, Buriram and finishing at Sepang.

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Earl Alexander