McLaren Automotive is set to make a triumphant return to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2024, partnering with United Autosports to compete in the LMGT3 class. The team will showcase two 720S GT3 EVO cars, reigniting McLaren’s legacy in endurance racing.
The 2024 WEC season kicks off on March 2 in Qatar, featuring eight rounds and concluding in Bahrain on November 2. A highlight of the championship is the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 15-16, where McLaren will compete for the first time since its historic win in 1998. This return marks 29 years since McLaren’s debut victory at Le Mans, where it completed the prestigious ‘Triple Crown’ of motorsport.
To commemorate this milestone occasion, the McLaren entries will feature the race numbers #59, mirroring the victorious F1 GTR’s number, and #95, in homage to the year of their landmark triumph. Michael Leiters, CEO of McLaren Automotive, expressed his excitement for the 2024 season and commended the partnership with United Autosports, known for their prowess in endurance racing. He emphasized McLaren’s commitment to transferring race track technology into their cars, ensuring peak performance for customers.
In addition to the two United Autosport entries, customer racing team Inception Racing is expected to join the grid, following Brendan Iribe’s success in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. United Autosports, 2020 winners of the Le Mans LMP2 class, have already started their preparations for the 2024 campaign, with testing of the 720S GT3 EVO underway. Richard Dean, CEO of United Autosports, voiced pride and gratitude for the partnership with McLaren and the opportunity to represent the brand in a World Championship, particularly at Le Mans. View all McLaren supercars and hypercars currently for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.