Wayne Boyd is set to take part in his second European Le Mans Series race on Sunday at the legendary Autodromo Enzo de Ferrari circuit, the former Grand Prix venue which will stage the 4 Hours of Imola.
For the young Ulster driver it will be totally different as Imola is a technical track with twists and turns, a contrast to Silverstone which hosted the opening round of the series.
It was a stunning one-two on its European Le Mans Series race debut for United Autosports topping the Drivers’ and Teams’ LMP3 points standings and the Anglo-American team are out for another points haul on Sunday.
The number 2 Ligier JS P3 of Alex Brundle/Christian England/Mike Guasch starts the race in Italy with a seven-point lead over the number 3 car of Matt Bell/Wayne Boyd/Mark Patterson.
The Imola track will be a new race venue for the much-travelled United Autosports team while only Brundle and Patterson have previously raced there.
But after the speed, consistency and race craft displayed by each driver at Silverstone combined with a clever race strategy and well-executed pit-stops, the Richard Dean and Zak Brown led team are intent on extending its points advantage.
United Autosports clocked up around 1,500-miles in a pre-season test along with all six drivers at Imola earlier this year and since the Silverstone race; the team has tested at Estoril, the Portuguese track that hosts the ELMS finale in October.
“Our test earlier this year was my first experience of Imola and we had a fantastic few days there.
“All of us showed good pace so I feel quietly confident.
“I am really looking forward to going back behind the wheel especially considering how well Silverstone went for the entire team,” commented Boyd.