Boyd is over the moon with success at Silverstone

Wayne Boyd helped United Autosports to success at Silverstone. INLT 16-960-CON

Wayne Boyd helped United Autosports to success at Silverstone. INLT 16-960-CON

Templepatrick’s Wayne Boyd helped the United Autosports team make a stunning debut in the European Le Mans Series in the home Silverstone opener.

The British-based team placed first and second in the LMP3 category on its championship debut.

The #2 Alex Brundle / Christian England / Mike Guasch Ligier JS P3 finished ahead of the “sister” #3 Matt Bell / Boyd / Mark Patterson machine in the 4 Hours of Silverstone - both cars well clear of the field.

Giving his reaction to the team’s win, 25-year-old Boyd said: “Absolutely brilliant! I’m delighted for the team. Obviously getting a 1-2 after all the hard work that everyone has put in, in our first ELMS event and on ‘home’ soil, is the most important and biggest thing.

“To get straight on to the podium in P2 is fantastic. We have elements to work on for the next race but I’m absolutely over the moon. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend to start.”

It was an amazing achievement for United Autosports with all six drivers, fast, consistent and error-free plus the team itself flawless during pit-stops.

The team’s Ligiers led for 101 of the race’s 113 laps and also set the fastest two LMP3 race laps.

The second ELMS round is staged at Imola in Italy on May 15.