Henderson Insurance Brokers Limited (HIBL) has confirmed their title sponsorship of the new UK LMP 3 Championship. This is a continuation of their long-term sponsorship in motorsport, which includes supporting United Autosports since the team began racing in 2010.
In 2017 a new championship named The UK LMP3 Championship, will be launched and this is the first ACO Sanction Championship developed in the UK.
The Automobile Club de’l’Ouest (ACO) promoters of the 24 hours of Le Mans, introduced the LMP class in 2015. The category has grown rapidly and is now accepted worldwide, including the European Le Mans series and the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup, Michelin Le Mans Cup and the IMSA Prototype Challenge, with the support of HIBL United Autosports will be entering the ELMS in both LMP2 and LMP3 in 2017 and will be racing the 24 Hour Le Mans in their Ligier JS P217.
To complement this initiative HIBL have established a Sports Division, which will be trading under the name of SportsInsure. A dedicated office has already been set up, which will cater for all the sports business that they presently hold, and will be supported by a number of Sports Ambassadors from cricket, golf, football and boxing.
Joe Henderson CEO of HIG stated – “I’m thrilled to be teaming up with the guys at United Autosports once again and also expanding our motorsport activities by supporting the brand new British LMP3 Championship. The LMP3 class has grown rapidly over the last few years and to be involved with the first ACO sanctioned LMP3 championship in Britain is great. This follows a very successful 2016 when United Autosports ran 2 teams in prototype cup, the championship was won in one of the cars, the lead driver being Alex Blundell son of formula 1 driver and sports commentator Martin Blundell, he won the championship outright.”
Richard Dean, Ligier UK, commented, “I’m delighted Henderson’s insurance are on board as title sponsors in the inaugural year for the new UK-based LMP3 Championship. This comes as the ACO have granted approval of the series here in the UK. This is going to be a great new championship and a fantastic stepping stone for any driver wanting to race in the ELMS, or eventually the Le Mans 24 Hours.”