Celebrations for United Autosports after a one-two finish in Monza at the weekend. Picture: UNITED AUTOSPORTS WEBSITE

MOTOR SPORT: Alex Brundle was part of a first-time double victory for United Autosports in the ELMS championship.

  United Autosports bagged the 2020 European Le Mans Series Championship after victory in Monza, Italy, at the weekend.

  The #32 Oreca 07 crew of King’s Lynn racer Brundle with teammates Will Owen and Job van Uitert finished second by only 3.057 seconds to their sister car, the #22 crew of Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque who won from pole position after a hectic start.

The one-two finish to seal the 2020 European Le Mans Series championship was a first for the racing outfit. 

It rounded off what United Autosports have described as an “incredible few weeks” after winning the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship last month.

Brundle said: “Firstly it’s an amazing result for the team. It rewards what we and the #22 car have been working on all year. 

“I was pushing extremely hard at the end to try and close the gap to Phil who was driving incredibly. 

“I think the main thing that cost us the race was back markers who ignore blue flags. 

“Especially annoying when they are driving for teams that have been in this series for a long time and should now how it works by now. The #22 car deserves this.”