‘Future world champion’ eyes victory

March 13, 2023 | News

Gulf Daily News | ADNAN SIPRA

11 Nov 2022

As the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain, the FIA World Endurance Championship’s (WEC) season-ending round, gets underway today at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), all eyes will be on a teenager, touted as a future world champion, who has already created history this year by becoming the youngest-ever driver to compete in the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.

Josh Pierson, who turned 16 just last February, has already made a name for himself in his first year with United Autosports, co-owned by McLaren Formula One chief executive Zak Brown, which competes in Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) cars in the WEC.

In his first championship for United, Josh aced the Asian Le Mans Series in Abu Dhabi, driving to two consecutive wins with teammate Paul Di Resta …