Tag Archive: Ligier

May 11

ELMS: United Autosports sell first Ligier into the UK market

United Autosports have sold their first Ligier JS P3 to a UK team, Tockwith Motorsport.

ELMS -United Autosports sell first Ligier into the UK market Tockwith Motorsport, based in North Yorkshire, will enter the inaugural Prototype Cup race at Snetterton on 8-9 October with Phil Hanson and Nigel Moore. They then intend to take part in the full 2017 Prototype Cup season, with their ultimate aim being a European Le Mans Series entry in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Martin Brundle will drive for United Autosports in the inaugural Le Mans LMP3 race – The Road to Le Mans – in June

Martin Brundle joins United Autosports for Le Mans LMP3 race

2015-10-24_39723 The former Formula One driver and current Sky F1 commentator will drive one of the team’s Ligier JS P3 cars in the hour-long race – a support event at the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours on 18 June. Martin will coincidentally race the same Onroak Automotive manufactured chassis his son, Alex, drives in the European Le Mans Series – the car that won the team’s maiden ELMS race at Silverstone earlier this month (16 Apr). Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Victory for ESM (Ligier) at Rolex 24 Hours Daytona

Patron ESM LMP2 wins Daytona 24 Hours

A starring drive by 2015 WEC standout Pipo Derani and a solid effort by the whole team, co-drivers Ed Brown, Scott Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek and the car itself saw the history books re-written in Daytona this weekend, with the Tequila Patron ESM team scoring overall victory in the 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Villorba Corse switches to Ligier for 2016 ELMS campaign

Lacorte / Sernagiotto to continue their “Road to Le Mans” project with the new LMP3 prototype

Ligier JS P3 Scuderia Villorba Corse will take part in the European Le Mans Series also in 2016. Italian team is confirming its LMP3 class commitments in the ACO Le Mans sanctioned international championship but it will line up a different prototype; the new Ligier JS P3. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

A very busy month of December for Onroak Automotive (Ligier)

Back at the Magny-Cours and Le Mans workshops, mechanics have been hard at work to deliver to clients on time

Onroak Automotive, which designs and builds the Ligier JS P2s (LM P2) and JS P3s (LM P3) organized two December testing sessions in Spain for several of its outfit clients. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

BE Motorsport to conquer Europe with new Ligier LMP3

New name, same ambitious goals for BE Motorsport, formerly known as Buggy Experience Racing Team

BE Motorsport 2 The Spanish team will contest the European Le Mans Series and the V de V with its recently acquired Ligier-Nissan LMP3. Javier Ibrán, Toni Castillo and Mathijs Bakker have been announced as drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Prost says being a team manager his ‘biggest mistake’

Alain Prost: Two days before I signed the contract [to take over Ligier] I did not want to do it anymore…

Prost says being a team manager his 'biggest mistake'Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Alain Prost says the ‘biggest mistake’ he made during his career was becoming the owner of his own team, revealing he wanted to scrap the deal days before he signed a contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Shank looks forward to Sebring, improving Ligier/Honda

“We’re going to go as hard as we can the rest of the year”

Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian brought a brand-new package to the recent Rolex 24 At Daytona, fielding the No. 60 Tire Kingdom Ligier JS P2/Honda for Ozz Negri, John Pew, AJ Allmendinger and Matt McMurry. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Brundle captures TOTAL Pole Award at Circuit Of The Americas, in brand-new Honda-powered Ligier for OAK Racing

Rayhall takes second straight PC-Class TOTAL Pole award for 8Star Motorsports

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo OAK Racing skipped the “shakedown phase” for its new No. 42 Ligier JS P2/Honda in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Ligier pushing Magny Cours as French GP host

Amid France’s push to return to the F1 calendar, it appears Magny Cours is not yet out of the game.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FrancePrime minister Francois Fillon, however, has earmarked Paul Ricard – the well-known test circuit at Le Castallet near Marseille – as the host. But it was Magny Cours that hosted the French grand prix between 1991 and 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Marussia ‘made most sense’ for rookie Pic – Panis

The French newcomer, speaking in Paris, has been signed by the former Virgin team Marussia for 2012 and 2013.

2011-11-27 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Abu Dhabi - Charles Pic12 - Marussia Virgin RacingThe French sports daily L’Equipe on Tuesday quoted Charles Pic as saying his target for next season is to “reach the level” of his experienced teammate Timo Glock “as soon as possible”.

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Mar 23

Herbert to be F1 steward in Australia

Johnny Herbert will make his fourth appearance as a formula one steward this weekend in Melbourne.

Johnny HerbertAustralian Grand PrixThe former three-time grand prix winner made his debut in the white FIA shirt in Malaysia last year, and then returned to officialdom in Turkey and then Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Walkinshaw, 64, dies of lung cancer

Former Arrows team boss and owner Tom Walkinshaw has died of lung cancer aged 64.

Tom Walkinshaw portraitHolden Commodore logoThe sad news about the Scot broke on the Twitter network, with former driver Mark Blundell paying tribute to the “good driver and team owner, RIP”. It was later confirmed by the professional English rugby club Gloucester, which was owned by its Scottish-born chairman Walkinshaw. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Herbert to make third steward appearance in Brazil

His best finish at Interlagos was fourth

Johnny HerbertJohnny Herbert 2Johnny Herbert will make his third appearance in 2010 as a formula one steward this weekend. The 46-year-old Briton, who won three grands prix during his career spanning 165 races until 2000, debuted in the role in Malaysia and then wore an FIA shirt again in Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Johansson returns to Audi

With United Autosports for epic 24 hour race in Belgium

Stefan Johansson will return to the wheel of an Audi this summer when the Swede drives a R8 LMS GT3 sports car for United Autosports in the Spa 24 Hours (31 July-1 August).The 53-year-old Los Angeles-based Scandinavian is a veteran of almost twenty 24 Hour races and won the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours in 1997 but will actually be making his début in the annual twice-around-the-clock Belgian encounter. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Herbert to be F1 steward again in Turkey

Johnny Herbert will this weekend once again act as F1’s driver steward.

The 45-year-old Briton, who won three grands prix during his career spanning 165 races until 2000, debuted in the role in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Blundell marks his return to race action with United Autosports at Spa (+photo)

British former 24 Hours of Le Mans race winner to drive Audi GT3 sports car

Britain’s Mark Blundell will drive an Audi R8 LMS sports car for United Autosports in the Spa 24 Hours in Belgium this summer (Jul 31-Aug 1). The 44-year-old Royston-based Londoner who won the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans but stepped away from active motorsport after finishing second in the French marathon seven years ago, makes a one-off return to the cockpit for the high-profile American-owned, British operated “customer” Audi team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Guy Ligier buys into Magny Cours – report

Guy Ligier is set to buy into the beleaguered former French grand prix venue Magny Cours.

The Circuit de Nevers featured on the formula one calendar between 1991 and 2008, meaning France is no longer represented on the sport’s annual schedule. Read the rest of this entry »