To help foster the growth of the new-for-2014 CN category, Onroak Automotive has established the “Ligier Asian Challenge”, which will award the best Ligier JS 53 EVO driver lineup in the Asian Le Mans Series with a test in a LMP2 car at the end of the year.
The initiative by the French constructor will take each Ligier CN driver’s best four results out of the five-round Asian LMS championship. The highest-placed driver(s) will then get a chance to test an Onroak LMP2 car at the Sepang Circuit the day after the season finale on Dec. 8.
“I’m very happy with the ACO’s decision to open up the Asian Le Mans Series to CN prototypes, which provides a stepping stone to LMP2 and the Le Mans 24 Hours,” said Onroak Automotive President Jacques Nicolet.
“The Ligier Asian Challenge follows the same path; and with this project we hope we can encourage the development of this new category in the Asian Le Mans Series.
“In addition to the two Morgan LMP2s already entered by OAK Racing and Craft-Bamboo Racing, two Ligier JS 53 EVOs have been sent oﬀ to the Asian continent for clients who want to run them in 2014.
“These CN prototypes, thanks to their excellent price/performance ratio, will quickly swell the ranks of prototypes in Asia. As in all the series in which its chassis are being raced, an Onroak Automotive team will provide technical backup for our Liger CN client teams throughout the season.”