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Graff Racing Becomes First Customer of Ligier JS P3

Graff Racing orders first Ligier JS P3 for LMP3…

Image: Onroak Automotive

Image: Onroak Automotive

After a potential effort with the Ligier JS P2 chassis in the European Le Mans Series failed to materialize, Graff Racing is now set to field a Ligier JS P3 entry in the series by year’s end.

Led by Bronze-rated driver Eric Trouillet, the team is set to take delivery of their new chassis in September, and will compete in the season-ending 4 Hours of Estoril on Oct. 17-18.

The French team, which currently competes in the V de V Endurance Proto Challenge, concurrently aims to field a Ligier JS P3 in the six-hour final round of the season, also held at Estoril.

Onroak Automotive’s new chassis borrows from the success of the Ligier JS P2 package, with the LMP3 iteration featuring very similar aerodynamics and technology.

“After the success of the Ligier JS P2, we’re working hard with a lot of enthusiasm on the development and sales of the Ligier JS P3,” said Jacques Nicolet, President of Onroak Automotive.

Onroak’s new chassis is slated to compete with Ginetta’s current LMP3 package in coming years; talks have been ongoing with interested teams globally, particularly in Asia.

“Our teams are working flat out to supply our clients with the best possible products,” said Nicolet.

“We’re determined to give them complete satisfaction, and we’ll do our utmost to support them with the new Ligier JS P3 to score more successes.

“The LMP3 category, a new step on the endurance pyramid, is a perfect launch pad for teams wishing to race in the V de V Endurance Series, or who want to compete in the European Le Mans Series or Asian Le Mans Series.”

The Ligier JS P3 will be officially unveiled during the week leading up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Beck Duggleby (@BDuggleby) is a contributor to Sportscar365, focusing on coverage of the European Le Mans Series for 2015.


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