With an eye towards 2015 and its planned LMP2 debut in the European Le Mans Series, Graff Racing completed a test with a Morgan-Nissan this week at Estoril. (En Français)
Eric Trouillet turned his first laps in the Onroak Automotive-built prototype, which had been used in the early season rounds of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship, as an initial prototype experience prior to the team’s planned run with a Ligier JS P2 in 2015.
“This day was an opportunity to discover a LMP2 car,” team manager Pascal Rauturier said. “The weather was hardly advantageous but Eric [did well]. We took the opportunity to look closely at the Krohn Ligier JS P2 (which was also testing). There’s nothing to complain about.
“The Ligier JS P2 is well conceived. This is a racing team who thought out the car with all of its know-how.”
The car, running in FIA WEC trim, was fitted with bodywork from OAK Racing’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship car.
“Graff really wants to build something with Onroak Automotive,” Rauturier added. “For us, the choice of the Ligier is fixed. We will follow the letter of instructions from Onroak.
“I think this adventure [starts] with the people of the calibur of Jacques Nicolet, Guillaume Moreau and Philippe Dumas.”
Alongside its ELMS effort, Graff also plans to take the team back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, entry pending.