The Dutch team, owned by sportscar stalwart Peter Kox, made its first step into prototype racing this week. Kox and teammate Nico Pronk were so impressed by the Ligier they bought one.
Kox and Pronk will share the team’s Ligier JS P3 chassis this season. The team has not finalized where it will race yet after the test.
“We plan to take part in the official European Le Mans Series test at Paul Ricard at the end of March to see where we are,” Kox said.
“After that test we will work on a meaningful program. The ELMS would be an obvious choice, but as far as I know they have a waiting list,” Kox added.
Pronk and Kox raced a McLaren 650S GT3 during the 2015 season, having raced Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 before. “When you look at the cost development in GT3 in recent years, this is very interesting alternative,” Kox said.
“We can now only hope to get our car in time for the ELMS test at Paul Ricard and we’ll see what happens from there on.”
Duqueine Engineering, United Autosports, Eurointernational, OAK Racing Graff and Yvan Muller Racing were also present at Paul Ricard with a Ligier JS P3, while CPB Sport attended the test with an ADESS-03.
Earlier this week Polish team Inter Europol Competition confirmed plans to enter a Ligier JS P3 in the ELMS and the VdeV Endurance Series.
René de Boer contributed to this report