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Tockwith to Give Ligier JS P217 WEC Debut at Spa

Tockwith to make Ligier JS P217 Gibson’s WEC debut at 6H Spa…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

As revealed by Sportscar365 in February, Tockwith Motorsports will join the FIA World Endurance Championship for the WEC Six Hours of Spa next month, making the Ligier JS P217 Gibson’s series debut.

The British team, which is already running its Ligier in the European Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans, told Sportscar365 it was evaluating entering up to four WEC rounds in addition, including Spa.

Nigel Moore and Phil Hanson are listed on the provisional entry list for the second round of the WEC season, joined by ex-Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok.

The team’s Ligier joins a field of ten Oreca 07 Gibsons, including two badged as Alpine A470 Gibsons, and will be the first time the new-generation Ligier has run in the series.

Last weekend’s ELMS season-opening Four Hours of Silverstone featured five Ligiers, including the Tockwith car, which finished fifth. 

Although the team has made no indication on whether it still plans to enter any further WEC rounds, although team principal Simon Moore told Sportscar365 he was looking at the Spa, Nürburgring, Shanghai and Bahrain rounds.

Chandhok will also join Nigel Moore and Hanson at Tockwith for its debut attempt at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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