Onroak Automotive at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours
During the last three Le Mans 24 Hours, Onroak Automotive has written important pages in its history with its Morgan LM P2 and Ligier JS P2.
After its first outing in 2012 the Morgan LM P2 tasted the ultimate success the following year. The nos 35 and 24 Morgan LM P2-Nissans entered by OAK Racing emerged victorious on their home turf at Le Mans scoring a memorable double in their category.
In 2014, the Ligier JS P2 that had just come from the Onroak Automotive workshops made a stunning impact on its debut by setting pole position, and the three cars entered crossed the finishing line in second, fifth and seventh places.
I’m very proud to see just how many Onroak Automotive chassis are on the starting grid...
This year, with nine cars on the grid, Onroak Automotive and Porsche are the best-represented manufacturers. In terms of numbers the seven Ligier JS P2s and the two Morgan LM P2s put Onroak Automotive in first place among the eight different chassis models and the 19 entries in LM P2.
The Ligier JS P2’s performance has attracted numerous teams. Seven cars run by four teams with three different engines and two tyre manufacturers will be at the start of the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours. At present the Ligier JS P2 is the only LM P2 in which the three homologated engines in the category are installed.
The variety shown by the different teams at both the technical level and the driver line-ups confirms the versatility of the Ligier JS P2.
The Morgan LM P2 is present in the race for the fourth year running! Two teams renew their trust in it with different technical packages. The EVO version, whose fledgling career got off to a brilliant start with a top-3 finish in the second round of the 2015 FIA WEC, should be particularly well suited to the Le Mans layout.
|26||G-Drive Racing||RUS||Ligier JS P2 - Nissan||Dunlop||R.Rusinov/J.Canal/S.Bird|
|28||G-Drive Racing||RUS||Ligier JS P2 - Nissan||Dunlop||G.Yacaman/LF.Derani/R.Gonzalez|
|29||Pegasus Racing||DEU||Morgan - Nissan||Michelin||L.Roussel/H-P.Tung/D.Cheng|
|30||ESM||USA||Ligier JS P2 - Honda||Dunlop||S.Sharp/R.Dalziel/D.Heinemeier Hanson|
|31||ESM||USA||Ligier JS P2 - Honda||Dunlop||E.Brown/J.Van Overbeek/J.Fogarty|
|34||Oak Racing||FRA||Ligier JS P2 - Honda||Dunlop||C.Cumming/L.Vanthoor/K.Estre|
|35||Oak Racing||FRA||Ligier JS P2 - Nissan||Dunlop||J.Nicolet/J-M.Merlin/E.Maris|
|40||Krohn Racing||USA||Ligier JS P2 - Judd||Michelin||T.Krohn/N.Jönsson/J.Barbosa|
|43||Team Sard Morand||CHE||Morgan EVO - Sard||Dunlop||P.Ragues/O.Webb/Z.Amberg|
Jacques Nicolet, President of Onroak Automotive: “I’m very proud to see just how many Onroak Automotive chassis are on the starting grid of the greatest endurance race in the world. The trust that more and more teams from all horizons are showing in us is the best possible reward for Onroak Automotive. This year opens a new chapter in the history of Onroak Automotive with the launch of the new LM P3, the Ligier JS P3-Nissan, which will be presented during the 24-Hours week. In the meantime, I would like to wish everybody a really great 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours!”
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