Pegasus Racing tests Ligier and Corvette machinery


Pegasus Racing has completed the initial test runs for two of its new racing packages.

The Alsace-based squad, which currently runs a Morgan-Nissan in the European Le Mans Series LMP2 category, recently took to the track with its newly purchased Ligier JSP3 and Corvette GT3 models.

Team boss Julien Schell was on hand to test the Onroak-produced Ligier, completing around 50 laps at Magny-Cours on Monday, September 19.

“We recently tested our new Ligier, which is currently the dominant package in LMP3,” he said.

“I was able to test it on track conditions ranging from damp, to drying, to dry. It’s a beautiful car; very well built and easy to handle. It’s an absolute pleasure to drive.”

“It’s a car that suits the needs of both amateur and professional racing drivers. I must thank Jacques Nicolet [president of Onroak Automotive], who made this test session possible, as well as all the Onroak Automotive team members who were present today.”

The team also took the opportunity to test a Corvette C6 ZO6 GT3 purchased at the start of 2016.

Schell took the car out for a shakedown ahead of its race debut at the 500 Nocturnes GT race at Anneau du Rhin – near the team’s base in  Alsace – on October 8.

The 3 hours 20 minutes night race features a mixed grid of GT3 cars including Lamborghini Huracans, Ferrari 458s, Porsche 997s and McLaren 650Ss.

“The purpose of this entry is to make people aware of Pegasus Racing within the Alsace region,” said Schell. “This will coincide with the opening of our showroom, where we plan to sell dedicated sports cars including Corvettes, Camaros and Cadillacs. I am delighted that we are able to take part in this event.”

Alongside testing, Pegasus Racing is also gearing up for the penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series, which takes place at Spa-Francorchamps on September 25. Drivers Leo Roussel, Remi Striebig and Ines Taittinger are currently 15th in the LMP2 standings heading to Belgium.