The first British-based customer of the Ligier JS P3 chassis has been confirmed.
Steve Donovan, managing director of British cashless payment company Counter Solutions, has purchased one Ligier chassis for use in the LMP3 prototype category.
Donovan has gained the services of Shropshire-based YIL Engineering to maintain the car, which was revealed to the public at Le Mans last month.
“Counter Solutions ordered a Ligier JS P3 car because of the outstanding quality of the whole car and the benefits the JS P3 car has gained from the knowledge gathered within Ligier/Onroak Automotive on the LMP2 project,” said Donovan. “For me, this made it the only real LMP3 car to consider.”
The first British-bought Ligier JS P3 will take part in the V de V Endurance Series, and in British endurance racing events, although it will not be eligible for the Britcar Silverstone 24 Hours after prototype machinery was outlawed following this year’s race.
Donovan will share the car with former V de V competitor Richard Bernans, and although the continental endurance championship is the current focus, a future LMP3 campaign in the European Le Mans Series has not been discounted.