Pierre Ragues

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Pierre Ragues
Pierre Ragues - Le Mans 2012.JPG
Nationality France French
Born (1984-01-10) January 10, 1984 (age 30)
Caen
2014 FIA World Endurance Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team Signatech-Nissan
Car no. 26
Previous series
2011
2011
2007
2006, 0811
20042005
2004–05
2003
2003
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
American Le Mans Series
International Formula Master
Le Mans Series
Eurocup Formula Renault
French Formula Renault
FIA GT Championship
Formula Renault Campus
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2006, 20082014
Teams Paul Belmondo Racing, Saulnier Racing, Signature Team, OAK Racing
Best finish 10th (2012)
Ragues driving for Saulnier Racing at the 2008 1000km of Silverstone.

Pierre Ragues (born 10 January 1984 in Caen) is a French racing driver, who competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Debuting in karting in 1994, Ragues was second in the Monaco Kart Cup in Formula A in 2001, and third in the French Elite Championship. Since starting to race cars, Ragues has continued to compete in karts.[1]

Single-seaters[edit]

Ragues started racing cars in 2003 when he took part in Formula Renault Campus in France, finishing runner-up to dominant champion Laurent Groppi and scoring one race win. He also took part in the 2003 Spa 24 Hours in a Paul Belmondo Racing-run Chrysler Viper GTS-R. For the following years he raced in French Formula Renault, finishing 12th and 15th overall in the two seasons.

After racing sportscars in 2006, Ragues took part in International Formula Master in 2007, finishing 14th overall with one podium finish.

Sportscars[edit]

In 2006 Ragues started in sports car racing, contesting the LMP2 class of the Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans for Paul Belmondo Racing. After his brief return to single-seaters, in 2008 he raced for Saulnier Racing and finished fifth in the Le Mans Series LMP2 drivers' standings and third in class at Le Mans.

2009 saw him start his relationship with the Sigature team. They finished 11th overall and tenth in LMP1 at the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans and seventh in the Le Mans Series. Signature switched to a Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 for 2010, and the team finished second in the LMS teams' championship with their drivers in fourth place.

In 2011 Ragues switched back to the Saulnier team, now operating as OAK Racing, before returning to Signature in 2012, now racing as Signatech-Nissan. He finished tenth overall and fourth in LMP2 at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2006 France Paul Belmondo Racing France Claude-Yves Gosselin
Saudi Arabia Karim Ojjeh
Courage C65-Ford LMP2 84 DNF DNF
2008 France Saulnier Racing China Cheng Congfu
France Matthieu Lahaye
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP2 333 18th 3rd
2009 France Signature-Plus France Franck Mailleux
France Didier André
Courage-Oreca LC70E-Judd LMP1 344 11th 10th
2010 France Signature-Plus France Franck Mailleux
Belgium Vanina Ickx
Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 LMP1 302 DNF DNF
2011 France OAK Racing France Guillaume Moreau
Portugal Tiago Monteiro
OAK Pescarolo 01 Evo-Judd LMP1 80 DNF DNF
2012 France Signatech-Nissan France Nelson Panciatici
Russia Roman Rusinov
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 351 10th 4th
2013 France Signatech-Alpine France Nelson Panciatici
France Tristan Gommendy
Alpine A450-Nissan LMP2 317 14th 8th
2014 France Larbre Compétition Japan Keiko Ihara
United States Ricky Taylor
Morgan LMP2-Judd LMP2 341 14th 9th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pierre Ragues career statistics". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mathias Beche
Pierre Thiriet
Le Mans Series Champion
2013 with:
Nelson Panciatici
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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