Côme Ledogar

Côme Ledogar (born 23 May 1991) is a professional racing driver from France. He is best known for winning the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup overall title in 2016, with Robert Bell and Shane van Gisbergen. He is a McLaren factory driver.

Côme Ledogar
Come Ledogar.JPG
Ledogar in 2011.
NationalityFrance French
Born (1991-05-23) 23 May 1991 (age 29)
Annecy (France)
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup career
Debut season2013
Current teamGarage 59
Car number58
Former teamsStrakka Racing
Starts11
Wins2
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish1st in 2016
Previous series
2016-17
16-17
2015-16
2014-15
2014
2012-14
2011
201011
2009-10
2008
2007
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
International GT Open
Porsche Carrera Cup Italia
Porsche Supercup
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Porsche Carrera Cup France
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula BMW Europe
Formul'Academy Euro Series
Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium
Championship titles
2016
2016
2014
Porsche Carrera Cup Italia
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
Porsche Carrera Cup France

CareerEdit

Formula Renault 1.6Edit

Born in Annecy, Ledogar began his racing career in 2007 at the age of 16, making his début in single-seater in the Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium for Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing.[1] For 2008 he joined Formul'Academy Euro Series, which used the same Formula Renault 1.6 cars. He won four from fourteen races and had another two podium finishes, losing the title to Arthur Pic.[2]

Formula BMWEdit

In 2009, Ledogar moved to the Formula BMW Europe, joining DAMS team. He finished nine from sixteen races in points to finish season 17th.[3] For the next year he switched to Eifelland Racing. He had three podium finishes, improving to the sixth in the standings.[4]

Formula Renault 2.0Edit

In 2011, he switched to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, with the R-ace GP.[5] He ended season 19th with three point-scoring finishes. He also had a part-time campaign in Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with the same team, achieving podium finish at Zandvoort.[6]

Sports car racingEdit

 
Côme Ledogar on Porsche Supercup, Spa Francochamps in 2015.

In 2012, Ledogar decided to switch to sports car racing, joining Pro GT by Alméras in the Porsche Carrera Cup France. He won four from fourteen races but lost 22 points in the championship battle to Jean-Karl Vernay.[7] He remained in the Cup for 2013, switching to Sébastien Loeb Racing, but wasn't able to improve his position in the standings, winning only two races.[8] For 2014 he returned to Alméras team, finally winning the series, with four-point margin over Maxime Jousse after six race wins and another two podium finishes.[9]

For 2015 Ledogar had a double campaign in both Porsche Supercup and Carrera Cup Italia. He was victorious in the Italian series at Monza, Imola, Misano and Mugello and had another seven podiums on his way to the runner-up place behind Riccardo Agostini.[10] While in the Supercup he was eight in the standings, and the second-best season rookie with a podium at Hungaroring.[11][12]

In 2016, Ledogar continued to race in the Carrera Cup Italia. He amassed Mattia Drudi by 19 points in the championship battle and had six race wins with eight another podium finishes.[13] Also he became a McLaren factory driver.[14] He competed behind the wheel of McLaren 650S GT3 in the 2016 International GT Open and 2016 Blancpain GT Series with Garage 59 team. He won Monza GT Open race, but as he wasn't on the full schedule he finished only eleventh in the standings. While in the 2016 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, which was part of the Blancpain GT Series, he became champion with Robert Bell and Shane van Gisbergen.[15]

For 2017, Ledogar was more concentrated on GT Open, staying with Garage 59, pairing with Alexander West. He finished third in the Pro-Am standings. While in the 2017 Blancpain GT Series he joined Strakka Racing. But he finished only 69th, with just two points, which was scored on the opening round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.[16]

In 2018, Ledogar rejoined Garage 59 squad in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, becoming teammate of Ben Barnicoat and Andrew Watson.[17]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2008 Formul'Academy Euro Series Autosport Academy 14 4 3 5 6 120.5 2nd
2009 Formula BMW Europe DAMS 16 0 0 0 0 49 17th
2010 Formula BMW Europe Eifelland Racing 16 0 2 0 3 187 6th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Josef Kaufmann Racing 5 0 0 0 1 59 16th
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 R-ace GP 14 0 0 1 0 9 19th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 9 0 0 0 1 91 19th
2012 Porsche Carrera Cup France Pro GT by Almeras 14 4 2 5 9 231 2nd
2013 Porsche Carrera Cup France Sébastien Loeb Racing 11 2 2 1 2 118 5th
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am Hexis Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 Porsche Carrera Cup France Team Martinet — Alméras 12 6 6 2 8 188 1st
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Land Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 11 25th
Porsche Supercup Pro GT by Almeras 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Italia Tsunami RT 12 4 3 4 11 182 2nd
Porsche Supercup Pro GT by Almeras 10 0 0 0 1 81 8th
2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Italia Tsunami RT 18 6 8 11 14 182 1st
Blancpain GT Series Garage 59 11 2 2 0 0 68 12th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 5 2 0 0 2 68 1st
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
International GT Open 10 0 0 0 1 81 8th
2017 International GT Open - Pro-Am Garage 59 14 2 2 3 6 60 3rd
Blancpain GT Series Strakka Racing 8 0 0 0 0 2 69th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 4 0 0 0 0 2 44th
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup 4 0 0 1 0 0 NC
2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Garage 59 5 0 0 0 1 19 24th
Intercontinental GT Challenge McLaren 3 0 0 0 0 6 22nd
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Jackie Chan DC Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2018-19 Asian Le Mans Series Spirit of Race 3 1 2 0 1 35 7th
2019 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Garage 59 3 0 0 0 0 2 19th*
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Am Car Guy Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th

* Season still in progress.

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup resultsEdit

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2016 Garage 59 McLaren 650S GT3 Pro MIS
QR
MIS
CR
BRH
QR

32
BRH
CR

25
NÜR
QR

Ret
NÜR
CR

Ret
HUN
QR

23
HUN
CR

Ret
CAT
QR
CAT
CR
NC 0
2017 Strakka Racing McLaren 650S GT3 Pro MIS
QR
MIS
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZOL
QR

Ret
ZOL
CR

Ret
HUN
QR
HUN
CR
NÜR
QR

Ret
NÜR
CR

25
NC 0

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2018   Jackie Chan DC Racing   Ricky Taylor
  David Heinemeier Hansson
Ligier JS P217-Gibson LMP2 195 DNF DNF
2019   Car Guy Racing   Takeshi Kimura
  Kei Cozzolino
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
332 35th 5th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium 2007 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Formul'Academy Euro Series 2008 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Formula BMW Europe 2009 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Formula BMW Europe 2010 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Ledogar n'a plus de temps à perdre". Le Progrès (in French). Groupe EBRA. 24 December 2010. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2011 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Porsche Carrera Cup France 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Porsche Carrera Cup France 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Porsche Carrera Cup France 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Porsche Carrera Cup Italia 2015 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  11. ^ "All drivers of the 2015 season at a glance". racecam.de. racecam GmbH. 1 May 2015. Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2015 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Porsche Carrera Cup Italia 2016 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  14. ^ Errity, Stephen (10 May 2018). "Come Ledogar: McLaren GT's New French Fancy". dailysportscar.com. Dailysportscar. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  15. ^ Errity, Stephen (18 September 2016). "Nurburgring, Race: Lamborghini's Win, McLaren's Title". dailysportscar.com. Dailysportscar. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup — Pro 2017 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Impressive 54-car grid for Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup opener at Monza". blancpain-gt-series.com. SRO Motorsports Group. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alex Buncombe
Katsumasa Chiyo
Wolfgang Reip
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
Champion

2016
With: Rob Bell
and Shane van Gisbergen
Succeeded by
Mirko Bortolotti
Andrea Caldarelli
Christian Engelhart
Preceded by
Riccardo Agostini
Porsche Carrera Cup Italy
Champion

2016
Succeeded by
Alessio Rovera