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

Pierre Ragues
Pierre Ragues - Le Mans 2012.JPG
NationalityFrance French
Born (1984-01-10) 10 January 1984 (age 35)
Caen, France
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season2012
Current teamSignatech-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
Years2006, 20082016
TeamsPaul Belmondo Racing, Saulnier Racing, Signature Team, OAK Racing
Best finish10th (2012)
Ragues driving for Saulnier Racing at the 2008 1000km of Silverstone.

Contents

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

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-seatersEdit

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.

SportscarsEdit

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 Signature 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.

Racing recordEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2006   Paul Belmondo Racing   Claude-Yves Gosselin
  Karim Ojjeh
Courage C65-Ford LMP2 84 DNF DNF
2008   Saulnier Racing   Cheng Congfu
  Matthieu Lahaye
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP2 333 18th 3rd
2009   Signature-Plus   Franck Mailleux
  Didier André
Courage-Oreca LC70E-Judd LMP1 344 11th 10th
2010   Signature-Plus   Franck Mailleux
  Vanina Ickx
Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 LMP1 302 DNF DNF
2011   OAK Racing   Guillaume Moreau
  Tiago Monteiro
OAK Pescarolo 01 Evo-Judd LMP1 80 DNF DNF
2012   Signatech-Nissan   Nelson Panciatici
  Roman Rusinov
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 351 10th 4th
2013   Signatech-Alpine   Nelson Panciatici
  Tristan Gommendy
Alpine A450-Nissan LMP2 317 14th 8th
2014   Larbre Compétition   Keiko Ihara
  Ricky Taylor
Morgan LMP2-Judd LMP2 341 14th 9th
2015   Team SARD-Morand   Oliver Webb
  Zoël Amberg
Morgan LMP2 Evo-SARD LMP2 162 DNF DNF
2016   Larbre Compétition   Jean-Philippe Belloc
  Yutaka Yamagishi
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Am
316 37th 8th
2017   Signatech Alpine Matmut   Nelson Panciatici
  André Negrão
Alpine A470-Gibson LMP2 362 4th 3rd
2019   Duqueine Engineering   Nico Jamin
  Romain Dumas
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 363 12th 7th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2012 Signatech-Nissan LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SEB SPA
12
LMS
4
SIL
3
SÃO
7
BHR
4
FUJ
EX
SHA
7
6th† 60†
2013 Signatech-Alpine LMP2 Alpine A450 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS
8
SÃO COA FUJ SHA BHR NC 0
2014 Larbre Compétition LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 SIL SPA LMS
9
COA FUJ SHA BHR SÃO NC 0
2015 Team SARD Morand LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Evo SARD (Judd) 3.6 L V8 SIL SPA
2
LMS NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR 5th* 18*

* Season still in progress.
There was no drivers championship that year, the result indicates rank in the LMP2 Trophy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pierre Ragues career statistics". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 19 June 2012.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mathias Beche
Pierre Thiriet
Le Mans Series Champion
2013 with:
Nelson Panciatici
Succeeded by
Paul-Loup Chatin
Nelson Panciatici
Oliver Webb