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Olivier Panis & Fabien Barthez Announce LMP2 Venture

News broken by L’Equipe’ today of a new venture for Olivier Panis and Fabien Barthez, the ex F1 and sportscar star combining with the ex footballer to found a brand new LMP2 team called “Panis-Barthez Competition”.


The team will run a Ligier JS P2 Nissan and enter the car in the 2016 ELMS championship 2016. They will also solicit an entry for Le Mans. The car will be developed by team Tech 1 based in Toulouse.

Panis is not understood to be part of the driver line-up, but Barthez, who has had extensive experience in GT cars in recent years, is.

The car should be testing end of November.