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Duqueine Engineering Add Le Mans Cup LMP3 Programme

To ELMS and VdeV plans. Three Ligiers for Road to Le Mans

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Duqueine Engineering are the latest team to confirm multiple programmes for their Ligier JS P3 LMP3 prototypes.

In addition to a repeat two car entry for the ELMS the Gilles Duqueine run team will enter a single car in the Michelin Le Mans Cup and a pair in the VdeV Series too.

The team plan to enter all three of their Ligiers at the Road to Le Mans races in June.

The ELMS programme sees a mix of drivers both returning, and new, to the team.

David Droux who scored a pair of second place class finishes with the team last year returns in the #7 Ligier, joined by fellow team returnee Antonin Borga and young karting talent Lucas Legeret.

The sister #8 car in ELMS sees another returning driver, Maxime Pialat joined by Henry Hassid, last seen in the ELMS in the GTE BMW of Marc VDS and newcomer to the team and to LMP3, Vincent Beltoise, nephew of ex F1 star Jean-Pierre and established star in one make Caterham and Porsche one make racing.

Joel Janco and Gerry Kraut will combine in Michelin Le Mans Cup, the pair also contesting the 2017 IMSA Prototype Challenge in JDC Motorsports entered Ligiers.

The team’s two car VdeV effort meanwhile will see Gilles Duqueine joined by ex Signatech Alpine LMP2 man Nelson Panciatici and Lucas Legeret in one car, Antonin Borga will be joined by Swedish driver Henning Enqvist in the other.