United Autosports has announced that it will debut the Ligier JS P4 in this year’s LMP3 Cup season, running a pair of the new French sports prototypes in the series’ new PT4 class. This news comes shortly after DSC found out that a pair of JS P4s had been sold into the UK market.
The JS P4, which is effectively one step up from CN and one step down from LMP3 is powered by a supercharged 3.7-litre Ford V6 engine. In the PT4 class, the car is eligible to compete against other JS P4s and Radical RXCs. United has stated that the new category has many teams interested ahead of the season.
“I’m really pleased we can debut the Ligier JS P4 at Donington Park,” said Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director of United Autosports. “It is the perfectentry level car for drivers who want to get a taste of prototype racing and the LMP3 Cup is the perfect platform to do that on.
“We will be announcing our drivers soon, but I’m hopeful the category will take off in the way the LMP3 class has.”
“I am delighted that United Autosports are entering the Ligier JS P4,” added Christopher Haynes, Bute Motorsport’s managing director. “After having worked closely with the ACO and MSVR to run this class, we believe the move will further cement the status of the LMP3 Cup as the go-to championship for those who aspire to race at Le Mans, whilst broadening its appeal to a greater pool of teams and drivers alike.”
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