The #65 Panis Racing Oreca-Gibson and #24 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports car will race at Le Mans race in liveries designed by artist Laurent Minguet.
The effort will be enhanced by a joint pit box that is set to be presented as the “Racing Art Gallery”.
The artist Laurent Minguet will be on site before the 24 hours of Le Mans test day to complete the painting process on the bodywork of the cars.
Fine art reproductions of Laurent Minguet’s 0.6×0.9m paintings will be sold online on the official 24 hours of Le Mans shop in a limited edition of 24 prints for each car, the profits will go directly to Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque supporting children’s cardiac care.
The original 1×1.5m paintings of the Panis Racing & PR1/MathiasenMotorsports cars will be displayed in the ACO Club Members’ Chapel for the duration of the event.
The artist Laurent Minguet was immersed in the world of cars from an early age thanks to his father who was a sports car dealer. He took him to many racetracks, where Laurent attended the 24 hours of Le Mans for the first time in 1982 at the age of 12.
In the early 90s, he even took part in some Renault Cup and Formula Ford races, notably on the Le Mans circuit. He is a close friend of Simon & Sarah Abadie (Tech1 Racing – who manage the Panis Racing car and the PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports car) for years and then of Olivier Panis.
Pics copyright Laurent Mingeut