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[#Ligier50years – Story #32] After Laffite’s amazing win under the rain in September 1️⃣9️⃣8️⃣1️⃣ in Montreal, Ligier-Talbot-Matra was still in the running with the Ligier JS17 in Vegas. But nothing happened as planned. Laffite qualified 12th. After a great comeback, he was 2nd behind Jones but his tires were getting fouled. He was losing valuable positions and was called back to the pits too late to change the tires. When he restarted he was 8th. In the final lap, he took the 6th position to Watson. Ligier came very close to the title but finished 4th. Patrick Tambay on the second Ligier also had a difficult race. For his last race (Guy Ligier had decided to replace him by Eddie Cheever) he crashed hard in the tyre wall. Fortunately, he only suffered from a few bruising. . . . #justraceit #ligierautomotive #ligier #F1Heroes #F1photography #whenracingwasracing #jacqueslaffite #matra #talbot #peugeot #v12 #tambay #montreal #vegas 📷 @dppiimages
🦸‍♂️ Which LM P3 superhero are you?! For the @frd_lmp3 season the Ligier JS P3s are all dressed up with Marvel liveries. The first round takes place this weekend in Tianjin . Let us know which superhero livery you prefer: Ironman 🧲, Hulk🍀, Thor⚡️, Spiderman🕸 , Dr. Strange💫, Black Panther 🐅 or Falcon 🦅 ? . . . #justraceit #ligierautomotive #ligier #lmp3 #ligierjsp3 #frd #frdmotorsports #frdp3 #frdlmp3 #enduranceracing #marvel #falcon #blackpanther #drstrange #spiderman #ironman #Hulk #Thor 📷 @frd_lmp3
[#Ligier50years – Story #31] 1️⃣9️⃣8️⃣1️⃣ mid-season, Austria GP, first victory for Talbot-Ligier-Matra with the Ligier JS17! Jabouille became Technical Director at Ligier (replacing Ducarouge). After a few GPs at Ligier without results following his accident he had to give up his F1 career. The Renaults seemed unbeatable on this fast and at high altitude track. They were 1 or 2 secs faster than the other competitors. During the race, Jabouille dared an original strategy with the tyres: soft tyres at the front and hard tyres at the rear. A strategy that paid off: fastest lap in the race, 5th victory for Laffite and 7th for Ligier. Shame for Tambay on the #25 who had to retire on an engine break. Laffite and Ligier were still in the title chase, holding the 3rd position! . . . #justraceit #ligierautomotive #ligier #F1Heroes #F1photography #whenracingwasracing #jacqueslaffite #matra #talbot #peugeot #v12 #renault #jabouille #ducarouge #tambay 📸 @dppiimages
Another action-packed weekend for the @f4uschampionship F4 with 2️⃣3️⃣ Ligier JS F4s at @officialmidohio Sports Car. @crosslinkkiwimotorsport driver @joshua_car5 clinched his fifth victory of the season! . Round 10 🥇 @kikoporto_12 - @deforceracing #12 🥈 @joshua_car5 - @crosslinkkiwimotorsport #9 🥉 @nicky_hays - DC Autosport with Cape Motorsports #51 . Round 11 🥇 Joshua Car Racing - Crosslink / Kiwi Motorsport #9 🥈 Nicky Hays - DC Autosport with Cape Motorsports #51 🥉 @guilhermepeixoto99 - @deforceracing #99 . Round 12 🥇 Joshua Car Racing - Crosslink / Kiwi Motorsport #9 🥈 @christianbrooksracing - @followjhdd #4 🥉 Guilherme Peixoto - DeForce Racing 99 . #justraceit #ligierautomotive #ligier #F4US #XfinityMO #f4 #racing #motorsport 📷 @gavinbakerphoto
2️⃣ single-make series for the Ligier JS2 R! Unveiled in October 2018 to celebrate a little bit before time the make's 50th anniversary, the Ligier JS2 R has already spawned two single-make championships: the Ligier JS Cup France launched in 2019 and organised by @benoitabdelatif of Max Mamers and the Ligier European Series organised by the @elms_official which will start in 2020 during the ELMS' meetings. Two complementary series for this car designed exclusively for racing! Join us in 2020. To know more 👉 link in bio. . . . #justraceit #ligierautomotive #ligier #ligierjs2r #ligierjscup #elms #lmc #enduranceracing #motorsport #racing 📷 @dppiimages
[#Ligier50years – Story #30] The team had to wait until the 5th GP of the 1981 season, at Zolder, to clinch a podium with the Ligier JS17 Talbot-Ligier-Matra, a second place. It was Laffite's 20th podium. Ligier, as some other teams, had eventually accepted to interpret the regulation and to include Citroën hydropneumatic suspension. When the car was stationary, there was a 6-cm ground clearance as required by the regulation but on the track… After Zolder, the team won two other podiums in Monaco and Jarama after an historic battle between Laffite and Villeneuve on Ferrari (ground effect vs. turbo). . . . #justraceit #ligierautomotive #ligier #F1Heroes #F1photography #whenracingwasracing #jacqueslaffite #matra #talbot #peugeot #v12 #villeneuve #ferrari #zolder #monaco #jarama 📷 @dppiimages
@colinbraun in the #54 @coreautosport Ligier Nissan DPi set the second fastest lap time of the Friday practice sessions at @roadamerica in @imsa_racing 🔥. 👉 Qualifying is at 2:25 local time. 👉 Race is tomorrow at 2:35 - 5:15 pm. . . . #justraceit #ligierautomotive #ligier #nissan #imsa #imsa50 #roadamerica #coreautosport #racing #enduranceracing #motorsport 📷 @coreautosport
[#Ligier50years – Story #29] Back to 1981, a pivotal period for the squad. Ligier continued expanding and partnered with Talbot, a branch of Peugeot and Matra supplying the new V12 while waiting for a V6 turbo. A new car was designed, the Ligier JS17, fully compliant to the new regulation which required a 6-cm ground clearance for the skirts when the car was stationary. Laffite teamed up with Jarier who was filling in for Jabouille, still recovering from his 1980 accident. The start of the season was the theatre of many disputes and interpretations on the skirts’ regulation. Ligier for the first GPs strictly complied to the regulation and didn’t score any result…A harsh time for the team after the promising result of 1980. . . . #ligierautomotive #ligier #classicF1 #f1 #ligierF1 #ligierjs17 #retrogp #F1Heroes #F1photography #whenracingwasracing #jacqueslaffite #jeanpierrejarier #jabouille #matra #talbot #peugeot #v12
Discover the Ligier European Series, the brand new single-make series starting in 2020 during the @elms_official and @lemanscup events. Two types of Ligier cars will battle on the track, the Ligier JS P4, an easy-to-drive sports prototype and the Ligier JS2 R, the make’s anniversary GT. 5 rounds and 3h40 of racing per event! Join us in 2020! More information on www.ligiereuropeanseries.com 🔥 . . . #justraceit #ligierautomotive #ligier #elms #mlmc #lmc #ligierjscup #ligierjs2r #ligierjsp4 #lmp3 #gt #racing #motorsport 📷 @dppiimages
Fierce competition this weekend on the technical @virnow with 13 Ligier JS F3s in the @F3 americas and 22 Ligier JS F4s in the @f4uschampionship. . Race 1️⃣ F3 - 🥇 @benjaminp1999 #24🥈 @mso4racing #14🥉 @dickersonracing #72 F4 - 🥇 @joshua_car5 #9 🥈Jose Blanco #32🥉 @kikoporto_12 #12 . Race 2️⃣ F3 - 🥇 @benjaminp1999 #24🥈 @mso4racing #14 🥉Quinlan Lall #49 F4 - 🥇 @arthurleist #8🥈 @joshua_car5 #9 🥉 @christianbrooksracing #4 . Race 3️⃣ F3 - 🥇 @mso4racing #14🥈 @benjaminp1999 #24🥉 Quinlan Lall #49 F4 - 🥇 @christianbrooksracing #4 🥈 @joshua_car5 #9🥉 @arthurleist #8 . . . #justraceit #ligierautomotive #ligier #f3americas #formula3 #ligierjsf3 #formula4 #ligierjsf4 #f4uschampionship @hondaracing_hpd / @hankookmotorsports / @brmchronographes 📸 @gavinbakerphoto
Testing the new Ligier JS P320 and its elder sister, the Ligier JS P3 on the F1 @circuitmagnycours. 4️⃣0️⃣ degrees in the air to test the new toy! 🌡💥🔥 . . . #justraceit #ligierautomotive #ligier #lmp3 #ligierjsp320 #ligierjsp3 #enduranceracing #motorsport #elms #lmc #ultimatecupseries #imsa #asianlms
[#Ligier50years – Story #28] End of the 1980 season at the USA East Watkins Glen GP, on an old city track. It was the last race of Pironi at Ligier. He finished 3rd and clinched Ligier’s 25th podium. Laffite crossed the finishing line 5th, a good result given his injury at the tests when it went off the track. Pironi was leaving for Ferrari. The cohabitation didn’t last more than one season as with previous co-drivers. Laffite liked Pironi for his qualities as a driver and as a man. He said about him: “He was the true honesty”. Ligier finished 2nd in the World Constructors’ Championship 🥈. . . #ligierautomotive #justraceit #ligier #classicF1 #f1 #ligierF1 #ligierjs11 #retrogp #watkinsglen #F1Heroes #F1photography #whenracingwasracing #jacqueslaffite #pironi #ferrari 📷 @dppiimages