A studious Test Day

The 24 Hours of Le Mans 86th edition Test Day took place yesterday. It was a studious day for Onroak Automotive and the teams who are entering their sport prototypes in the classic Le Mans race this year. Equipped with a new “Le Mans” aerodynamic kit, the eight Ligier JS P217 on track covered a total of 556 laps, or 7'576 km, without any technical incidents.

Making the most of the summer weather, the teams managed to test different set ups and collect a maximum of data that will be analysed by the engineers over the coming days before the official practice sessions get underway.

On the very specific Le Mans layout, the Ligier JS P217 proved itself to be well balanced, setting a good pace and a good top speed. The #23 Ligier JS P217 of Panis Barthez Compétition recorded, whilst being driven by Timothé Buret, a top speed of 333.9 km/h.

At the heart of a very competitive field of twenty LM P2 cars, and among the intense traffic of sixty cars on track, the #22 United Autosports Ligier JS P217 set the sixth best time, confirming its potential.

The official sessions on the 13th and 14th of June will allow the teams to refine their setup and to confirm their technical choices before the start that will be given on Saturday the 16th of June at 3 ‘o clock. Before heading back on track, the competitors are awaited on the 10th and 11th of June at the Place de la République for the traditional “Pesage”, the administrative checkings and scrutineering for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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