Graff Racing ready to tackle Le Mans 24H centenary edition
In order to properly celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of le Mans, Graff Racing confirms 5 cars in 3 different competitions during the two weeks of the event.
In this edition of the 24 Hours of le Mans, GRAFF Racing will compete in LMP2 Pro-Am category with an Oreca 07 driven by François Hériau, Patrick Pilet and Giedo van der Garde. Graff Racing is also happy to confirm the presence of Alexandre Cougnaud during the test day as he returns to the team where he had raced from 2018 to 2020.
The team also confirms its entry to the Road to le Mans races within Michelin le Mans Cup championship. Our two usual lineups with James Sweetnam, Lucca Allen, Fraser Ross and George Nakas will be joined by a 3rd Ligier JSP320. The drivers of this #38 car are Sébastien Page, returning to Le Mans after participating in last year’s edition of the 24 Hours; and Haowen Luo, who will debut in Le Mans.
Finally, Graff Racing is happy to announce the team will debut in Ligier European Series on June 4th with its Ultimate Cup Series graduate Jacopo D’Amato driving a Ligier JS P4.
Pascal Rauturier, Team Principal: “We are delighted to be at the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of le Mans in 3 categories. Graff’s ambition is to train and lead young drivers towards the pyramid of endurance racing. Being present from JSP4 with Jacopo d’Amato, our Ultimate Cup graduate, to LMP2 with Patrick Pilet who made his debuts with us proves that drivers’ training is at the core of Graff’s DNA.”
Alexandre Cougnaud, 24H reserve driver: “I am delighted to be back with team Graff as a reserve driver for this Centenary edition. I have been lucky enough to do three seasons with the team from 2018 to 2020 and it was important for me to stay close to this event after finishing 2nd in LMP2 last year.”
Sébastien Page, Road to le Mans driver #38: “After my experience in the 24 Hours of le Mans last year, I am glad to enter those two opening races and race once again on this historical track! Thanks to Graff for their hard work and dedication.”
Luo Haowen, Road to le Mans driver #38: “When I was a child, I liked watching racing anime. When I was in high school, I accidentally found that there is a race in real life, Le Mans is the prototype of anime, so Le Mans has always been a dream in my heart. My dream was to watch a Le Mans 24 Hours race one day, but did not expect my first visit to Le Mans to be as a racer, especially during the Centenary edition. This feels incredible and no one can imagine how excited I am!”
Jacopo d’Amato, Ligier European Series driver #39: “I am very happy to have the opportunity to race on the legendary circuit of the 24 Hours of le Mans. I will do my best to arrive physically and mentally ready for this challenge and perform the best I can.”
The Ligier European Series race will take place on Sunday, June 4th during the 24 Hours test day. Road to le Mans races will be on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of June, right before the 24 Hours of le Mans starting on June 10th.