The LM P2 category is aimed at private teams, independent from manufacturers and/or engine suppliers. It responds to technical regulations and a strict limit on costs, defined by the FIA and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest. Close to the LM P1 on the technological side, namely with the carbon monocoque chassis, the LM P2 cars have less powerful engines.
Since 2017, a new regulation has been put into place with only four manufacturers chosen for the obligatorily closed chassis – Onroak Automotive, Oreca, Dallara and Riley Tech/Multimatic – and a unique engine supplier, Gibson Technology.
Meanwhile, the LM P2 of the previous generation will still be allowed to run.

JS P2 JS P217

In June 2014, the Ligier JS P2 made a great entry into competition: three chassis equipped with two engines and two different tyre manufacturers complete the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the most demanding races on the human, technical and sporting scale. This exploit was completed with pole position in LM P2 and second position in the category claimed by the Thiriet by TDS Racing Ligier JS P2-Nissan-Dunlop.