After very encouraging debuts in the Daytona 24 Hours, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports was back in action on 23-24 February in the official IMSA test at Sebring.
Olivier Pla, Onroak Automotive development driver, came to lend a hand to PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports which is making its debut in the prototype category. The no. 52 Ligier JS P217 in the hands of the Frenchman set the fourth-quickest time in the first two sessions. These two days helped the team and drivers to collect precious information in view of the Sebring 12 Hours.
The Ligier JS P3s entered by teams Extreme Speed Motorsports, ANSA Motorsports, JDC-Miller Motorsports, P1 Motorsports and HP-Tech will be running on 9-10 March, the week before the first round of the Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda, which will be a curtain-raiser to the Sebring 12 Hours in Florida.
To support these American clients at the test days Onroak Automotive North America will receive the backup of part of the staff from Onroak Automotive Magny-Cours. Onroak Automotive North American will also send its development car to Sebring for Dane Cameron, Cadillac DPi driver, who will be given the job of finding the best setup for the Ligier JS P3 on Continental tyres and share it with the Ligier teams on the spot. The development car will also be available for client tests during this two-day practice session. In addition, Onroak Automotive North America will have two new Ligier JS P3s at Sebring available for potential buyers. It will also supply technical support equivalent to that which proved itself in the European Le Mans Series in 2016.
> Sebring, 15-18 March
Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA WeatherTech sportsCar Championship – 2nd round
& IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda – 1st round