ABOUT - Pierre Ragues
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24H du Mans

WEC 2019 - 2020

1000 Miles of Sebring - United States
20th March 2020

Nationality: French
Date and place of birth: 10 January 1984 in Caen, France
Age: 35 years old
Languages: French, Italian, English
Hobbies: Karting
E-mail: pierre@ragues.fr

Endurance champion Pierre Ragues has built up a successful racing career on the back of firm foundations laid in the competitive field of karting. Following initial seasons in Formula Renault and Formula Masters, Pierre soon found his spiritual home in endurance racing, in which has competed since 2006.

Well versed in both LMP2 and LMP1 categories, Pierre became an integral member of the Signature team for their debut endurance season in 2009. An official association with Aston Martin in 2010 saw the team take second place in the LMP1 team's classification, which led Pierre to stay in LMP1 for 2011 with his former team OAK Racing. Pierre enjoyed a competitive second half to the season with three consecutive points finishes, underpinning his position as one of the team's shining lights.

He re-joined Signature in 2012 as part of the G-Drive by Signatech-Nissan team, taking part in the World Endurance Championship from Spa onwards. Fourth at Le Mans and a third place podium at Silverstone heralded a successful return to the team for the amiable Frenchman. One year later, under the new Signatech-Alpine name, Pierre took the ELMS title and cemented his position as one of endurance racing's most trusted and successful drivers.

Looking for fresh challenges in 2014, Pierre made an exceptional transition into the competitive world of rallying, joining several rally events with impressive performances. Pierre also took part in his eighth Le Mans with Larbre Competition, while also joining Morand Racing for a number of ELMS races, which included a stunning win at Paul Ricard.

He continued with a joint rally and endurance programme in 2015 but moved into the competitive FIA World Endurance Championship with TEAM SARD Morand. Pierre registered an impressive podium in his first event of the year at Spa and was frequently the quickest silver driver in the field, often among the quickest of anyone in the competitive LMP2 class.

Continuing to show his class in rally and endurance, Pierre joined Larbre Competition for 2016, making his debut in the GTE-Am category. It was a move that paid off with podiums in the opening two rounds at Silverstone and Spa, and a competitive performance at Le Mans. He scored a total of four podium finishes with third places also at Nürburgring and Circuit of the Americas.

For 2017, Pierre continued to mix rally and endurance racing. In addition to success on the rally stages, Pierre landed a seat with reigning LMP2 champions, Signatech Alpine Matmut, and participated at Spa, Le Mans and Nürburgring. Demonstrating his longevity and experience at the pinnacle of endurance racing, Pierre marked his 11th participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, claiming an impressive podium finish in LMP2 and fourth overall.

Throughout 2018, Pierre added more rally experience as well as joining the Duqueine Engineering team for a European Le Mans Series campaign. Pierre's competitiveness shone through in a closely fought LMP2 field. He led multiple events despite being hampered by technical issues, with a podium at the 4 Hours of Le Castellet remaining a season highlight. The French racer is now looking to write the next chapter in his impressive and varied career.

Career Highlights to Date

European Le Mans Series (Duqueine Engineering)
4 Hours of Le Castellet (3rd place)
Rallye de le Cote Fleurie (Citroën DS3 WRC, outright victory)

11th participation in 24 Hours of Le Mans
6th Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
World Endurance Championship (Signatech Alpine Matmut)
French Rally Championship (selected events: Rally de Mézidon-Canon outright winner; Rallye du Touquet; Rallye de la Cote Fleurie R5 win and podium)

6 Hours of Nürburgring / 6 Hours of COTA (3rd GTE-Am)
Tenth participation in 24 Hours of Le Mans (Larbre Competition – Corvette)
6 Hours of Silverstone / 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (3rd GTE-Am)
World Endurance Championship (Larbre Competition – Corvette)
French Rally Championship (selected events, Rallye du Touquet R5 podium; Rallye de la Cote Fleurie R5 win and podium

World Endurance Championship (TEAM SARD Morand)
6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (3rd LMP2)
French Rally Championship (Rallye du Touquet R5 podium; Rallye de la Cote Fleurie R5 win/podium)

World Endurance Championship (NewBlood by Morand Racing – 1 win)
24 Hours of Le Mans (Larbre Competition)
French Rally Championship (Lyon-Charbo), Coupe de France des Rallyes

European Le Mans Series Champion (Signatech-Alpine – 1 win, 2 podiums)
24 Hours of Le Mans (15th, 9th in LMP2)

World Endurance Championship
6 Hours of Silverstone (3rd LMP2)
24 Hours of Le Mans (4th LMP2)

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (OAK Racing, 5th LMP1)
Petit Le Mans (6th LMP1)
6 Hours of Silverstone (5th overall)

Le Mans Series (Signature and Aston Martin Racing Official Partner Driver – 2nd LMP1)
24 Hours of Le Mans (Signature and Aston Martin Racing Official Partner Driver – 6th til RET)

Le Mans Series (Signature Plus, 6th LMP1)
24 Hours of Le Mans (Signature Plus, 11th)

Le Mans Series (Groupe Pescarolo Automobiles, Team Saulnier Racing, 5th LMP2)
1000km of Nurburgring (2nd)
24 Hours of Le Mans (Groupe Pescarolo Automobiles, Team Saulnier Racing, 3rd LMP2)

Formula Master (Team Euronova, 3rd place at Oschersleben)
F3000 (Team ASR, Victory Bologna Motorshow)
Karting Super ICC (10th in European Championship)

Le Mans Series (Team Paul Belmondo Racing LMP2)
24 Hours of Le Mans (Team Paul Belmondo Racing – Debut)
Karting Super ICC (10th place in European Championship elite, 18th in World Championships)

Formula Renault 2.0 (Epsilon Sport)
Karting Super ICC French Championship (Victory in 24h of Le Mans karting)
Karting World Cup (8th Sarno, top French driver)

Formula Renault 2000 (Team SG Formula)
Karting (French and European Championships)

Formula Campus (French Formula Campus, Renault Elf Vice Champion: 1 win, 8 podiums, 3 poles)

Various Karting Championships

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