10/01/84 – Caen
ABOUT PIERRE RAGUES
Endurance champion Pierre Ragues has built up a successful racing career on the back of firm foundations laid in the competitive field of karting. Since 2006, he has become one of the most trusted pair of hands in endurance racing with championship titles, race wins and a fearless on-track attitude that saw him, most recently, guide the Duqueine Engineering team to success.
Pierre is well versed in LMP1, LMP2 and GTE classes, being hand-picked by manufacturers like Aston Martin and Nissan, as well as some of world endurance racing’s finest teams: Signature, OAK Racing, Larbre Competition, Morand and Duqueine Engineering.
In 2010, Pierre took second on the LMP1 team classification with Aston Martin, kick-starting an impressive run of performances and results. 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 were highlights. One year later, under the new Signatech-Alpine name, Pierre took the European Le Mans Series title.
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, 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.
2018, Pierre joined the Duqueine Engineering team for a European Le Mans Series campaign, where he continues into 2019. In the opening round of the season, starting from eighth on the grid, Pierre showed his immense race craft by storming to the front of the pack, through a series of breath-taking overtaking manoeuvres that underscored his talent. 2019 also saw Pierre’s 12th participation at Le Mans, in which he finished seventh in LMP2.
For the 2019/2020 FIA World Endurance Championship, Pierre re-joined Signatech Alpine with whom he has shared so much success in his career. The team, reigning champions in LMP2, put their faith in Pierre as part of their three-driver line-up. They started the new season strongly with a sensational second at Silverstone and they showed winning potential at COTA. Wth the championship curtailed due to COVID-19, it remains an unfinished campaign, and one in which both Pierre and Signatech Alpine Elf demonstrated their leading credentials.
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