Birth

10/01/84 – Caen

Nationality

French

Languages

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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS TO DATE

Biography

2020
January 1

2020

  • FIA World Endurance Championship (Signatech Alpine Elf)
  • 4 Hours of Silverstone (2nd place)
  • Virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans
2019
January 1

2019

  • European Le Mans Series (Duqueine Engineering)
  • 4 Hours of Le Castellet (3rd place – having taken the lead from eighth on grid)
  • 12th participation in Le Mans 24 Hours (12th O/A, 7th in LMP2)
2018
January 1

2018

  • European Le Mans Series (Duqueine Engineering)
  • 4 Hours of Le Castellet (3rd place)
  • Rallye de le Cote Fleurie (Citroën DS3 WRC, outright victory)
2017
January 1

2017

  • 11th participation in 24 Hours of Le Mans (LMP2 podium and 4th overall)
  • 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)
2016
January 1

2016

  • 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
2015
January 20

2015

  • World Endurance Championship (Team Sard Morand – Podium at Spa, ninth Le Mans)

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2014
January 20

2014

  • European Le Mans Series (Morand Racing – 1 win at Paul Ricard)
2013
January 20

2013

  • European Le Mans Series Champion (Signatech-Alpine 1 win, 2 podiums)
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans (15th place, 9th in LMP2)
2012
January 20

2012

  • World Endurance Championship
  • 6 Hours of Silverstone – 3rd in LMP2
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans – 4th in LMP2
2011
January 20

2011

  • Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (OAK Racing, 5th in LMP1)
  • Petit Le Mans – 6th LMP1, 7th Overall
  • 6 Hours of Silverstone – 5th overall
2010
January 20

2010

  • Le Mans Series (Signature and Aston Martin Racing Official Partner Driver, 2nd in LMP1)
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans (Signature and Aston Martin Racing Official Partner Driver, 6th until retirement)
  • Karting KZ2 (Sodi/TM, 2nd in GPO Championship classification, winner of the Lyon Grand Prix)
2009
January 20

2009

  • Le Mans Series (Signature Plus, 6th in LMP1)
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans (Signature Plus, 11th)
  • Karting KZ2 (winner of Ostricourt Grand Prix)
2008
January 20

2008

  • Le Mans Series (Groupe Pescarolo Automobiles, Team Saulnier Racing, 5th in LMP2 drivers)
  • Le Mans Series (1000km of Nürburgring, 2nd)
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans (Groupe Pescarolo Automobiles, Team Saulnier Racing, 3rd in LMP2)
2007
January 20

2007

  • Formula Master (Team Euronova, 3rd place at Oschersleben)
  • Karting Super ICC (10th in European Championship)
2006
January 20

2006

  • Le Mans Series (Team Paul Belmondo Racing LMP2)
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans (Team Paul Belmondo Racing, Debut participation)
  • Karting Super ICC (10th place in European Championship Elite)
2005
January 20

2005

  • Formula Renault 2.0 (Team Epsilon Sport)
  • World Series by Renault
  • Karting Super ICC French Championship (Victory in 24h of Le Mans Karting)
  • Karting World Cup (8th Sarno, top French driver)
2004
January 20

2003 / 2004

  • Formula Renault 2000 (Team SG Formula)
  • Formula Campus (French Formula Campus, Renault Elf Vice Champion with 1 win, 8 podiums, 3 poles)
2002
January 20

1994 / 2003

  • Various Karting Championship

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