Two-time Le Mans winners Ecurie Ecosse to enter LMP3 Cup Championship
28th March 2017
The notorious Ecurie Ecosse name will enter the LMP3 Cup Championship in 2017 where it will run a Ligier JS P3 wearing the team’s famous blue, black and white-based livery.
The Scottish pairing of Colin Noble and team director Alasdair McCaig will share driving duties. Colin has previously raced a Formula Renault car in both Britain and Europe and drove for the Radical works team in 2016. He was also a regular in the Open GT Series and sampled the Ligier LMP3 car at Snetterton last year.
34-year-old Alasdair raced in British GT in 2016 and has extensive experience of endurance racing in Europe, having competed in the European Le Mans Series and Blancpain Endurance Series. In 2016 he also undertook select rounds of the ELMS in a Ligier LMP3.
Founded in 2014, this year Ecurie will partner with leading Radical team Nielsen Racing. Last season the Corby-based team contested the GT Cup, the LMP3 series’ sister championship, in a Lamborghini Huracan.
“We are pushing hard to get back into the sports car scene and we feel this is the perfect time and the best opportunity for us to build on our experience, history and passion for endurance racing, while delivering the results for our sponsors.”
The team has previously won motorsport’s greatest race on two occasions. Running the pioneering Jaguar D-Type, victories at Le Mans came in 1956 and then again in 1957. 30 years later it returned to Le Mans and also competed in the British Touring Car Championship in 1995. Since then both British GT and European campaigns have been fought by the Scottish outfit.