Peugeot to Partner with Ligier for WEC Project

According to a report from L’Equipe Peugeot will partner with Ligier Automotive for its return to top-level prototype racing instead of the anticipated arrangement with ORECA.

The development comes in the wake of Rebellion’s withdrawal from motorsport, which was announced on Thursday.

In an exclusive interview, Groupe PSA Motorsport director Jean-Marc Finot confirmed to the French publication that it will subcontract with Ligier for areas of development of the car that will take the manufacturer back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023.

Finot said the structure of the organization will be “tightened" due to Rebellion’s exit, which has not excluded the use of subcontractors for areas of the project including “carbon-composite materials" and “aerodynamic studies".

“For the latter, we will have established a partnership with Ligier," Finot told L’Equipe.

“We have not done endurance racing on the track for years, so the options remain open: build up internal skills or call on an external partner.

“We are in the technical construction phase of the project and therefore not yet in the operational stage, for the moment."