Yves Courage - Technical Support At PLM?
The French manufacturer threw open the doors of his workshop today,
and Claude Foubert was there to catch up with the latest
Six stunning Courages
were in the workshop: two 65s, including the red Le Mans / Nurburgring
car, the 2003 C60, and three ‘old-timers’, including
the first Courage (Cougar then), the C01, now in a blue livery.
For Yves Courage, today
was an opportunity to meet many of the contacts he has made recently,
from among French teams, but from overseas ones too. He has some
serious potential purchasers of his C65s, and “some of them
could be sold soon,” he says.
But the most
interesting news is that “some American people want me to
do the ALMS, so maybe we will go to Petit Le Mans this year. We
have a very serious contact with these Americans, and it could be
a good deal. If we go to the USA, it will be (to provide) technical
support above all, but it is likely that we will go,” said
Yves Courage. Good news for the ALMS coming soon?
Meanwhile in Europe,
Courage Compétition will race at the Silverstone and Spa
1000 Km events, with the regular red C65-AER, and the same driver
line-up: Gounon / Hancock / Frei.
As for 2005, as Yves
said last month, Courage Compétition will race an LMP1. “It
is clear that we’ll not race against customers. We don’t
know yet if it will be a closed or an open car, but we will stay
on our toes,” he said.
Yves Courage is also
developing an historical department and some of the older Courages
are ready to race.
For example, the C01,
the sky blue car in the first image, designed by Courage himself
and Marcel Hubert, which dates back to 1982 and the Nurburgring
1000 Kms, is available to be rented, for racing in suitable current
series. This car was raced at Le Mans by Yves Courage, Michel Dubois
and Jean-Philippe Grand. The car is fitted with a Ford Cosworth
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