The new Ligier JSP2 coupe has taken its first World Endurance Championship LMP2 win in Fuji after a frantic end to the 6 hour race saw it grab victory in the final hour.

The OAK Racing-prepared G-Drive Racing car looked on course for victory with the new chassis, which was introduced to WEC at the previous Austin round, but a puncture in the final hour would drop it to second place at a crucial moment,

Despite this, former GP2 race winner Olivier Pla was able to catch and overtake its KCMG rivals to ensure a win for himself and team-mates Julian Canal and Roman Rusinov.

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"You think that it's easy, but it never is. We had things under control until the last stint. Unfortunately, with the puncture, we didn't take a risk and decided to return to the pits to change the rear left tyre. From there, I only had one option, which was to attack like never before and to push the car to its limits to catch up to the #47 again.

"Once I was back up to it, I tried to overtake it on turn 10, but I wasn't close enough. Afterwards, we hit some traffic, and I managed to overtake on the outside of turn 5. Afterwards, I knew that I had the right car to widen the gap. Frankly, it's a great victory and the first victory for the Ligier JS P2 which is very important for all the work done up until now. It's just great."