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Courage chassis numbers



Cougar chassis numbers:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
C01-01 Cosworth DFL 3.3 1982 C Courage Competition   Raced in WEC until 1984.
C02-02 Cosworth DFL 3.3 1984 C1 Courage Competition {rebuilt as C12 in 1985 and fitted with Porsche 956 engine} => Steve Johnson (1986) {fitted with Ford engine and raced as JRE-SR71} => Courage Competition (1988) Rented to Budweiser Racing/John Jellinek for couple of IMSA races in 1984. In 1986 sold to USA, modified and renamed as JRE-SR71. Then back to Courage factory and entered as a C2 car for Le Mans 1988. Later continued as C1 car and upgraded as C22LM, C22S and C26S.
C12-01 Porsche 956 2.6t 1986 C1 Courage Competition => Philippe Farjon (1990) Rebuilt as C20 in 1987 and then as C20B in 1988.
C22-01 Porsche 956 2.8t 1988 C1 Courage Competition {written off} Built new for Le Mans 1988 but was written off after accident and fire.
C22-03 Porsche 1989 C1 Courage Competition   Upgraded as C24S for 1990.
C22-04 Porsche 1989 C1 Courage Competition    
C24-05 Porsche 1990 C1 Courage Competition   Raced in WSPC 1990/91. Upgraded as C26S and C28S in 1991 and 1992 respectively.
C26-06 Porsche 1991 C1 Courage Competition   Upgraded as C28S for 1992.
C26-07 Porsche 1991 C1 Courage Competition   Raced in WSPC 1990/91. Upgraded as C28S for 1992.
C28-08 Porsche 1992 C1 Courage Competition    

Early Courages in the 1980s were called Cougars.




C30 series chassis numbers:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
C30-009 Porsche 1993 C1 Courage Competition   Rebuilt as C36 for Le Mans 1997.
C30-010 Porsche 1993 C1 Courage Competition   Upgraded as C32LM for Le Mans 1994. Rebuilt as C36 for Le Mans 1996.
C30-011 Porsche 1993 C1 Courage Competition   Upgraded as C32LM for Le Mans 1994. Rebuilt as C34 for Le Mans 1995 and upgraded as C36 Le Mans 1996.
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C32-013 Porsche 1994 C1 Courage Competition => Henri Pescarolo (1996) Rebuilt as C36 for Henri Pescarolo. Raced until end of 1998 including ISRS.



C40 series chassis numbers:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
C41-001 GM/Chevrolet 1995 LMP1 Courage Competition    
C41-002 GM/Chevrolet 1995 LMP1 Courage Competition ??=> Scott Schubot (1996) => Michael Jacobs (1999)  
             
             
C41-005 Porsche 1997 LMP1 Courage Competition ??=> Equipe Promotion (7/1998) => Henri Pescarolo (1999) Rebuilt as Courage C50 chassis C51-4-98.

Another C41 used by Wheel Works Racing.




C50 series chassis numbers:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
C51-001 Nissan 1998 LMP1 Courage Competition   Upgraded as C52 for Le Mans 1999.
C51-002 Nissan 1998 LMP1 Courage Competition   Upgraded as C52 for Le Mans 1999 and entered by Nissan Motorsport.
C52-3 Peugeot 2000 LMP900 Henri Pescarolo    
C51-4           Perhaps Pescarolo's C41-005 rebuilt and renumbered.



C60 series chassis numbers:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
C60-N1 Judd 2000 LMP900 Philippe Gache/SMG => Saturn Motorsport Campaigned by Gache in 2000 and 2001. Then sold to Spanish Saturn Motorsport, intended for FIA SCC but never raced. For sale by December 2004.
C60-N2 Judd 2000 LMP900 Courage Competition => Epsilon Sport (2004) => Courage Competition (2005) Originally built for Le Mans 2000 with Nissan engine but after Nissan failed to support the entry, the car re-appeared only in 2002 as C60JX Judd factory car in FIA SCC races. For 2004 season the car was completely rebuilt to 2004 LMP2 specification and fitted with JPX engine that was replaced by Willman engine for Le Mans 24 Hours. In 2005 rebuilt as LMP1 hybrid.
C60-N3 Peugeot 2001 LMP900 Henri Pescarolo   Fitted with new Pescarolo bodywork for 2002. In 2004 car further upgraded and officially called Pescarolo C60. For 2005 rebuilt as hybrid according to new ACO regulations and continued racing until Le Mans of 2006.
C60-N4 Peugeot 2001 LMP900 Henri Pescarolo   Fitted with new Pescarolo bodywork for 2002. In 2004 car further upgraded and officially called Pescarolo C60. For 2005 rebuilt as hybrid according to new ACO regulations.
C60-N5 Judd 2002 LMP900 Courage Competition   For 2005 rebuilt as hybrid according to new ACO regulations.
C60-N6 JPX 2003 LMP675 Courage Competition => Paul Belmondo Racing (2004) For 2004 rebuilt as LMP2 car and fitted with AER engine.
C60-N7 JPX 2004 LMP2 Courage Competition => Paul Belmondo Racing (2005)  
C60-N8 JPX 2004 LMP2 Epsilon Sport => Noel Del Bello (2005) => G-Force Racing (2006)  
C60-N9 AER 2004 LMP2 Courage Competition => Miracle Motorsport (2004-2006) Originally installed JPX engine but used only at Le Mans Tests 2004.
C60-N10 Mecachrome 2005 LMP2 J.-L.Maury-Laribiere/BBA Competition => Paul Belmondo Racing (2006) Usually entered by Noel Del Bello in 2005.
C60-N11 Judd 2005 LMP2 G-Force Racing   Raced until the middle of 2006.
C60-N12 Judd 2005 LMP2 Intersport Racing => Juan Barazi (2006) After Intersport Racing one.off Le Mans outing the car was campaigned jointly by Barazi & Kruse Motorsport, became Barazi Epsilon entry throughout entire 2006 season.
(C60-N13)           Nothing known, probably not built.
C60-N14 Judd 2005 LMP2 Kruse Motorsport   Raced by Kruse Motorsport in 2005 and 2006 but lent to G-Force Racing for the Nrburgring 2006 Le Mans Series race.
C60-N15 Mazda 2005 LMP2 B-K Motorsports Inc.   Despite it seems to be raced by B-K Motorsport in 2005 and 2006, there are also references that it was factory Perscarolo chassis in Le Mans 2006 and maybe some later LMS races.
C60-N16 Judd 2005 LMP2 G-Force Racing    



LC70 series chassis numbers:

Chassis Engine Year Group First owner Next owners (year) Comment
LC70-N1 AER 2007 LMP2 Courage Competition => Noel Del Bello (2007 - rented only?) => Team Oreca (2008) => Pegasus Racing (2009) Not raced in 2006. Car entered in Le Mans and LMS 2007 by Noel Del Bello but disappeared after the first half of the season. It was used as Oreca development chassis in 2008.
LC70-N2 Judd 2006 LMP1 Swiss Spirit => Saulnier Racing (2007) Became LMP2 car with AER Turbo engine in 2007.
LC70-N3 Mugen 2006 LMP1 Courage Competition => Team Oreca (2008) {destroyed} Used as factory car also in 2007 (AER Turbo) and in 2008 (Judd 5.5) when it was rebuild as Courage-Oreca with a new bodywork. Destroyed in high speed accident in Monza 2008.
LC70-N4 Mugen 2006 LMP1 Courage Competition   Used as factory car also in 2007 (AER Turbo);
LC70-N5 Mugen 2006 LMP1 Courage Competition => Terramos (2008) Rented to Swiss Spirit for Le Mans 2006, where it used Judd engine. Not raced in 2007, appeared again in Le Mans 2008 as one-off Terramos entry from Japan.
LC70-N6 Mugen 2006 LMP1 Team Mugen? => Tokai University (2008) This is probably the chassis used in Japanese Le Mans Challenge by Team Mugen in 2006 and 2007 where it faced almost no competition. Became one-off Tokai University entry in Le Mans 2008.
LC70-N7 Acura 2007 LMP2 Highcroft Racing   After initial Sebring Test rebuilt as Acura ARX-01a for 2007. Updated as Acura ARX-01b for 2008.
LC70-N8 Acura 2007 LMP2 Andretti Green Racing   After initial Sebring Test rebuilt as Acura ARX-01a for 2007. Updated as Acura ARX-01b for 2008.
LC70-N9 Acura 2008 LMP2 Lowe's Fernandez Racing   Never raced as Courage but raced new as Acura ARX-01b since early 2008.
LC70-N10 AER 2006 LMP1 Courage Competition => Team Oreca (2008) Built in 2006 per chassis plate but not appeared earlier than in 2007. Became one of updated Courage-Oreca cars in 2008.
LC70-N11 Judd 2008 LMP1 Team Oreca => Highcroft Racing (10/2008) After season in European LMS, where replaced destroyed chassis N3, it was supplied as a spare chassis to Team Highcroft after they damaged their own car in Petit Le Mans practice. It effectively became Acura ARX-01b.
LC70-N12 Acura 2008 LMP2 Gil De Ferran   Built as Acura ARX-01b.





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