In 2002, during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Freddy SAILLY intervenes on the electronics failure of an MG prototype. He sees how this prototype is constructed and then decides to make the hardware requirements of a open car prototype. This open car, whose idea goes up at 1995, must be accessible financially with the greatest number for the enthusiast races of endurance. To raise this challenge, he has decided to adopt an architecture with a front engine like that of Panoz for a few years…
Freddy SAILLY is not has its first attempt in the automobile field since he already carried out a Lamborghini Countach replica powered by a BMW V12. This replica has been showed to the Salon du Coupé & du Cabriolet in 1995 and in 1996.
After having drawn the plans of the open car, Freddy SAILLY produced a complete model on the scale 1 which enabled him to validate the room occupied by the various mechanical elements.
First tests on circuit of the BONGARINI open car took place on the Val de Vienne circuit the 4 of November 2004. The open car drived by Jonathan ROYER ran during more than 2:30 hours without encountering big mechanical problems.
At the beginning of January, a new tests session should take place on the Val de Vienne circuit. Jonathan ROYER should be helped in the development of the open car by Simon PAGENAUD.
The BONGARINI open car will race in the Coupe de France des Circuits, allways drived by Jonathan ROYER and should take part in the first race February the 26, and 27 2005 on the Paul Armagnac circuit at Nogaro. Thanks to supports financial partners, the team should take part in all the races, which will in particular make it possible to race on circuit to less expenses.