Career Summary:

Come Ledogar

  • May 23, 1991
  • 27
  • France
  • Blancpain Gt Series
  • 230
  • Garage 59
  • 32
  • 72
  • 31
  • 33
  • 13.91%
  • 31.30%

Come Ledogar is a French racing driver who currently serves as McLaren GT factory driver and competes in the Blancpain GT Series with Garage 59 team. In 2016, he won Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup together with Garage 59 co-drivers Rob Bell and Shane van Gisbergen.

In the same year, Ledogar was a winner of the Italian Porsche Carrera Cup. It was his second Carrera Cup title because he previously won the French Carrera Cup in 2014.

Come Ledogar

Come Ledogar

Early years in formula competitions

Born in May 1991 in Annecy, France, Come Ledogar started his racing career in the Belgian Formula Renault, driving for Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing. Next year, he spent a season in the Formul'Academy Euro Series, winning four races and finishing second in the points, behind Arthur Pic.

In 2009, Ledogar joined DAMS to competed in the Formula BMW Europe, finishing 17th in the points. He was much more successful next year in the same series, driving for Eifelland Racing and finishing sixth in the points.

In 2010, he also made a debut in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and then, in 2011, he spent a full season in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup. Without wins or podiums, he was just 19th in the points.

Come Ledogar races in Porsche Carrera Cups from 2012 to 2016

Come Ledogar races in Porsche Carrera Cups from 2012 to 2016

Switching to GT racing in 2012

After five years in different formula competitions, Ledogar switched racing discipline in 2012, entering the Porsche Carrera Cup France with Pro GT by Almeras. He was immediately successful in his first GT racing season, scoring four wins and finishing second in the points, losing a title to Jean-Karl Vernay.

In 2013, he joined Sebastien Loeb Racing in the Carrera Cup, scoring two wins to finish fifth in the points. Outside Carrera Cup, he joined Hexis Racing to drive a McLaren  MP4-12C GT3 at Spa 24 Hours, not finishing the race.

French Porsche Carrera Cup champion in 2014

In his third Porsche one-make cup season, Ledogar finally reached the top, winning the French Carrera Cup title with Team Martinet Almeras. He was a race winner six times in twelve races, beating Maxime Jousse by just four points in a title fight.

During the year, Ledogar made guest appearances in German Carrera Cup and Porsche Supercup, but without notable results.

Come Ledogar 2016

Come triumphed in the Italian Carrera Cup in 2016

Italian Carrera Cup champion in 2016

In 2015, Ledogar had a double programme, racing full season both in the Porsche Supercup (with Pro GT by Almeras) and the Italian Porsche Carrera Cup (with Tsunami RT). He finished 8th in the Supercup and as a vice-champion in the Italian competition. He won four races but lost a title by just one point to Riccardo Agostini.

Next year, he managed to win the Italian Carrera Cup with six victories and fourteen podiums on his account, still driving for Tsunami RT.

2016 Blancpain Endurance Cup champions Rob Bell, Shane van Gisbergen and Come Ledogar

2016 Blancpain Endurance Cup champions Rob Bell, Shane van Gisbergen and Come Ledogar

Blancpain Endurance Cup winner in the first season with McLaren

Parallel to his commitments in the Carrera Cup, Ledogar became McLaren GT driver in 2016, racing in a McLaren 650S GT3 in different championships and endurance races. The highlight of the season was a championship title in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup which he captured together with Rob Bell and Shane Van Gisbergen in the #58 McLaren of Garage 59 team. They were race winners at Monza and Circuit Paul Ricard.

He raced with McLaren in the Blancpain Sprint Cup and International GT Open but also in the Australian GT races with Tekno Autosports.

Come Ledogar in 2017

Come Ledogar in 2017

Racing only with McLarens in 2017

In 2017, Ledogar focused solely on his McLaren GT programme, competing with different McLaren customer teams all around the world. He was fifth at Bathurst 12 Hours in Australia, driving for Tekno Autosports. In the Blancpain GT Series, he raced with Strakka Racing both in the Endurance Cup and Sprint Cup, not scoring wins or podiums.

He was most successful in the International GT Open, winning two races with Garage 59 and finishing third in the final standings of Pro-Am class. His co-driver was Alexander West.

Diverse racing programme in 2018

In 2018, Ledogar continued his cooperation with Strakka Racing in the Blancpain GT Series but also raced in endurance races all over the world with different teams and cars.

He was driving Porsche 991 Cup for Tsunami RT at Dubai 24 Hours, McLaren 650S GT3 for YNA Autosport at Bathurst 12 Hour and Acura NSX GT3 for Michael Shank Racing at Daytona 24 Hours.

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