Le Mans 24 Hours legend Henri Pescarolo's new LMP1 challenger ran for the first time late Tuesday.
The Pescarolo-Judd 03, which is built around the monocoque and suspension of the ill-fated Aston Martin AMR-One, was put through its pace at Magny-Cours by Emmanuel Collard and Jean-Christophe Boullion. The first track test followed at shakedown on the Chateuroux airfield near Tours on Saturday.
The run was the only test for the car ahead of this weekend's Le Mans Test Day.
Financial problems for the Pescarolo team resulted in a delay in the build of the car, which had been due to race for the first time at the Spa FIA World Endurance Championship round in May.
Collard and Boullion will be joined at the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16-17 by former Aston Martin driver Stuart Hall. He comes into the lineup in place of Julian Jousse as part of a deal for increased funding from amateur racer and collector Roald Goethe.
The German, who races a McLaren MP4-12C in the Blancpain Endurance Series with Hall, stepped in to enable Pescarolo to get to Le Mans after the break-down of a deal with the Luxury Ferrari squad.