Lacking an in-house engineering staff and conscious of how limited his timescale was, Wiggins contacted F3000 constructor Reynard Racing to design and build the new PR01 chassis, hoping to benefit from several years of research and development that Reynard had invested in their recently scrapped in-house F1 project. Unfortunately for Pacific, the Rory Byrne-led design team had gone to Benetton at the end of 1991 and Reynard had sold the design (still in form of paper drawings) to Ligier.
So what I see is that Reynard essentially "ripped off" Pacific. Had they not gone to Benetton and Ligier, I wonder if Pacific could have been a bit more successful in F1. There is no denying that with the Ilmor engines, they wouldn't have gotten far anyway, but it would have been better than using components from Reynard's F3000 chassis. What do you think Rejecters? Would it have made a difference if Reynard didn't leave?