Double victory for COOL Racing’s Sébastien Baud in Ligier European Series opener at Circuit Paul Ricard

Double victory for COOL Racing’s Sébastien Baud in Ligier European Series opener at Circuit Paul Ricard

20.07.2020: Ligier European Series In the first-ever Ligier European Series race at the Circuit Pau Ricard, COOL Racing’s #74 driver Sébastien Baud dominated the weekend with two victories among the Ligier JS2 R runners. Having qualified third for the Le Cas

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In the first-ever Ligier European Series race at the Circuit Pau Ricard, COOL Racing’s #74 driver Sébastien Baud dominated the weekend with two victories among the Ligier JS2 R runners. Having qualified third for the Le Castellet Heat opener, the French youngster fought back in the second half of the race to win by 20 seconds. Going from pole position in race two, Baud emerged victorious from a race-long battle for the lead to wrap up a perfect weekend in his home event.




Sébastien Baud: “
Overall it was a very successful weekend for us. In race one, I moved from third to second at the start, holding this position until the mandatory pitstop. We then increased our pace to catch the leader, which we managed to do and we won. In the second race I had a long battle for the lead, lasting more than 30 minutes, but after the pit stop I caught and overtook them. I was then able to hold on to take another victory.



Two races and two wins, I am very happy with this weekend. The Ligier JS2 R is a very enjoyable car to drive, as you need to manage the tyres to reach the finish without any issues. I took a lot of pleasure racing in this new championship, especially here at Circuit Paul Ricard.”




Patrick Barbier, Team Principal
: “It was a great start to our Ligier European Series campaign. Sébastien was very much at ease at Circuit Paul Ricard and showed fantastic composure in both races. In the first race we remained patient in the opening stint, but Sébastien managed the pace well to eventually take victory. It was a different challenge starting from pole in the second race and he handled the pressure well. A great way to start the delayed championship and we look forward to more strong results throughout the 2020 season.”  





     


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