15 Ligier JS2 Rs and Ligier JS P4s ready to take on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit

15 Ligier JS2 Rs and Ligier JS P4s ready to take on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit

31.07.2020: Season one of the Ligier European Series made a successful debut two weeks ago, on the 17th and 18th of July at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. Now comes Heat 2 of 2020, at Spa-Francorchamps on August 7th and 8th with a strong field of 15 Ligier JS2 Rs and

Season one of the Ligier European Series made a successful debut two weeks ago, on the 17th and 18th of July at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. Now comes Heat 2 of 2020, at Spa-Francorchamps on August 7th and 8th with a strong field of 15 Ligier JS2 Rs and Ligier JS P4s.

There will be new drivers in Ligier JS2 R and a new British team in JS P4 with Raw Motorsport joining the action. On a demanding circuit such as Spa-Francorchamps, outstanding battles are expected!

Ligier JS2 R: Cool Racing and Sébastien Baud, who dominated at Le Castellet, don't intend to let up!

In Heat 1 at Circuit Paul Ricard, 19-year-old native of Haute-Savoie, Sébastien Baud, in the #74 Ligier JS2 R of the Swiss Cool Racing team vanquished the competition, taking one category pole and the win in both the weekend’s races.

“I am super excited, like a kid”, Sébastien tells us. “Getting back in the car just three weeks later is fantastic! And this will be my first time at Spa. I have wanted to go for years, but it never came about.

It's a legendary circuit, very fast. I am trying not to think too much about the fact that I am leading the championship and to go there with the same attitude as in the first race: serious and motivated with the goal of winning. I have been preparing myself mentally and physically with my team. I watch videos, train on a simulator, analyse data. I am looking forward to it!”

In second and third place in the general classification, two Ligier JS2 Rs of the French M Racing team: the #69 Ligier JS2 R with Erwan and Natan Bihel, who finished twice runner-up at Le Castellet and the #66 Ligier JS2 R with Laurent Millara, who took a fourth and third place result last time out.

Attention must also be paid to the very quick Victor Shaytar in the #45 MV2S Racing Ligier JS2 R, who claimed the maiden pole of the season and the fastest lap in race 1 and 2. In the #46 sister car, Antoine Chapus will have a new team mate, Belgium’s Laurent Richard, who is a regular in the Peugeot Cups.

Three additional new drivers will also make their debut in the Ligier European Series.

In the #25 TM Evolution Ligier JS2 R, Harry Eak from Switzerland, Am driver in the 2019 French FFSA GT Championship, will share the wheel with Bruno Chaudet.

In the #38 HRC Ligier JS2 R, the tandem of Marc Guillot and Jean-Marc Thevenot, who finished third in race 1 will be replaced by French GT4 champion, Fabien Michal and the young and promising Clément Seyler from Luxembourg.


Ligier JS P4: newcomers Raw Motorsport are ready to challenge HP Racing Team and Milo Racing

In the Ligier JS P4, HP Racing Team and Andrea Dromedari at the controls of the #50 car lead the category, but will have to contend with two new competitors. First M Racing and its #16 Ligier JS P4 with the young French driver Sacha Lehmann from the Institut de Pilotage Automobile who had to sit out at Castellet 1 due to medical issues. And then there will be the British Raw Motorsport team and its #27 Ligier JS P4 driven by the tandem of brothers Andrew and Jeremy Ferguson.

“I have been racing with my brother Jeremy for the past fifteen years in in Radicals – all classes – and Spyder already with Raw Motorsport”, comments Andrew. “We purchased a Ligier JS P4 last year and a Ligier JS P3. The LMP3s are more expensive to race, so the JS P4 offers a more affordable race weekend. This is why we have both! We plan to race in selected rounds of the Ligier European Series this year and may do the full series next year. We love the tracks in Europe, especially Spa. So we’re really looking forward to this race!”

The #81 Ligier JS P4 of the all Belgian Milo Racing team and its drivers Christophe Nivarlet and Kevin Balthazar, who finished second and third in the two races, will also have to be reckoned with. The team is eager to take its first victory and to make its homeland proud.

The two Ligier JS P4s of Larbre Compétition, which competed in the first Heat of the year will not be present at Spa but should make their return for the rest of the season.

The Spa Heat kicks off on Friday at 10:15 am with a 1-hour free practice session. The two 20-minutes qualifying sessions which will determine the starting grid of each race are set in the afternoon at 1:55 pm and 4:15 pm. The weekend culminates with two one-hour races on Saturday morning at 9:20 am and Saturday afternoon at 1:15 pm.

CLICK HERE for the Spa Heat provisional entry list

Follow all the Ligier European Series news with the official Hashtag #Ligiereuroseries

- Ligier also photos

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/ligier-js2-rs-p4s-spa-francorchamps---209940.html

31.07.2020 / MaP

More News

Double podium for Milo Racing debut in the Ligier European Series on the Circuit Paul Ricard
The new Ligier European Series, which brings together JS P4 and the more conventional JS2R prototypes, finally got off to a flying start at the Circuit Paul Ricard this weekend, as part of the prestigious European Le Mans Series weekend. As announced, the Belgian Milo Racing team was there with its latest acquisition, a spectacular carbon coloured JS P4, which was shared between team manager Ch more >>
Double victory for COOL Racing’s Sébastien Baud in Ligier European Series opener at Circuit Paul Ricard
Ligier European SeriesIn 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 thi more >>
Ligier Series Circuit Paul Ricard races
The first races in the all-new Ligier European Series, reserved for the Ligier JS2 R and Ligier JS P4, at Circuit Paul Ricard in support of the ELMS meeting. A terrific weekend for Cool Racing and its young driver Sébastien Baud with a brace of victories in Li more >>
Ligier European Series: Castellet Qualifying also results
Castellet Qualifying: Pole position for the #45 Ligier JS2 R of MV2S Racing and the Cool Racing #74, and for the #34 Ligier JS P4 of Larbre Compétition. The launch of the Ligier European Series, the new single-make series of the French con more >>
Ligier European Series Le Castellet Entry List
2020 LIGIER EUROPEAN SERIESCircuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet     11 11 TM EVOLUTION / ALAIN GRAND FRALigier JS2 RAlain Grand (FRA) B --17 ARCTIC ENERGY RUSLigier JS2 more >>
A fantastic field for the debut of the 2020 Ligier European Series at Circuit Paul Ricard
The new European single-make category hits the track at Circuit Paul Ricard. A delayed start for the Ligier European Series, which despite the current difficult context, has drawn a significant field of 16 cars with 11 Ligier JS2 Rs and 5 Ligier JS P4s. An opening rou more >>
New Ligier JS Cup in 2021: The Ligier JS Cup Italia
Following the success of the Ligier JS Cup in France, the single-make series reserved for the Ligier JS2 R arrives in Italy in 2021. At the helm of the Ligier JS Cup Italia, well-known partner, Sergio Peroni of Gruppo Peroni Race. Ligier Automotive can rely on the experience of Gruppo Peroni Race, the promoter and distributor of the Ligier JS2 R in Italy, to develop its flagship product i more >>
The Ligier European Series’ provisional new calendar
In view of the worldwide health crisis due to the Covid-19, the Ligier European Series had to reschedule its calendar. But on the programme, there are still five Heats and still the same circuits.  The season should kick off on 17 and 18 July in more >>
Stand 21, official partner of the Ligier European Series
From head to foot, from the racing suit to the shoes, Stand 21 will support the drivers throughout the Ligier European Series. Official partner, Stand 21, has created a range of dedicated products for the series. Historic racewear brand Stand 21 ha more >>
Ligier Automotive launches its first talent-spotting programme in the Ligier European Series
In 2020, Ligier Automotive is launching its very first talent-spotting operation, the Ligier Scholarship Programme. Its aim: to offer drivers entered in a Ligier JS P4 in the 2020 Ligier European Series an opportunity to access professional motorsport in endurance in a sports prototype. more >>
First entries for the Ligier European Series
Entries for the first season of the Ligier European Series have only just opened and already several teams have confirmed their decision to enter for 2020. They include teams from different horizons and a newly-founded Driving Institute devoted to young talents. It all bodes well for a great field!  more >>
The Ligier European Series reveals its calendar, tyre supplier (Michelin), and sporting information
Launched on 18 July 2019 in Barcelona, the new Ligier single-make series organised by the European Le Mans Series is being unveiled. Time to get your diaries out! The first race will take place on the Barcelona circuit on 3-4 April 2020. It will be followed by Monza, Le Castellet, Spa-Francorchamps and Portimao: a mouth-watering programme for its first s more >>


2001-2022 automobilsport.com full copyright