Timothé Buret at the helm of a second Panis-Barthez Competition Ligier JS P217 car

Timothé Buret at the helm of a second Panis-Barthez Competition Ligier JS P217 car

25.02.2019: European Le Mans Series. Following the previous Stevens/Canal/Binder line-up announcement for the Ligier JS P217 #23, the team is now ready to run a two-car effort in the European Le Mans Series.

Following the previous Stevens/Canal/Binder line-up announcement for the Ligier JS P217 #23, the team is now ready to run a two-car effort in the upcoming European Le Mans Series season.

Aboard the additional sister car, the first official driver revealed is none other than Timothé Buret, 23 years old, who is extending his career in LMP2 for a 4th consecutive season with Panis-Barthez Competition. The winner of the 2016 Jean Rondeau Prize is more than ever in a position to reap the benefits of continuity with troops of team principal Olivier Panis and team managers Sarah and Simon Abadie.

His two teammates will be announced soon.

Olivier Panis - Team Principal
: "We - Simon, Sarah (Abadie) and I -, shared the common desire to carry on working with Timothé Buret. He has been with us since the team establishment whose initial aim was to find and develop young talents. Tim is the perfect illustration of our commitment.

He has shown his determination, his team spirit and a host of skills on track. We are convinced he will emphasise his talent even more this year. He will play an important role among his new teammates by transmitting his experience and backgrounds with PBC."


Timothé Buret - Ligier JS P217 #24 driver
: "Finalizing my commitment in ELMS for another season was the absolute goal. I am happy that PBC, I consider as a second family, still had faith in me. Driving with a team with whom I have already shared so much since my endurance debut is clearly a huge plus.

Close to the sister car driven by Stevens/Canal/Binder, we will share all the data and push both of us close to the edge. I had an incredible complicity with Will (Stevens) and Julien (Canal) last year, and it will remain the same. From my side, I will do all I can to replicate the same relations with my new teammates."


•April 8-9: Collective tests - Paul Ricard

•April 12-14: 4 Hours of Castellet

•May 10-12: 4 Hours of Monza

• July19-21: 4 Hours of Barcelona

•August 30-31: 4 Hours of Silverstone

•September 20-22: 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

•October 25-27: 4 Hours of Portimão




 Muriel Belgy- photos MPSA  ELMS


25.02.2019 / MaP

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