308 RACING CUP : BACK TO FRANCE FROM EUROPE
Since the start of the season there has been a fantastic duel between Jimmy Clairet and Julien Briché, with the fight for the title very close between them. Halfway through the season, just 12 points now separate them in the overall classification. They’ve also shared the victories, taking three wins each. The six remaining races (at Ledenon, Magny-Cours and Le Castellet) will be crucial to decide the title. With the prospective champions fighting for the top prize of a Peugeot 308 TCR, the championship is set to only increase in intensity all the way to the season finish in October.
Xavier Fouineau, who has occupied third place in the championship since the start of the season, has racked up four podiums to date this year. He’s looking for the opportunity to take his first 308 Racing Cup victory.
Johan Boris Scheier (BRS Racing Team) is currently fourth in the championship thanks to his two podiums in Nogaro and Spa-Francorchamps and remains a serious candidate for victory.
Julien Gilbert, the other member of the BRS Racing Team, is still aiming for the top three and is hoping to secure a podium at Ledenon. He’s currently fifth in the championship after Spa-Francorchamps.
Among the Am drivers (aged over 25, with no previous track record of established results; a category that covers more than half the 308 field) there’s a close battle with no fewer than five different winners since the start of the season: Sylvain Pussier (Hockenheim 2 and Spa 1), Jean Laurent Navarro (Nogaro 1), Xavier Guyonnet (Nogaro 2), Stéphane Ventaja (Hockenheim 1) and Marc Amourette (Spa 2). After four meetings, only Sylvain Pussier has won more than once (Hockenheim 2 and Spa 1).
In the Junior category for drivers under 25, the return of Teddy Clairet has interrupted the domination of Florian Briché (the winner at Nogaro 2 and Hockenheim 1). Louis Meric (the winner of Nogaro 1) and Aurélien Renet (the winner of Hockenheim 2) will need to redouble their efforts this weekend to make their mark on the title race.
The 308 Racing Cup is a true breeding ground for talented international touring car drivers of the future. This fourth round of the season at Ledenon will be an opportunity to see the current TCR Europe points leader – Julien Briché – in action, along with his French counterparts who are also competing in the European series: Aurélien Comte, Teddy Clairet, Jimmy Clairet, and Stéphane Ventaja. All of them have come up through Peugeot Sport’s promotional formulas to now take the wheel of the powerful Peugeot 308 TCR. This underlines the consistent high quality and performance of the 308 field.
308 RACING CUP 2019 CALENDAR
PRO (drivers aged over 26 with previous results)
AMATEURS (drivers aged over 26 without previous results)
JUNIORS (drivers aged up to 25)
MEDIA CONTENT 308 RACING CUP AND 308 TCR
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