308 RACING CUP : A BIG STEP TOWARDS THE TITLE FOR JULIEN BRICHE!

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308 RACING CUP - Round #5/6 – Magny-Cours (Nièvre, 58), France.

The 308 Racing Cup took place last weekend at the Magny-Cours circuit for the penultimate round of the year. The season started with extremely close competition in a tight duel between Jimmy Clairet and Julien Briché. Now, the latter has one hand on the title after the two races at Magny-Cours. It’s been a decisive weekend in the battle to become the 2019 308 Racing Cup champion, with the top prize of a Peugeot 308 TCR car. In the Am and Junior categories, the title fight remains open, all the way to the final at the Paul Ricard circuit.



  • With just one week to go until the Spanish round of TCR Europe, and a month until the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup finale at Le Castellet, Julien Briché (#4 JSB Compétition) is only four points away from becoming 2019 champion thanks to the retirement of his key rival Jimmy Clairet (#21 Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) in race 2. The two men each have five wins and are separated now by 40 points. It all looks set to come down to the first race at Paul Ricard.
 
  • It was also a good job last weekend from Johan Boris Scheier (#10 BRS Racing Team), who moved into third place in the championship standings at the expense of Xavier Fouineau, who has nonetheless been very consistent since the start of the season.
 
  • Julien Gilbert (#44 BRS Racing Team) – the local driver on this round – finished just off the podium twice, in his back garden. Currently he’s 25 points off the 308 Racing Cup provisional podium.
 
  • Another big duel last weekend was the one for the Junior title. Teddy Clairet (#1 Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) took the leadership of the category ahead of Florian Briché (#24 JFM Racing) and Aurélien Renet (#2 JFM Racing) – the 2018 208 Racing Cup champion.
 
  • In the Am category (for amateur drivers without previous results aged over 25) Stéphane Ventaja (#81 Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) holds the lead of the overall classification despite retiring from race 2.
 

 
QUOTES…
 
JIMMY CLAIRET – winner of race 1 and second in the overall classification
“I’m disappointed with how the weekend turned out. Because of my retirement, which was due to several mechanical faults, right from the first lap, I’ve completely lost contact with Julien (Briché) in the championship. The positive thing is that we were very quick in race 1, even though I lost out on pole position by 15 thousandths of a second. I’m going to keep fighting for the title all the way to the end, even though I need a miracle now! If I win both races at Le Castellet and Julien retires I can become champion. When you’re a competitor, you always believe in your chances, so I’m going to stay focussed.”
 
JULIEN BRICHE – winner of race 2 and provisional championship leader
“It was quite a satisfying weekend as we took two pole postions, a lap record, and a fine victory, which has given me a big advantage in the championship ahead of the final. In race 1, I didn’t get a great start, and Jimmy made the most of it to get ahead and pull out a lead. But I managed to get back close to him before a piece of debris pierced a radiator and I lost power. So there was no way I could catch Jimmy and I consider myself lucky to finish second! In race 2 I got a good start but I made a mistake on lap six, and Teddy was past. Afterwards, I was able to overtake him again and win the race. Now we’re four points away from the title. Let’s see what happens at Paul Ricard, because mathematically anything is possible.”

 
FOCUS ON AMATEURS (aged over 25 without results)
 
  • Stéphane Ventaja (#81 / Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) was on good form as the championship resumed, classified as fastest of the amateurs twice and taking a win in race 1. However, he had to retire from the lead of race 2 during the third lap. After that, Jean-Laurent Navarro (#8 / JFM Racing) went on to win.
  • Xavier Guyonnet (#11 / TSM by Clairet Sport) was on the pace all weekend and finished second of the amateurs in both races.
  • Sylvain Pussier (#77 / Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) was also on fine form, finishing third in each of the weekend’s races.
  • Laurent Richard (#23 / JSB Compétition) was just off the podium throughout the weekend and Thierry Boyer (#29 / Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) was close to the top five.
  • It was a sensible debut in the 308 Racing Cup for Sébastien Loeuillet (#14 / JSB Compétition) and Mathieu Casalonga (#96 / JSB Compétition).
  • David Duponchel (#43 / JSB Compétition) and Rodolphe Spitz (#69 / JSB Compétition) continued their learning curve in the championship.

FOCUS ON THE JUNIORS (aged less than 25)
 
  • Teddy Clairet (#1 / Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) took the lead of the classification for drivers aged less than 25, despite some strong performances from the very young Florian Briché (#24 / JFM Racing) who was second in race 1 and third in race 2.
  • Aurélien Renet (#2 / JFM Racing) also made good progress, finishing third and second in the two races at Magny-Cours.
  • There’s still everything to play for in this category: Aurelien, Florian and Teddy all stand a chance of lifting the Junior crown.

 
OVERALL CLASSIFICATION 308 RACING CUP / 2019 (after Magny Cours round #5/6)
 
  • 1. Julien Briché #4 (JSB Compétition) 163 pts (PRO)
  • 2. Jimmy Clairet #21 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 123 pts (PRO)
  • 3. Johan Boris Scheier #10 (BRS Racing Team) 95 pts (PRO)
  • 4. Xavier Fouineau #7 (JSB Compétition) 85 pts (PRO)        
  • 5. Julien Gilbert #44 (BRS Racing Team) 70 pts (PRO)
  • 6. Teddy Clairet #1 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 55 pts (JUN)    
  • 7. Florian Briché #24 (JFM Racing) 44 pts (JUN)    
  • 8. Aurélien Renet #2 (JFM Racing) 54 pts (JUN)    
  • 9. Aurélien Comte #3 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 41 pts (PRO)
  • 10. Fred Caprasse #33 (JSB Compétition) 37 pts (PRO)
  • 11. Stéphane Ventaja #81(Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 25 pts (AM)
  • 12. Jean Laurent Navarro #8 (JFM Racing) 20 pts (AM)
  • 13. Sylvain Pussier #77 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 17 pts (AM)
  • 14. Romain Boeckler #22 (GPA Racing) 15 pts (JUN)    
  • 15. Louis Méric #31 (LM31 by BRS Racing Team) 14 pts (JUN)
  • EX. Laurent Richard #23 (JSB Compétition) 14 pts (AM)
  • 17. Xavier Guyonnet #11 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 12 pts (AM)
  • 18. Gilles Colombani #66 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 9 pts (AM)    
  • 19. David Duponchel #43 (JSB Compétition) 7 pts (AM)
  • 20. Marc Amourette #76 (GPA Racing) 5 pts (AM)
  • 21. Thierry Boyer #29 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 4 pts (AM)
  • 22. Rodolphe Spitz #69 (JSB Compétition) 4 pts (AM)
  • 23. Luc Rozentvaig #5 (BL Sport) 1 pt (AM)

OVERALL AMATEUR CLASSIFICATION / 2019 (after Magny Cours round #5/6)
 
  • Stéphane Ventaja #81(Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 159 pts
  • Sylvain Pussier #77 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 142 pts
  • Jean Laurent Navarro #8 (JFM Racing) 134 pts
  • Laurent Richard #23 (JSB Compétition) 122 pts
  • Xavier Guyonnet #11 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 90 pts
  • Gilles Colombani #66 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 74 pts
  • David Duponchel #43 (JSB Compétition) 47 pts
  • Thierry Boyer #29 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 32 pts
  • Marc Amourette #76 (GPA Racing) 31 pts
  • Rodolphe Spitz #69 (JSB Compétition) 30 pts

OVERALL JUNIOR CLASSIFICATION / 2019 (after Magny Cours Round #5/6)
 
  • Teddy Clairet #1 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 55 pts
  • Florian Briché #24 (JFM Racing) 44 pts
  • Aurélien Renet #2 (JFM Racing) 54 pts

2019 308 RACING CUP INFORMATION
 
Results Nogaro and Ledenon : http://bit.ly/2Z8ocUR and http://bit.ly/2Z8ocUR
Results Hockenheim and Spa : http://bit.ly/2X5fncN and http://bit.ly/2WwjL8p
Championship classification : http://bit.ly/2kDcimm
Presentation 308 Racing Cup 2019 : http://bit.ly/2ktIokz
Technical file Peugeot 308 Racing Cup : https://bit.ly/2HvxMLj    
Sporting regulations 308 Racing Cup 2019 : http://bit.ly/2lMn21M
Presentation and technical information Peugeot 308 TCR : http://bit.ly/2YDKuMR

2019 308 RACING CUP calendar (2020 calendar to come)
 
20 - 22 April Nogaro (France) - French circuit racing championship
24 - 26 May Hockenheim (Germany) - TCR Europe
08 - 09 June Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - TCR Europe
05 - 07 July Ledenon (France) - French circuit racing championship
13 -15 September Magny-Cours (France) - French circuit racing championship
11 - 13 October Paul Ricard (France) - French circuit racing championship

308 RACING CUP PRIZES 2019
  • The 2019 champion will be given a brand new Peugeot 308TCR and Peugeot Sport factory driver status in 2020.
  • The top Amateur driver will be invited to take part in a TCR Europe race in 2020.The top Junior driver will take part in a Peugeot Sport test, driving the Peugeot 308TCR.

2019 308 RACING CUP INFORMATIOM
 
Results from Nogaro, Ledenon, and Magny-Cours : https://www.its-results.com/gt4/2019/
Results from Hockenheim and Spa : http://bit.ly/2X5fncN and http://bit.ly/2WwjL8p
Presentation 308 Racing Cup 2019 : http://bit.ly/2ktIokz
Technical file Peugeot 308 Racing Cup : https://bit.ly/2HvxMLj    
Sporting regulations 308 Racing Cup 2019 : http://bit.ly/2lMn21M
Presentation and technical information Peugeot 308 TCR : http://bit.ly/2YDKuMR

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CONTACTS 
 
PEUGEOT SPORT Customer Competition Manager
Laurent Guyot laurent.guyot@mpsa.com
 
308 Racing Cup Sporting Manager
Patrick Sinault +33 06 07 13 34 36 / patrick@signature-team.com
 
PEUGEOT SPORT Communication and Marketing Manager
Etienne Devierre +33 6 64 82 27 38 / etienne.devierre@ext.mpsa.com
 
PEUGEOT SPORT Customer Competition Press Officer (circuit racing)
Marie-Hélène Bacle +33 6 64 13 84 49 / mariehelenevroum@gmail.com
 
 
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