308 RACING CUP: BRICHÉ AND CLAIRET FACE OFF AT SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS!

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Tue, 04/06/2019 - 10:15
ROUND #3/6 – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
For the third round of the 2019 season, the 308 Racing Cup stops off at the Ardennes in Belgium this weekend, at the famous Spa-Francorchamps track. Once again, the championship will be supporting TCR Europe as well as the International GT Open series. As was the case at the last round in Hockenheim (Germany) two weeks ago, there will be plenty of Peugeot Sport customers taking to the track, with no fewer than 18 Peugeot 308 Racing Cup cars entered. Julien Briché, who currently leads the standings, is ahead of his key rival Jimmy Clairet by just two points, with each driver having claimed two wins so far this year. The Junior and Am categories are also very closely fought, with all the competitors set to put on a spectacular show at the Belgian rollercoaster.


  • As the season reaches the halfway point, a great battle is in store between  Jimmy Clairet and Julien Briché. The  former took two wins, two fastest laps and a pole position at Hockenheim two weeks ago, closing to within two points of overall leader Julien Briché, who didn’t have a great weekend in Germany.
 
  • Aurélien Renet, last year’s 208 Racing Cup champion, was a revelation at the start of this season and is definitely one to watch. The JFM Racing driver was impressive during Sunday’s race 2 at Hockenheim, taking pole position on only his second appearance in the 308 Racing Cup, then claiming an excellent second place overall (as well as victory in the Junior category).   
 
  • Xavier Fouineau got off to a great season start with three podiums in four races, which moved him up to third in the overall standings. He’s come closest to disrupting the Briché/ Clairet battle and is keen to make the most of every opportunity to climb onto the top step of the podium.
 
  • Johan Boris Scheier, who has been quick from the outset as he returns to competition this year, was second in the first race at Nogaro but wasn’t able to capitalise upon that form in Hockenheim, dropping to fourth place overall by the end of the weekend in Germany.
 
  • Fred Caprasse will be the local driver in Belgium. He’ll be wanting to star at home and fight for his first win this year.
 
  • In the Juniors, Florian Briché is dominating the category for now with two wins (Nogaro race 2 and Hockenheim race 1). For now he’s the man to beat in the category for under 25s, closely followed by Louis Meric and Aurélien Renet.
 
  • In the AM category (for drivers over 25 without previous results) – a category that represents half the field – four drivers have shared the victories since the start of the season: Jean Laurent Navarro (Nogaro race 1), Xavier Guyonnet (Nogaro race 2), Stéphane Ventaja (Hockenheim race 1) and Sylvain Pussier (Hockenheim race 2). It’s going to be a tense battle among the 18-strong Peugeot field in Belgium.

WHAT HE SAID…
 
Laurent GUYOT – PEUGEOT SPORT CUSTOMER COMPETITION MANAGER
“We’re going to be at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend. This second round outside of France truly confirms the status of the 308 Racing Cup as a real international championship. The 18 Peugeot 308 Racing Cup cars will support TCR Europe and the International GT Open series, as they did in Hockenheim. In TCR, Peugeot Sport also underlines the strong performance of its customer competition department and the 308TCR  since the start of the season, with two wins and four races in TCR Europe, including a one-two with Julien Briché and Aurélien Comte in race 2 in Germany. In the 308 Racing Cup up to now, Julien Briché and Jimmy Clairet have shared the victories, so the fight is close. That’s the case in the Junior and Am categories as well, with so many potential winners at each race. The progress made by the 2018 208 Racing Cup champion Aurélien Renet is worthy of note, during his first season in the 308 category. He showed in Germany that he can be a frontrunner. As we approach the halfway point of the season, the second half of the year looks set to be every bit as competitive as the first half!”

FOLLOW THE RACE LIVE
 
Friday 07 June – 16 :45 Qualifying 1
Saturday 08 June – 12:10 Race 1 (live streaming on the Peugeot Sport Facebook page)
Sunday 09 June - 11H15 Qualifying 2 / 17:25 Race (live streaming on the Peugeot Sport Facebook page)
 

Live timing : http://online.cronococa.com/


ENTRY LIST - SPA FRANCORCHAMPS

 

  • #2       Aurélien RENET - JFM Racing JUNIOR
  • #4       Julien BRICHE - JSB Compétition PRO
  • #7       Xavier FOUINEAU - JSB Compétition PRO
  • #8       Jean Laurent NAVARRO - JFM Racing AM
  • #10     Johan Boris SCHEIER - BRS Racing Team PRO
  • #11     Xavier GUYONNET - TSM Racing by Clairet Sport AM
  • #21     Jimmy CLAIRET - Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport PRO
  • #23     Laurent RICHARD - JSB Compétition AM
  • #24     Florian BRICHE - JFM Racing JUNIOR
  • #29     Thierry BOYER - Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport AM
  • #31     Louis MERIC - LM 31 by BRS Racing Team JUNIOR
  • #33     Fred CAPRASSE - JSB Compétition PRO 
  • #43     David DUPONCHEL - JSB Compétition AM
  • #44     Julien GILBERT - BRS Racing Team PRO
  • #66     Gilles COLOMBANI - Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport AM
  • #76     Marc AMOURETTE - GPA RACING AM
  • #77     Sylvain PUSSIER - Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Spor AM
  • #81     Stéphane VENTAJA - Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport AM
 

308 RACING CUP OVERALL CLASSIFICATION (after Hockenheim, round #2/6)
 
  • 1.    Julien Briché #4 (JSB Compétition) - 58 pts (PRO)
  • 2.    Jimmy Clairet #21 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) - 56 pts (PRO)
  • 3.     Xavier Fouineau #7 (JSB Compétition) - 47 pts (PRO)        
  • 4.     Johan Boris Scheier #10 (BRS Racing Team) - 33 pts (PRO)
  • Ex.   Aurélien Renet #2 (JFM Racing) - 33 pts (JUN)
  • 6.     Julien Gilbert #44 (BRS Racing Team) - 30 pts (PRO)
  • 7.     Fred Caprasse #33 (JSB Compétition) - 22 pts (PRO)
  • 8.     Florian Briché #24 (JFM Racing) - 21 pts (JUN)
  • 9.     Romain Boeckler #22 (GPA Racing) - 15 pts (JUN)
  • 10.    Stéphane Ventaja #81(Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) - 11 pts (AM)
  • 11.    Jean Laurent Navarro #8 (JFM Racing) - 8 pts (AM)
  • 12.    Sylvain Pussier #77 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) - 8 pts (AM)
  • 13.    Laurent Richard #23 (JSB Compétition) - 7 pts (AM)
  • 14.    Louis Méric #31 (LM31 by BRS Racing Team) - 6 pts (JUN)
  • 15.    Xavier Guyonnet #11 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) - 5 pts (AM)
  • 16.    Gilles Colombani #66 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) - 3 pts (AM)
  • 17.    David Duponchel #43 (JSB Compétition) - 3 pts (AM)
  • 18.    Thierry Boyer #29 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) - 2 pts (AM)
  • 19.    Rodolphe Spitz #69 (JSB Compétition) -  2 pts (AM)
  • 20.    Luc Rozentvaig #5 (BL Sport) - 2 pts (AM)

2019 308 RACING CUP INFORMATION
 
Results Nogaro : http://bit.ly/2Z8ocUR
Results Hockenheim : http://bit.ly/2X5fncN
 
Presentation 308 Racing Cup 2019 : https://we.tl/t-FAFR1hBQw8
Technical file Peugeot 308 Racing Cup : https://bit.ly/2HvxMLj    
Sporting regulations 308 Racing Cup 2019 : https://we.tl/t-7IxbcvqJUW
Peugeot 308 TCR presentation and technical file: http://bit.ly/2YDKuMR

2019 CALENDAR
 
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

MEDIA CONTENT 308 RACING CUP AND 308 TCR
 
  • Live and replay of races 1 and 2 in the 308 RACING CUP on the Peugeot Sport Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/peugeot.sport
  • For film footage of the races, please contact Marie-Hélène Bacle.
  • Copyright-free photographs of the 308 Racing Cup and 308 TCR for editorial use :  https://bit.ly/2IZiY8A © Peugeot Sport / Flavien Duhamel

SOCIAL MEDIA
 
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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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