308 RACING CUP : BRICHÉ USES HIS EXPERIENCE TO DOUBLE UP!

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Mon, 22/04/2019 - 17:00
ROUND #1/6 - Nogaro, France.
 
This weekend the 308 Racing Cup got its 2019 season underway at the Paul Armagnac circuit in Nogaro, part of the FFSA French Circuit Racing Championships. The 308 Racing Cup is the second rung on the ladder of PEUGEOT SPORT’s promotional formulae, and for its third season the championship underlined its success with a strong field of 20 cars competing in front of 23,700 spectators, who had all come to see the traditional Easter Cup meeting.
 
At this first meeting, Julien Briché claimed both wins and one pole position. Despite some strong performances from Jimmy Clairet (who claimed one pole position and third place in race 1), Frédéric Caprasse (second in race 1) and Johan Boris Scheier (second in race 2), the 2017 308 Racing Cup champion demonstrated both performance and consistency as he started the season in exemplary fashion. There were also some strong performances from the Junior drivers, led by Florian Briché – who finished on the bottom step of the podium in  race 2 – and Aurélien Renet, the winner of the 2018 208 Racing Cup, not to mention some new arrivals in the PRO category such as Johan Boris Scheier. The new AM category also provided plenty of action, making it a weekend to remember.


  • Jimmy Clairet #21 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) and Julien Briché #4 (JSB Competition) each claimed a pole position in qualifying. The latter also triumphed in races 1 and 2 and so left Nogaro leading the championship convincingly at the end of the weekend.
 
  •  Louis Méric #31 (LM31 by BRS Racing Team) won the Junior category in the first race while Florian Briché #24 (JFM Racing) won the second Junior encounter. In his first race with a  308 Racing Cup car put at his disposal by PEUGEOT SPORT – his reward for winning the 2018 208 Racing Cup title – Aurélien Renet #2 (JFM Racing) got to grips with the championship and ended up in the top 10. Romain Boeckler #22 (GPA Racing), making his touring car debut aged 16, stood out by finishing on the JUNIOR podium in race 2.
 
  • The new AM category (for drivers over 25 without previous results), made up 50% of the field at the season-opener. Jean-Laurent Navarro #8 (JFM Racing) won race 1, while Xavier Guyonnet #11 (TSM Racing by Clairet Sport) fought him for victory all the way to the line. Stéphane Ventaja #81 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) was a model of consistency all weekend and emerged leading the championship.
 
  • The arrival of new drivers and teams gave the 308 Racing Cup a fresh look, thanks to competitors such as Johan Boris Scheier, who showed all his potential and motivation as a title contender. He finished fourth in race  1, then qualified on the front row and finished second in race 2. together with a brand new squad – the BRS Racing Team – which runs three PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup cars. It was a strong comeback for  Julien Gilbert too, who returned to fight hard in the middle of the pack after a year away.

WHAT THEY SAID…

 
Laurent GUYOT – PEUGEOT SPORT Customer Competition Manager:
“The 2019 308 Racing Cup season is set to be how it has always been since it was launched in 2017….extremely competitive ! The series put on a fantastic show once more during the opening round of the season at the Easter Cup in Nogaro. First and foremost, it’s a real satisfaction to see a field of 20 cars entering the fray and see how engaged the teams and drivers are in our championship. From a technical point of view, the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup car has shown itself to be as reliable and competitive as always. It’s a solid base from which our drivers can enjoy themselves out on track, and the pleasure that they take in the car is obvious. The other big satisfaction is in seeing the new drivers and teams who have joined us this year. They have already demonstrated really strong potential and some have marked themselves out as being top contenders for the rest of the season, especially  Johan Boris Scheier and the BRS Racing Team. They’re certainly in the mix to be considered as title contenders! The Juniors also showed once more that they are more than capable of fighting at the top. As for the AM category, that was also extremely closely-fought with plenty of promising battles. Well done to Julien Briché who used all his experience to claim two wins, but as we all know, the season has only just begun. There’s plenty more action to come !”
 
Julien BRICHE –JSB Competition driver / winner of races 1 and 2:
“It was nearly an entirely perfect weekend, with two victories and a pole position! In the first race, despite a bad start, I managed to get back past Xavier (Fouineau) and then Fred (Caprasse) before coming back strongly against Jimmy and starting a brilliantly clean fight that lasted for two laps, before I finally got the lead and found an advantage with eight laps to go. In the second race I had a good start, which helped things. My son (Florian Briché) was behind me and helped to fend off any attacks on the opening lap. This meant I could pull out a lead from the beginning, which helped to ensure a second win.”
WEEKEND RESULTS
 
RACE 1 RESULTS
  1. BRICHE Julien - JSB COMPETITION (PRO)
  2. CAPRASSE Frédéric - JSB COMPETITION (PRO) + 1.464s
  3. CLAIRET Jimmy - PUSSIER AUTOMOBILES by CLAIRET SPORT (PRO) + 2.945s
  4. SCHEIER Johan Boris - BRS RACING TEAM SCHEIER + 3.168s
  5. FOUINEAU Xavier - JSB COMPETITION (PRO) + 3.363s
  6. GILBERT Julien - BRS RACING TEAM (PRO) + 15.330s
  7. MERIC Louis - LM31 by BRS RACING TEAM (JUN) + 23.685s
  8. NAVARRO Jean Laurent - JFM RACING (AM) + 26.565s
  9. VENTAJA Stéphane - PUSSIER AUTOMOBILES by CLAIRET SPORT (AM) + 27.345s
  10. PUSSIER Sylvain - PUSSIER AUTOMOBILES by CLAIRET SPORT (AM) + 27.81s
 
1st JUNIOR : L. Méric #31 (LM31 by BRS Racing Team)
1st AM : JL Navarro #8 (JFM Racing).
 
RACE 2 RESULTS
  1. BRICHE Julien - JSB COMPETITION (PRO)
  2. SCHEIER Johan Boris - BRS RACING TEAM (PRO) + 2.274s
  3. FOUINEAU Xavier - JSB COMPETITION (PRO) + 4.662s
  4. BRICHE Florian - JFM RACING (JUN) + 6.258s
  5. RENET Aurélien - JFM RACING (JUN) + 6.513s
  6. GILBERT Julien - BRS RACING TEAM (PRO) + 6.869s
  7. BOECKLER Romain - GPA RACING (JUN) + 16.688s
  8. GUYONNET Xavier - TSM RACING by CLAIRET SPORT (AM) + 23.411s
  9. VENTAJA Stéphane - PUSSIER AUTOMOBILES by CLAIRET SPORT (AM) + 23.473s
  10. PUSSIER Sylvain - PUSSIER AUTOMOBILES by CLAIRET SPORT (AM) + 24.437s
 
1st JUNIOR : F. Briché #24 (JFM Racing)
1st AM : X. Guyonnet (TSM Racing by Clairet Sport).
 
OVERALL CLASSIFICATION (after Nogaro round #1/6) :
1 - J. Briché #4 (JSB Compétition) 42 pts (PRO)
2 - JB. Scheier #10 (BRS Racing Team) 26 pts (PRO)
3 - X. Fouineau #7 (JSB Compétition) 20 pts (PRO)             
4 – F. Caprasse #33 (JSB Compétition) 16 pts (PRO)
5 – Jimmy Clairet #21 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 13 pts (PRO)
6 – Julien Gilbert #44 (BRS Racing Team) 12 pts (PRO)
7 – Florian Briché #24 (JFM Racing) 11 pts (JUN)
8 – Aurélien Renet #2 (JFM Racing) 9 pts (JUN)
9 – Stéphane Ventaja #81 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 6 pts (AM)
10 – Romain Boeckler #22 (GPA Racing) 6 pts (JUN)
11 – Louis Méric #31 (LM31 by BRS Racing Team) 5 pts (JUN)
12 – Jean Laurent Navarro #8 (JFM Racing) 5 pts (AM)
13 – Sylvain Pussier #77 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 4 pts (AM)
14 – Xavier Guyonnet #11 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 4 pts (AM)
15 – Laurent Richard #23 (JSB Compétition) 2 pts (AM)
16 - David Duponchel #43 (JSB Compétition) 2 pts (AM)
17 – Gilles Colombani #66 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 2 pts (AM)
18 – Luc Rozentvaig #5 (BL Sport) 1 pt (AM)
19 – Thierry Boyer #29 ((Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 0 pts (AM)
 

2019 308 RACING CUP INFORMATION

 
CALENDAR
 
20 - 22 April  I  Nogaro (France) – French Circuit Racing Championships
24 - 26 May  I  Hockenheim (Germany) - TCR Europe
08 - 09 June  I  Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium - TCR Europe
05 - 07 July  I  Lédenon (France)  - French Circuit Racing Championships
13 -15 September  I  Magny-Cours (France)  - French Circuit Racing Championships
11 - 13 October  Paul Ricard (France)  - French Circuit Racing Championships
 
WHAT’S NEW IN 2019
 
There are three categories:
  • PRO (drivers aged over 26 with results)
  • AMATEUR (drivers aged over 26 without results)
  • JUNIOR (drivers aged up to 25)
 
PRIZES AND AWARD
 
  • Nearly 300,000€ of prizes will be given out during the season, including 159.000 € of prizes at races.
  • The 2019 champion will win a PEUGEOT 308 TCR and official 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 test organised by PEUGEOT SPORT with a PEUGEOT 308TCR.
 
HOW TO TAKE PART IN THE 308 RACING CUP
 
  • By entering a team after  buying a PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup car (more information about how to buy a car is available at the PEUGEOT SPORT Store website : https://bit.ly/2SciT2f)
  • By renting a PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup car from a team taking part in the series (a list of teams can be obtained from Patrick Sinault – see contacts below)
  • Entry fee: 1500€ (plus tax) per round
  • Entries can be made on the PEUGEOT SPORT Store website : https://bit.ly/2P4VQoe.
  • A list of teams and other useful information can be found from Patrick Sinault - 308 Racing Cup Sporting Manager : patrick@signature-team.com

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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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