308 RACING CUP : JULIEN BRICHÉ, THE MAN TO BEAT IN THE FINAL PART OF THE SEASON!

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Sat, 14/09/2019 - 08:30

308 RACING CUP ROUND #5/6 – Magny-Cours (France).

For the fifth and penultimate round of the 2019 season, the 308 Racing Cup competitors will meet at Magny-Cours from 14-15 September, as part of the FFSA GT4 and French Circuit Racing Championships package. Following an action-packed and competitive start to the season, which visited legendary venues such as Hockenheim in Germany and Spa in Belgium alongside TCR Europe, the one-make Peugeot championship returned to France just before the summer break.
 
As class resumes in the second half of the year, 21 Peugeot 308 Racing Cup cars are going to be at the forefront of the action in Magny-Cours, including 12 drivers participating in the amateur category. The leading drivers – Julien Briché and Jimmy Clairet – are both tied on three wins each. Their results this weekend will be vital when it comes to taking the 2019 308 Racing Cup title – the pinnacle of Peugeot Sport’s promotional formulas on track – and winning a new Peugeot 308TCR. The same is true for the protagonists of the Am and Junior categories, where everything is still possible as the season moves into the end game.


  • In July, Aurélien Comte (TCR Europe driver) visited the championship and shook up the competitive order, reigniting the duel between Briché and Clairet. With his two wins at Ledenon, he swept everything before him but Julien Briché still leads the Pro category with a 23-point margin over his key rival  Jimmy Clairet. The Team DG Sport driver in TCR Europe, who will be present again for this fifth round, will want to  confirm his excellent result in Ledenon and make an impact on the standings once more. Up for grabs is a new Peugeot 308TCR and Peugeot Sport factory driver status in 2020, in any international touring car championship conforming to TCR regulations.
 
  • The outsiders will also be involved. Johan Boris Scheier is one to watch in the Pro category, having climbed to within a point of third overall: currently occupied by Xavier Fouineau, who has been incredibly consistent since the first half of the season. Julien Gilbert -– the local driver this weekend – will focus on achieving the best result possible.
 
  • Another duel to watch this weekend, will be the one for the Junior championship title. Florian Briché, the current category leader, has just a one-point lead over Aurélien Renet: the 2018 208 Racing Cup champion. He is still learning the 308 Racing Cup, but some promising results since the start of the year have allowed him to follow in the path of his illustrious team mate.
 
  • In the Am category (for amateur drivers; drivers without previous results aged more than 25), which constitute the majority of the 308 Racing Cup field, Stéphane Ventaja and Sylvain Pussier are fighting for top honours. It's an extremely tight competition with no fewer than five different drivers sharing the victories so far: Stephane Ventaja, Sylvain Pussier, Jean Laurent Navarro, Xavier Guyonnet and Marc Amourette.
 
  • Nicolas Milan will make his return to the 308 Racing Cup this weekend. Having made his way up through various Peugeot Sport promotional formulas (becoming the 2006 Peugeot 206 RCC champion and finishing runner-up on several occasions in other championships) he was fourth overall in the 2017 308 Racing Cup.
 
  • Two new amateurs have come onto the scene: Sébastien Loeillet (JSB Compétition) and Mathieu Casalonga (JFM Racing). They will be having their first experiences of the 308 Racing Cup.

QUOTES…
 
LAURENT GUYOT – PEUGEOT SPORT CUSTOMER COMPETITION MANAGER:
“After a season that started all over Europe, this weekend the 308 Racing Cup gets back to France and Magny-Cours. The success story of our championship, which was first launched in 2017, continues. This weekend, we will have 21 cars on the starting grid, which we are extremely proud of! Supporting the TCR Europe and FFSA French GT4 championship calendars, the 2019 season has been very closely-fought so far: notably with an extremely tight battle between Julien Briché and his key rival Jimmy Clairet. With the reshuffling of the championship’s amateur category (for drivers aged over 25 without previous results) several more drivers have been handed their chance to shine. It’s undoubtedly going to be a spectacular weekend, with the points scored proving to be decisive towards the different titles.”

ENTRY LIST
 
#1 Teddy CLAIRET – Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport / Junior
#2 Aurélien RENET – JFM Racing / Junior
#3 Aurélien COMTE – Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport / Pro
#4 Julien BRICHE – JSB Compétition / Pro
#7 Xavier FOUINEAU – JSB Compétition / Pro
#8 Jean-Laurent NAVARRO – JSB Compétition / Am
#10 Johan BORIS SCHEIER – BRS Racing Team / Pro
#11 Xavier GUYONNET – TSM Racing by Clairet Sport
#14 Sébastien LOEILLET – JSB Compétition / Am
#21 Jimmy CLAIRET – Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport / Pro
#23 Laurent RICHARD – JSB Compétition / Am
#24 Florian BRICHE – JFM Racing / Junior
#26 Nicolas MILAN – Milan Compétition / Pro
#29 Thierry BOYER – Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport / Am
#43 David DUPONCHEL – JSB Compétition / Am
#44 Julien GILBERT – BRS Racing Team / Pro
#66 Gilles COLOMBANI – Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport / Am
#69 Rodolphe SPITZ – JSB Compétition / Am
#77 Sylvain PUSSIER – Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport / Am
#81 Stephane VENTAJA – Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport / Am
#96 Mathieu CASALONGA – JFM Racing / Am

OVERALL CLASSIFICATION, 2019 308 RACING CUP (after Ledenon, round #4/6)
 
1. Julien Briché #4 (JSB Compétition) 125 pts (PRO)
2. Jimmy Clairet #21 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 102 pts (PRO)
3. Xavier Fouineau #7 (JSB Compétition) 74 pts (PRO)        
4. Johan Boris Scheier #10 (BRS Racing Team) 73 pts (PRO)
5. Julien Gilbert #44 (BRS Racing Team) 52 pts (PRO)
6. Florian Briché #24 (JFM Racing) 44 pts (JUN)    
7. Aurélien Renet #2 (JFM Racing) 43 pts (JUN)    
8. Aurélien Comte #3 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 41 pts (PRO)
9. Fred Caprasse #33 (JSB Compétition) 37 pts (PRO)
10. Teddy Clairet #1 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 32 pts (JUN)    
11. Stéphane Ventaja #81(Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 21 pts (AM)
12. Romain Boeckler #22 (GPA Racing) 15 pts (JUN)    
=. Jean Laurent Navarro #8 (JFM Racing) 15 pts (AM)
14. Louis Méric #31 (LM31 by BRS Racing Team) 14 pts (JUN)
=. Sylvain Pussier #77 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 14 pts (AM)
16. Laurent Richard #23 (JSB Compétition) 12 pts (AM)
17. Xavier Guyonnet #11 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 7 pts (AM)
=. Gilles Colombani #66 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 7 pts (AM)    
19. Marc Amourette #76 (GPA Racing) 5 pts (AM)
=. David Duponchel #43 (JSB Compétition) 5 pts (AM)
20. Thierry Boyer #29 (Pussier Automobiles by Clairet Sport) 2 pts (AM)
=. Rodolphe Spitz #69 (JSB Compétition) 2 pts (AM)
22. Luc Rozentvaig #5 (BL Sport) 1 pt (AM)

2019 308 RACING CUP INFORMATION
 
Nogaro and Ledenon results : http://bit.ly/2Z8ocUR // http://bit.ly/2XfHUR2
Hockenheim and Spa results : http://bit.ly/2X5fncN // http://bit.ly/2WwjL8p
Championship classification : http://bit.ly/2FYAlUh
308 Racing Cup 2019 presentation : http://bit.ly/2FZ0qTf
Technical file Peugeot 308 Racing Cup : https://bit.ly/2HvxMLj    
Sporting regulations 308 Racing Cup : http://bit.ly/2XuHjGo
Peugeot 308 TCR presentation and technical info pack : http://bit.ly/2YDKuMR

2019 CALENDAR
 
20 - 22 April Nogaro (France) - French Circuit Racing Championships
24 - 26 May Hockenheim (Germany) - TCR Europe
08 - 09 June Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - TCR Europe
05 - 07 July Ledenon (France) - French Circuit Racing Championships
13 -15 September Magny-Cours (France) - French Circuit Racing Championships
11 - 13 October Paul Ricard (France) - French Circuit Racing Championships

308 RACING CUP CATEGORIES FOR 2019
 
There are three classes:
  • PRO (drivers aged over 26 with previous results)
  • AMATEURS (drivers aged over 26 without previous results)
  • JUNIOR (drivers aged up to 25)

308 RACING CUP 2019 PRIZES

 
  • The 2019 champion will win a new Peugeot 308 TCR and Peugeot Sport factory driver status for 2020, to compete in international touring car racing following the TCR regulations.
  • The top amateur driver  (Am) will be invited to take part in one TCR Europe race in 2020.
  • The top Junior driver will take part in a test organised by Peugeot Sport at the wheel of a Peugeot  308TCR.

308 RACING CUP AND 308 TCR MEDIA CONTENT
 
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
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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