Endurance Tourism Trophy: the battle between the Ligiers JS2 Rs hots up!
The Tourism Endurance Trophy restarted on the Magny-Cours circuit on Saturday 23rd September. Extrême Limite's #64 won the fifth round overall and took the lead in the Ligier JS2 R Trophy.
• Saturday 23rd September ‑ The #44 Ligier JS2 F entered by Extrême Limite and crewed by Gilles Bouvard and Jules Roussel took pole position in the Ligier JS2 R Trophy category posting the fastest lap in 1:55.502s, which was good enough to give it the second-best time overall.
• The start of the race was given in the afternoon. The #14 Ligier JS2 R run by Lemal Racing for Frédéric Alves, Olivier Lemaire and Maxence Alves Conde crashed forcing it to retire, and the safety car was deployed on the track.
• At the restart, the #64 Extrême Limite entry in the hands of Marc Bonnet and Benjamin Redais was the collateral victim of a collision and lost several places in the classification. But the team fought back and clawed its way up the timesheets taking the lead of the race at the halfway mark. #99 run by Of Course Compétition for Alexis Anthony, Thomas Becker and Luc Remmy was not far behind in third spot.
• Finally, #64 crossed the finishing line in first place to clinch overall victory as well as the win in the Ligier JS2 R Trophy category. The #99 Of Course Compétition Ligier JS2 R saw the flag in third place overall and second in the Trophy.
• Extrême Limite's second car #44 came third in the Trophy.
• Up until then, #99 entered by Of Course Compétition was in the lead of the Ligier JS2 R Trophy, but it lost its first place to #64 at Magny-Cours. The latter has racked up 600 points compared to 570 for #99.
The penultimate round of the TTE will take place on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on 21 - 22 October.
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Photo credit: Gaëtan Minoc