Ligier JS Cup France: first race of the season, the #9 Orhès Ligier JS2 R reigns at Valencia!

The launch of the fifth edition of the Ligier JS Cup France took place in Valencia in Spain on 9 – 11 March. Some 20 Ligier JS2 Rs took to the track and the #9 Orhès – 2M Promotion Mat Immo prevailed over all its rivals in free practice, set pole position and won the race: a 100% successful weekend for the team. In the Am category, #24 run by Baltisse Racing won the opening round.

• The #9 Orhès Ligier JS2 R – 2M Promotion Mat Immo (Mickaël Mota and Olivier Pernaut) clinched the fastest lap in free practice in 1:41.455s.

• The #9 Ligier JS2 R improved its time to 1:40.761s to clinch pole position for the first race of the season.

• Overall, it was a flawless weekend for the #9 Ligier JS2 R, which went on to win the 6 Hours of Valencia in the Pro-Am category. The podium was completed by #93 entered by Zosh – 93 (Raphaël Deschamps, Louis Marques and Julien Rodrigues) and #70 run by Zosh – Murs Peints (Thierry Petit, Grégory Servais and Xavier Knauf).

• In the Am category, victory went to the #24 Baltisse Racing Ligier JS2 R (Simon Balcaen, Mathieu and Pierre Castelein) followed by #61 run by So 24 by LADC (Silvain Pastoris and Léo Payen) and Speboff's #63 (Stéphane Adler, Sylvain Caroff and Vincent Roches).

• “Every time I get into the Ligier JS2 R, it's an incredible experience. The Valencia weekend was no exception to the rule,” explained driver and commentator Julien Febreau who took part in the race at the wheel of the #27 Ligier JS2 R entered by XP Racing. “I really love this car and this series. The Ligier JS2 R is performant and reliable and gives its driver immense pleasure. I talked to Benoit Treluyer [entered in the #2 Ligier JS2 R run by M3] who told me that he really had great fun at the wheel of the car. When someone of that level says that; it really says it all!”

The next race will be held on 31 March on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit.


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