Ligier JS Cup France: The #10 Zosh – Di Environnement Ligier JS2 R and the #18 Orhès Sambms Athesi Bma win the six hours of Magny-Cours
May 28-30, 2021 - After Spa at the beginning of the month, the Ligier JS Cup France resumed at the Magny-Cours circuit for the second round of the season. The #10 Zosh - Di Environnement Ligier JS2 R won the six-hour race, also taking the victory in the Pro Am category. In the Am class, it was the #18 Orhès Sambms Athesi Bma Ligier JS2 R that finished first.
After the four hours of Spa, it was time for the six hours of Magny-Cours on Sunday 30th May. During free practice, the top of the time sheet was occupied by the Pro-Am category with the #10 Zosh - Di Environnement Ligier JS2 R, driven by Jean-René Defournoux and Hugo Rosati, setting the fastest time of 1:46.599s. In the Am category, it was the #18 Orhès Sambms Athesi Bma car driven by Franck Dallavalle and Micael Costa that dominated the field, with a best time of 1:48.545s.
The drivers immediately went on to 30 minutes of qualifying. Once again, the #10 Zosh - Di Environnement Ligier JS2 R clinched pole position in the overall and in the Pro-Am category with a best lap of 1:45.905s. In the Am class, the #25 Ferrari SF, driven by Jeremy Mennechet and Mickaël Mota, was the fastest car with a time of 1:46.710s, starting the race from the third place on the grid.
The race started at 12 noon sharp. While the #10 Ligier JS2 R kept the lead, the #70 LADC Performance with Thierry Petit and Grégory Servais and the #15 MB Performance driven by Natan Bihel and Romain Carton moved up to second and third place overall. In the Am category, the #73 Orhès Vs Compétition driven by Axel, Didier and Rémi Van Straaten was leading the class. It even took the overall lead after the second hour, ahead of the #10 Zosh - Di Environnement and the #24 Skylux Racing, driven by Robbert Desmet and Jean Glorieux.
From the third hour on, the #10 Ligier JS2 R of Zosh - Di Environnement moved up to the first place and held onto the leaduntil the chequered flag. Behind, the #73 Orhès Vs Compétition Ligier JS2 R was caught in a cat and mouse game with the #15 MB Performance for second place overall.
Four hours into the race, the #18 Orhès Sambms Athesi Bma Ligier JS2 R was third overall and battled for the lead in the Am category with the #73 Orhès Vs Compétition. In third place, the #44 Porchejac Défi driven by Nicolas Martin and Damien Porcheron. The #73 took the lead in the Am category with an hour to go, while the #44 was second and the #18 third.
The six hours of Magny-Cours ended with the #10 Zosh - Di Environnement Ligier JS2 R scoring the Am class victory ahead of the #18 Orhès Sambms Athesi Bma, while the #24 Skylux Racing car crossed the line third and second in the Pro-Am class. The quickest lap was set by the #70 LADC 70 driven by Thierry Petit and Grégory Servais in 1:46.617s.
Pro Am Podium:
1 - #10 Zosh – Di Environnement
2 - #24 Skylux Racing
3 - #15 MB Performance
1 - #18 Orhès Sambms Athesi Bma
2 - #408 No Limit Racing
3 - #44 Porchejac Défi
The next round of the Ligier JS Cup France will be held on June 18 at Le Mans.