Racing driver Jack Butel will be bringing his Ligier JS P3 LMP3 machine home for the RUBiS Jersey International Motoring Festival on 1-4 June. The exciting sports prototype will make its first trip to the Channel Islands next month as one of the mouth-watering highlights at the four-day motoring spectacular.
Butel made the transition from single-seaters to the closed-cockpit LMP3 sports prototype during the winter period and the Jerseyman already feels at home in the French car – clocking-up hundreds of miles in the machine at circuits across the UK and the picturesque Portimão in southern Portugal. On the opening round of the UK LMP3 Cup at Donington in April, Jack chalked-up tenth and an impressive fifth for Speedworks Motorsport, the team that runs the 20-year-old St Saviour resident.
Once the Channel Islander has finished racing his Ligier at the next round at Brands Hatch – Speedworks will return the car to Cheshire to prepare it for its journey to Jersey. The five-litre V8 weapon will travel from the UK on Thursday 1st June and be ready for the local star to take the wheel for a series of demonstration runs on the Friday evening sprint along Victoria Avenue – the islands only dual carriageway. Jack is set to entertain festivalgoers with the 420 bhp rear-wheel-drive machine, giving islanders a taste and flavour of LMP3 racing action.
“I cannot wait to bring the LMP3 Ligier back home.” Enthused Jack. “Not many islanders get to see the car racing so I feel honoured to bring the car to Jersey and give everyone a close-up experience of international sports car racing. I am looking forward to laying down some rubber on the roads on Friday night – it’s quite a special moment to drive the car on roads that I travel on every day.
“It’s a busy racing calendar as straight after the motoring festival, the car returns to the UK then goes on the Eurotunnel to Belgium as we get ourselves ready for the incredible Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Doing some demonstrations will be a welcome break from racing and I look forward to seeing as many people possible over the weekend.”
Source. Jack Butel Racing