Ligier has created a new concept, the Ligier JS Cup – a single-make formula whose sole aim is to combine pleasure and performance. The very first Ligier JS Cup will take place in France, on 29 and 30 March, with the Ligier JS2 R on the Le Mans circuit with M3 – Max Mamers Management’s organisation.
On 11 October, Ligier unveiled the Ligier JS2 R, its latest racing car. An anniversary car to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the make, founded in 1969 by Guy Ligier and acquired in 2014 by Jacques Nicolet. Real racing car, the Ligier JS2 R has been designed to provide endless hours of pleasure behind the wheel. “The car is very attractive – explains Jacques Nicolet, President of Ligier-Onroak Automotive – everyone who tried it got out of the car with a smile on their faces. We are delighted”.
“With this car we wanted to go further by launching a new concept, the Ligier JS Cup, single-make formulas dedicated exclusively to the brand’s racing cars. New playing fields. And it will all be starting in France from 2019 with the Ligier JS Cup France dedicated to the Ligier JS2 R. Another novelty for the 50th anniversary of the make!”
For this Ligier JS Cup France, Ligier will rely on M3, an event organiser specialised in the automotive industry. “It was essential to us to find the right partner to embark on this new adventure. All the events organised by M3’s teams are a great success. Pleasure, passion and performance are the secrets of their success”, adds Jacques Nicolet.
“The partnership between Ligier – Onroak Automotive and M3 is capital to the launching of the Ligier JS Cup France – comments Benoît Abdelatif, M3 Manager. The expertise, experience and professionalism of these two major players in the French motorsport give the clients a high level of trust. The very essence for a promising start in 2019!”
For 2019, the Ligier JS Cup France strikes already. On the program, six races on the most beautiful circuits in France and one race on the legendary circuit of Spa-Francorchamps. The adventure will start in Le Mans on 29 and 30 March with a 4-hour race. Then, off to Dijon on 12 and 13 April and to Spa-Francorchamps on 24 and 25 May for a 4-hour race. Magny-Cours on 9 June, for a 6-hour race; Le Castellet on 7 September for a 4-hour race and Ledenon on 27 and 28 September, for a 3.30-hour race. The last round? In Nogaro on 18 and 19 October, for two 4-hour races. Something to satisfy all the enthusiasts, even the most demanding ones. To prepare, free practice sessions and qualifying before each race.
About twenty Ligier JS2 R are expected at the race start. More for the rest of the season
Source. Onroak Automotive