Ahead of its fourth season in European Le Mans Series with two cars entered in LMP2 category, the French team has just signed Konstantin Tereschenko as his second driver on the Ligier JS P217 #24. The 24-year-old Russian is joining Timothé Buret awaiting the announcement of the third and last driver of the crew.
Sarah Abadie – Team Manager:” We are very pleased to welcome Konstantin into the team. He is a complete driver who has shown great things in recent years in different categories such as the GP3 Series and the World Series Formula V8 3.5. Last year, during his first season in ELMS, he proved once again his speed. In the wake of the last event in Portimao, we decided to test him on our Ligier and we were clearly satisfied with his performance, despite difficult weather conditions and a wet track. No doubt we can expect a good interconnection all together as Timothé (Buret) knows the team very well and will be a perfect compass for him.”
(Konstantin Tereschenko – Ligier JS P217 # 24 driver: “I am delighted to start this new collaboration with the team Panis-Barthez Competition. Since the test I have done for them earlier on in Portimao, I have really been hoping to work with such high standard people. I enter another world, with a level of professionalism I am proud to reach. I will have the privilege to progress, to learn and to become a better driver. I hope to score points in each race, not to make any mistakes and to get on a podium. ”
Source. Panis-Barthez Competition