Benjamin Lessennes joins the International Series at Spa
25 April 2017
Benjamin Lessennes, one of the most promising young drivers in TCR Benelux, will make his first appearance in the International Series at Spa-Francorchamps.
The 17-year old Belgian will drive the very same Honda Civic Type-R car run by Boutsen Ginion Racing he regularly uses in the Benelux championship. After finishing eighth in 2016 and claiming his first victory in the season’s final at Mettet, Lessennes has just begun the new season with a couple of podiums last weekend at Spa: second in Race 1 and third in Race 2. He was also third in the Qualifying Race.
And it was an omen that in both the sprint races he was joined on the podium by Stefano Comini and Jean-Karl Vernay, guest stars of the Benelux event. "This is a real opportunity to see where I am facing the elite of the TCR International Series. The challenge is great, but I hope that I will be at their level and achieve a good result during this prestigious race meeting!” said Lessennes.
Boutsen Ginion Racing Team Manager, Olivier Lainé added: "Benjamin is racing with us since last year and the TCR International Series meeting at Spa will be an interesting experience for him. Additional experience is always good for a young driver like him and it will also be good for our team to discover the level of International Series."
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