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Benoît Tréluyer Launches New Team for Ligier JS Cup

Benoît Tréluyer, three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Audi, has announced that he is to launch his own team.

Trajectus Motorsport, named after Tréluyer’s luxury car concierge service based in the Luberon area of France, north of Marseille, has announced two programmes for the new team. Two Ligier JS2 Rs will be entered in the Ligier JS Cup with the #83 car to be driven by Vincent Bouteiller and Martin Lacquemanne and the sister #84 car to be piloted by Jules Tréluyer and Yannick Panagiotis.

The team will also campaign two cars in the Fun Cup which runs alongside the Ligier JS Cup. Drivers for the Fun Cup programme have yet to be decided.

Tréluyer is excited about his new venture.

“In 2020, anticipating life after racing, I wanted to share my passion with car enthusiasts and I had the idea of opening a luxury car concierge service in Gordes. Then came the idea a few months ago of launching Trajectus Motorsport with the aim of sharing my racing experience.

“In 2024, our programme will include the Ligier JS Cup France and the Fun Cup.”

Tréluyer is looking to support the careers of young drivers with the team’s participation in the Ligier Junior Programme.

“When I started racing, various programmes supported by tobacco or oil companies, allowed young drivers to promote their ability within a reasonable budget. Under the leadership of Henri Pescarolo, this is what allowed me to launch my career within Formula Campus. Today those opportunities are limited.

“By supporting the Ligier Junior Programme within the Ligier JS Cup I can offer support via Trajectus Motorsport. Our two JS2 Rs have one young driver in each car who will aim to win the scholarship and allow them to move into the Ligier European Series. In our case, these drivers are Vincent Bouteiller and Jules Tréluyer.”

Tréluyer is looking to pass on not only his considerable endurance racing experience to his two young pilots but also his wider experience of success at the top level of motorsport.

“I will try to give them the benefit of my experience,” explained Tréluyer. “This will involve on-track coaching but not only that since they must learn all aspects of the job which does not only consist of beating the clock. We will organise physical preparation as we are able to take advantage of the facilities of Chalet Tréluyer in Les Deux Alpes. More than that, I also believe in the importance of education and attitude to allow drivers to work with everyone in the paddock.”

“Our ultimate goal is to partner with a major manufacturer but everything in its time.”

The 2024 Ligier JS Cup gets underway at Le Mans on March 29th and 30th with a six-hour contest.