ROME – Gruppo Peroni Race is delighted to announce its exclusive three-year partnership with prestigious French marque Ligier.
As a result, the Ligier JS Cup, a single-make championship fielding the Ligier JS2 R, will land in Italy in 2021 following its success in France throughout the 2019 season. The car model was launched last year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the French brand and swiftly increased in popularity, culminating in its imminent participation to the Ligier European Series in collaboration with the European LeMans Series.
Gruppo Peroni Race will also be in charge of the distribution and after-sales service of the Ligier JS2 R in the Italian market from 2021 onwards. Their partnership will combine the pleasure of driving with performance in a championship consisting of six 3-hour races on Italy’s most famous circuits, with each team lining-up two drivers.
The 2021 Ligier JS Cup Italia will kick off at Monza, moving on to further iconic Italian venues as Imola, Misano, Vallelunga, Mugello. The full and definitive schedule will be released in due course.
The build-up for 2021 starts now, as on-track action is set to resume in the coming weeks following the most acute phase of the Coronavirus pandemic. The first testing session on a Ligier JS2 R is set to take place on July 15th at the Tazio Nuvolari Circuit in Cervesina.
Sergio Peroni, Founder of Gruppo Peroni Race
“I am honoured to add the Ligier brand to Gruppo Peroni Race’s list of exclusive partners for the next three years. Being a stand-out brand in motorsport as well as in the automotive industry, Ligier’s perfect blend of history and innovation will definitely offer additional value to our competitions. An intense and busy year of preparations awaits us ahead of the start of the Ligier JS Cup in Italy from 2021 onwards.”
Jacques Nicolet, President of Ligier Automotive
“We are pleased to partner with Sergio Peroni for the launch of our second Ligier JS Cup and for the distribution of the Ligier JS2 R in Italy. I had the opportunity to meet Sergio several years ago and I have closely followed his activities. I am delighted that today we are uniting our common passion for motorsport around this fantastic project. This is an important phase for the development of Ligier Automotive. Italy is a country of motor sport enthusiasts, in which the Everspeed group is already closely involved with Italian company HP Composites, which specialises in the sector of composite materials. Fast and enduring, the Ligier JS2 R is an uncompromising race car that allows drivers to satisfy their passion with an affordable budget. That's what made it a success in France and that's what will allow it to win over enthusiasts in Italy. And not only that! We do not intend to stop there. We are eager to develop other Ligier JS Cup in Europe and around the world in the next few years.”