For the European Le Mans Series season 2020 two of the three drivers for the Inter Europol Competition #34 Ligier JSP 217 have been confirmed. Kuba Smiechowski and Mathias Beche will share the car again. The third driver will be announced shortly.
Mathias Beche: “I am delighted to be part of the team again. The 2020 ELMS season is going to be super competitive and I cannot wait. The team has high expectations for the coming season. We know we have to step up and we are working hard to get what it needs to be competitive.”
“I am training hard every day to deliver my very best”, Mathias added. “I also like to be helping my teammates and share my experience. It’s nice to be paired with Kuba, we get on very well. I really believe in him and I know he will do a great job this year.”
Kuba Smiechowski: “I’m very happy to be partnering with Mathias for the upcoming ELMS season. He is a great guy and we get along really well. Because it is our second year, it will be a bigger challenge for me, more pressure. I already see big changes this year in the team and I know we will be faster and more reliable. We will keep pushing for the best result possible.”
Sascha Fassbender (team manager): “We are very pleased to be competing in the ELMS again this year. Over the past few years the competition has become much stronger, and we are looking forward to face this competition in 2020 with the Ligier. The full Ligier team with Pierre Nicolet have given us the confidence to have a competitive car in the ELMS in 2020 with the Ligier JSP 217.”
About the driver pairing, Fassbender said: “We are very happy to have a harmonious and strong driver pairing with Mathias and Kuba. At the moment we are still in negotiations with various drivers and we will shortly announce the 3rd driver. We would also like to participate in the 24H of Le Mans again this year and already have submitted the entry form. We are looking forward to the new season with confidence and many exciting races.”