Rasse celebrates a double as Lourenço takes the title at Le Mans

Monday 27th October 2014

Belgian Gregory Rasse took a double victory in the final rounds of the 2014 Lotus Cup Europe season at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit on Sunday 26 October, as Frenchman Jeremy Lourenço claimed the overall championship.

Rasse looked set for a duel with Englishman Jonathan Walker for the race victories, with Walker’s V6 Exige taking pole position at the French circuit in damp conditions. However, the Evora driver proved to be quicker in the races, whilst Walker was overhauled by the Exiges of Nikolaj Ipsen and Philippe Loup in both encounters.

Lourenço had qualified his 2-Eleven further down the order, but fought back to take second in class in the opener, which was held in foggy conditions. He finished behind Loup’s son Jean-Baptiste, before claiming class honours in the title-deciding race.

Walker took the consolation prize of V6 Cup champion, whilst a brace of class wins gave Englishman David Harvey the Open class title.

In the Production class, Lotus Cup UK regular Jason Baker won both races at a canter. Whilst eventual category champion Andrew Wright had a shot of the overall title, he finished third behind Dave Carr and outgoing champion Thomas Dehaibe respectively.

Gregory Rasse leads the field in race two at Le Mans   Production winner Jason Baker left behind a fierce battle between the class regulars   Gregory Rasse took a brace of victories at Le Mans
Gregory Rasse leads the field in race two at Le Mans Production winner Jason Baker left behind a fierce battle between the class regulars Gregory Rasse took a brace of victories at Le Mans
 
Rasse (centre) was joined on the podium both times by Nikolaj Ipsen (left) and Philippe Loup (right) Jeremy Lourenço is the 2014 Lotus Cup Europe Champion The Lotus Cup Europe Class Champions L-R: David Harvey (Open), Jonathan Walker (V6 Cup), Andrew Wright (Production), Jeremy Lourenço (2-Eleven and overall), and Nicholas Ferrer (Exige Cup)
Rasse (centre) was joined on the podium both times by Nikolaj Ipsen (left) and Philippe Loup (right) Jeremy Lourenço is the 2014 Lotus Cup Europe Champion The Lotus Cup Europe Class Champions L-R: David Harvey (Open), Jonathan Walker (V6 Cup), Andrew Wright (Production), Jeremy Lourenço (2-Eleven and overall), and Nicholas Ferrer (Exige Cup)
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