Colombani and Ventaja to share third Clairet Peugeot

Colombani and Ventaja to share third Clairet Peugeot

JSB Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR
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Gilles Colombani and Stéphane Ventaja will share the third Team Clairet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR in the 2019 TCR Europe series, racing alongside Jimmy and Teddy Clairet.

Corsican racer Colombani will race in two or three events at the Hungaroring, Barcelona and, subject to ongoing discussions, Oschersleben. Ventaja, meanwhile, will take to the wheel for the races at Hockenheim, Spa-Francorchamps and the Red Bull Ring.

Colombani is a newcomer to motorsport, having only started last year in the French Peugeot 308 Racing Cup. He will dovetail that campaign this year with also competing in selected TCR Europe events.

45-year-old Ventaja hails from Albi and also competed in the Peugeot 308 Cup, where he won the Gentleman Trophy. That alone meant he had secured a drive in at least one TCR Europe event in 2019.

Ventaja has also competed in the Peugeot RCZ Cup, where he was a race winner, as well as the 2016 24H TCE Series, where he drove a Peugeot 208 GTi to the A3 Class title.