Benjamin Lessennes

Benjamin Lessennes (born 29 June 1999) is a Belgian racing driver currently competing in the TCR International Series and TCR Benelux Touring Car Championship. Having previously competed in several karting championships.

Benjamin Lessennes
NationalityBelgian
Born (1999-06-29) 29 June 1999 (age 20)
Namur, Belgium
TCR International Series career
Debut season2017
Current teamBoutsen Ginion Racing
Car number63
Starts2
Previous series
2016-17

2010-14
TCR Benelux Touring Car Championship
Karting
Championship titles
2013
2013
French KF Junior
Belgian X30 Junior

Racing careerEdit

Lessennes began his career in 2010 in karting. He took several good results in many different karting championships. In 2011 he finished second in the Belgian KF5 championship standings. In 2013 he won both the French KF Junior and Belgian X30 Junior karting titles. In 2014 he won the IAME International Finale X30 Seniors title. In 2016 he made the switch to the TCR Benelux Touring Car Championship, he finished the season fifth in the standings after one victory and three podiums. With his teammate Renaud Kuppens taking four victories.[1] He continued in the series again in 2017.[2][3][4]

In April 2017 it was announced that he would race in the TCR International Series, driving a Honda Civic Type R TCR for Boutsen Ginion Racing.[5][6][7]

Racing recordEdit

Complete TCR International Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2017 Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR RIM
1
RIM
2
BHR
1
BHR
2
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

5
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
CHA
1
CHA
2
ZHE
1
ZHE
2
DUB
1
DUB
2
18th 31

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete World Touring Car Cup resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2018 Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR MAR
1

15
MAR
2

Ret
MAR
3

17
HUN
1

14
HUN
2

8
HUN
3

5
GER
1

10
GER
2

Ret
GER
3

4
NED
1

19
NED
2

12
NED
3

Ret
POR
1

7
POR
2

Ret
POR
3

8
SVK
1

20
SVK
2

DSQ
SVK
3

DSQ
CHN
1
CHN
2
CHN
3
WUH
1
WUH
2
WUH
3
JPN
1
JPN
2
JPN
3
MAC
1
MAC
2
MAC
3
19th 48

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Benjamin Lessennes wins the first sprint race at Mettet". TouringCarTimes.com. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  2. ^ Hudson, Neil (19 April 2017). "TCR Benelux entry list confirmed ahead of Spa opener". TouringCarTimes.com. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. ^ Hudson, Neil (22 April 2017). "Tom Coronel to challenge for 2017 TCR Benelux title with Stéphane Lémeret". TouringCarTimes.com. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Benjamin Lessennes career statistics". Driver Database. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  5. ^ Hudson, Neil (25 April 2017). "Benjamin Lessennes joins the field for Spa-Francorchamps". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Spa-Francorchamps preview: High-profile drivers add to the excitement in Belgium". TouringCarTimes.com. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Benjamin Lessennes joins the International Series at Spa". tcr-series.com. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.

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