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.
Photos courtesy of Kevin Ritson