Mr. Sebastien Lessoneur has joined “ESmotorsport-BRGroup” World RX team recently as a technical manager. “We have possibility to fight for the podium”, stated S. Lessoneur.
ESmotorsport-BRGroup team is on full attack to be ready for the next year World Rallycross championship. The drivers who is going to race under this team flag is not announced yet but the team is fully confident to fight for the high places straight from the first race next year. Today they announced that the new team technical manager will be Mr. Sebastien Lessoneur. Last season he was working in EKS RX team and was responsible for the Andreas Bakkerud’s Audi S1 car.
Working in motorsport for 20 years S. Lessoneur grew up close to Dieppe in France where the Renault sport Alpine base factory have been located.
“I saw my first rally car on stage when I was really young and since that moment I knew that I will drove a rally car and will work in motorsport”, says Sebastien.
After a lot of different motorsport experiences he became data and performance department leader in Hyundai motorsport factory team in WRC program for the 5 years.
Last year he has been recruited by EKS Audi sport as performance and race engineer responsible for Andreas Bakkerud car and his performance.
“Really happy and proud to join ESmotorsport-BRGroup team as technical director. I feel a lot of passion and commitment coming from every single person involved in the team starting by Ernestas who is a real motorsport passionate. Building a team from scratch is always a challenge and even more when you do it for a world championship level but our foundations are already strong starting by the car itself. The Skoda Fabia WRX is based on the R5 and this car has been 4 times WRC 2 champion in a row. Of course WRX required some adaptation compare to the rally but our partnership with ORECA and Sadev for the powertrain and transmission give us a strong base to start with,” says S. Lessoneur.
Next year will be really important for the team and are fully confident to show strong performances all along the season. The WRX level is really high since few years and the team expects to be able to fight in the front row for 2020. For that in parallel of the season 2019 ESmotorsport-BRGroup will have a development program in order to improve the car performance.