Panis-Barthez Competition have named 23 year old Frenchman Timothé Buret and Russian Konstantin Tereschenko as the first two drivers in their second Ligier JS-P217 for the 2019 European Le Mans Series. 

This will be Buret’s fourth consecutive season in the ELMS with the Panis-Barthez Competition team while the 24 year old Russian enters his second having previously competed in the Speed Factory by AVF Dallara 217 in 2018. 

“Finalising my commitment in ELMS for another season was the absolute goal. I am happy that PBC, I consider as a second family, still had faith in me.” said Buret. “Driving with a team with whom I have already shared so much since my endurance debut is clearly a huge plus.

“I had an incredible complicity with Will (Stevens) and Julien (Canal) last year, and it will remain the same. From my side, I will do all I can to replicate the same relations with my new teammates.”

Tereschenko added: “I am delighted to start this new collaboration with the team Panis-Barthez Competition.

“Since the test I have done for them earlier on in Portimao, I have really been hoping to work with such high standard people. I enter another world, with a level of professionalism I am proud to reach.

“I will have the privilege to progress, to learn and to become a better driver. I hope to score points in each race, not to make any mistakes and to get on a podium.”

The final driver with be the subject of a further announcement by the team soon.