The cocktail can be explosive when you combine youth, motivation, ambition and talent! Benjamin Lessennes, who is not yet 20 years old, has spent only three seasons in motor sport to prove that he is one of the most promising youngsters in Europe. 

A Benelux TCR champion in his second year, the former top-level kart racer took on the world's elite without hesitation in 2018. Called to replace Tiago Monteiro, the official Honda driver, at the beginning of the year, the Belgian has indeed made the Japanese manufacturer's colours shine by winning several Top 5s in the FIA WTCR, the World Touring Car Cup.During this interim period, he also caught the eye of Tiago Monteiro himself, the former Portuguese Formula 1 driver even becoming his manager.

As the 2019 season begins, Benjamin is ready for a new challenge. Without closing the door on touring car racing, he will compete the GT4 European Series at the wheel of a McLaren 570S GT4 entered by Team Verschuur. 

Working closely with such a prestigious manufacturer and demonstrating his extraordinary adaptability: this will be Benjamin's task in this new season! 



GT4 European Series:

Monza – Race 1: 1st – Race 2: 1st

Brands Hatch – Race 1: 3rd – Race 2: 6th

Paul Ricard – Race 1: DNF – Race 2: 2nd

Misano – Race 1: DNF – Race 2: 11th

Zandvoort – Race 1: 4th – Race 2: 3rd


Participation in six World Touring Car Cup (FIA WTCR) events in a Honda Civic TCR from Boutsen Ginion Racing: three top 5 finishes.


Benelux TCR Champion (Honda Civic TCR from Boutsen Ginion Racing) - 5 wins

A podium (2nd) in the TCR International Series for his only appearance in the championship


5th in the TCR Benelux (Honda Civic TCR of Boutsen Ginion Racing) - 1 win, 2 podiums

3rd in the Junior Championship of the Benelux TCR

2009-2015 (karting)

2nd in the IAME 2014 International Final in X30 Senior

Belgian X30 Junior Champion 2013

Winner of the X30 Europa Challenge 2013 in Junior

10th in the 2013 KF-Junior World Championship

French Champion in KF-Junior 2013

Belgian X30 Junior Champion 2013

5th in the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy 2012(1 victory))