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Jacques Nicolet (born 5 April 1956 in Gigondas) is a French businessman and racing driver. He is the chairman of the Supervisory Board for Altarea SCA, a French real estate investment and development company, which he co-founded in 1994 with Alain Taravela.[1] He was previously the director of development at the Pierre & Vacances Group between 1984 and 1994. He is also the owner and a driver of OAK Racing, a Le Mans 24 Hours and FIA World Endurance Championship racing team.

Jacques Nicolet
ILMC LMP2 winner OAK01.jpg
Nicolet (centre) after winning the 2010 1000 km of Zhuhai with Patrice Lafargue (left) and Frédéric da Rocha.
NationalityFrance French
Born5 April 1956 (1956-04-05) (age 63)
Gigondas, France
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2007 - 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018
TeamsSaulnier Racing
OAK Racing
Best finish3rd (20th overall) (2009)
Class wins0

Racing careerEdit

Nicolet began his racing career in historic racing, competing in the V de V Historic Series between 2001 and 2006.[2] In 2003, he formed Heritage Racing Cars, responsible for maintaining classic endurance sports cars. At the end of 2006, Nicolet bought Saulnier Racing. He began racing for the team in the Le Mans Series and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2008, he partnered with Henri Pescarolo of Pescarolo Sport to form Pescarolo Automobiles. In 2009 Nicolet established OAK Racing, with the Saulnier Racing operation becoming OAK Racing Mazda Team France and Heritage Racing Cars becoming OAK Racing Team Heritage.

Racing recordEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2007   Saulnier Racing   Alain Filhol
  Bruce Jouanny
Courage LC75-AER LMP2 224 DNF DNF
2008   Saulnier Racing   Marc Faggionato
  Richard Hein
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 311 26th 12th
2009   OAK Racing
  Team Mazda France
  Richard Hein
  Jean-François Yvon
Pescarolo 01-Mazda LMP2 325 20th 3rd
2010   OAK Racing   Richard Hein
  Jean-François Yvon
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP2 341 9th 4th
2011   OAK Racing   Richard Hein
  Jean-François Yvon
OAK Pescarolo 01 Evo-Judd LMP1 119 DNF DNF
2012   OAK Racing   Matthieu Lahaye
  Olivier Pla
Morgan LMP2-Judd LMP2 139 DNF DNF
2013   OAK Racing   Jean-Marc Merlin
  Philippe Mondolot
Morgan LMP2-Nissan LMP2 248 DNF DNF
2015   OAK Racing   Jean-Marc Merlin
  Erik Maris
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 328 29th 11th
2017   Eurasia Motorsport   Pierre Nicolet
  Erik Maris
Ligier JS P217-Gibson LMP2 341 15th 13th
2018   Jackie Chan DC Racing   David Cheng
  Nicholas Boulle
Ligier JS P217-Gibson LMP2 355 12th 8th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Pts
2012 OAK Racing LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 SEB
2
SPA
5
LMS
Ret
20th 18.5
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
6
SÃO
3
BHR
6
FUJ
3
SHA
3
2013 OAK Racing LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
8
SPA
6
LMS
Ret
SÃO
5
COA
8
FUJ
9
SHA
6
BHR
5
6th 51
2015 OAK Racing LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
5
SPA
6
LMS
6
NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR 26th 34

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