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Karim Ojjeh (born 27 August 1965 in Geneva)(Arabic:كريم عجة ) is a Saudi Arabian businessman and racing driver. He is the younger brother of Mansour Ojjeh and son of Akram Ojjeh. He is a director of TAG Finance S.A.. In his spare time he races in the Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Karim Ojjeh
Nationality Saudi Arabian
Born27 August 1965 (1965-08-27) (age 54)
Geneva, Switzerland
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2005
TeamsPaul Belmondo Racing
Barazi-Epsilon
Trading Performance
GAC Racing Team
Team Bruichladdich
Greaves Motorsport
Best finish8th (2011)
Class wins1

Racing careerEdit

 
Ojjeh racing in the 2008 1000 km of Silverstone.

Between 1991 and 1994, Ojjeh attended the Jim Russell Racing Driver School. He raced in Formula Palmer Audi between 2002 and 2004. He made his Le Mans Series debut in 2004 in a Ferrari 360 Modena.[1] In 2005, he competed full-time in the series for Paul Belmondo Racing in an LMP2 Courage-AER, winning two races. Ojjeh and the team finished second in class at the 2005 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ojjeh continued racing with the team in 2006, but for 2007, he moved to Barazi-Epsilon, winning two LMS races in their Zytek. For 2008, Ojjeh competed in a Zytek 07S/2 for the Trading Performance team. In 2009, Ojjeh raced the Zytek under the G.A.C Racing Team banner, and for 2010 raced the updated Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S/2 for Team Bruichladdich.

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Thomas Erdos
Mike Newton
Le Mans Series LMP2 Champion
2011 with:
Tom Kimber-Smith
Succeeded by
Mathias Beche
Pierre Thiriet
European Le mans Series