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Olivier Lombard (born 25 April 1991 in Poissy) is a French racing driver, racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Signatech-Nissan.

Olivier Lombard
Olivier Lombard.jpg
Lombard in 2014
NationalityFrance French
Born (1991-04-25) 25 April 1991 (age 28)
Poissy, France
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Current teamSignatech-Nissan
Previous series
2011
2010-2011
2009
2009
American Le Mans Series
Le Mans Series
Formula BMW America
Formula BMW Europe
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2011
TeamsGreaves Motorsport
Best finish8th (2011)
Class wins1 (2011)

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CareerEdit

After karting from 2004 to 2008, Olivier Lombard began racing cars in 2009 when he contested the Formula BMW Europe series. Driving for the EuroInternational team, he finished 16th overall and fourth best rookie, with a best result of fifth at the final race of the season at Monza. He also contested two rounds of the 2009 Formula BMW Americas season with Euro International, at Virginia and Road America.

In 2010 Olivier Lombard switched to sportscars, contesting the final three rounds of the Le Mans Series in the Formula Le Mans category with Hope Polevision Racing. After the car failed to finish at his first race, he finished third in the FLM class at the Hungaroring and second at Silverstone.

After contesting the 2011 12 Hours of Sebring and 1000 km of Spa in the FLM car, he signed with Greaves Motorsport to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the remainder of the Le Mans Series with the team in its LMP2 class Zytek-Nissan.[1] Olivier Lombard and Greaves went on to win the LMP2 class at Le Mans, finishing eighth overall. They also won the Le Mans Series rounds at Imola and Silverstone, helping Greaves to win the LMP2 title.

Olivier Lombard contested the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season for Signatech-Nissan in LMP2, together with fellow French drivers Franck Mailleux and Jordan Tresson.[2]

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2011   Greaves Motorsport   Karim Ojjeh
  Tom Kimber-Smith
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 326 8th 1st
2012   Signatech-Nissan   Jordan Tresson
  Franck Mailleux
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 340 16th 9th
2013   Morand Racing   Natacha Gachnang
  Franck Mailleux
Morgan LMP2-Judd LMP2 320 11th 5th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Doret, Jean-Philippe (27 May 2011). "Olivier Lombard joins Greaves Motorsport". lemans.org. Automobile Club de l'Ouest. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  2. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (13 February 2012). "Franck Mailleux stays with Signatech-Nissan squad for World Endurance Championship". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 13 February 2012.

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