Jacques Nicolet

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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.
Nationality France French
Born 5 April 1956 (1956-04-05) (age 58)
Gigondas, France
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2007 - 2013
Teams Saulnier Racing
OAK Racing
Best finish 3rd (20th overall) (2009)
Class wins 0

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.

Racing career[edit]

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.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
2007 France Saulnier Racing France Alain Filhol
France Bruce Jouanny
Courage LC75-AER LMP2 224 DNF DNF
2008 France Saulnier Racing Monaco Marc Faggionato
Monaco Richard Hein
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 311 26th 12th
2009 France OAK Racing
France Team Mazda France
Monaco Richard Hein
France Jean-François Yvon
Pescarolo 01-Mazda LMP2 325 20th 3rd
2010 France OAK Racing Monaco Richard Hein
France Jean-François Yvon
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP2 341 9th 4th
2011 France OAK Racing Monaco Richard Hein
France Jean-François Yvon
OAK Pescarolo 01 Evo-Judd LMP1 119 DNF DNF
2012 France OAK Racing France Matthieu Lahaye
France Olivier Pla
Morgan LMP2-Judd LMP2 139 DNF DNF
2013 France OAK Racing France Jean-Marc Merlin
France Philippe Mondolot
Morgan LMP2-Nissan LMP2 248 DNF DNF


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