Julien Canal

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Julien Canal
PLM 2011 50 Labre Corvette.jpg
Canal driving for Larbre Competition at the 2011 Petit Le Mans.
Nationality France French
Born (1982-07-15) July 15, 1982 (age 32)
Le Mans
2014 FIA World Endurance Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team Larbre Compétition
Car no. 50
Previous series
2008, 10
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
American Le Mans Series
Le Mans Series
Formula Le Mans
FIA GT Championship
FFSA GT Championship
Porsche Carrera Cup France
Eurocup Formula Renault
French Formula Renault
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2010
Teams Larbre Competition
Best finish 13th (2010)
Class wins 3 (2010, 2011, 2012)

Julien Canal (born 15 July 1982 in Le Mans) is a French racing driver. In 2010 he made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and won his class in 2010, 2011 and 2012.



After competing in karting, where he finished third in the French Championship Elite in 2000, Canal stepped up to single-seaters in 2003. He raced in French Formula Renault for four seasons, scoring his first podium in his final season in 2006 and finishing sixth overall.[1] He also raced in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series in each of those four seasons.

GT racing[edit]

Canal switched to GT racing in 2007 when he started racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup France. He finished ninth, tenth and eighth in the three seasons he contested, scoring one podium finish and two pole positions. In 2010 he took part in the FFSA GT Championship.

He joined the Larbre Compétition team to race their Saleen S7-R in the opening round of the 2007 Le Mans Series season at Circuit Paul Ricard, where they were the only team entered in the GT1 class. He returned to the team for the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans, where they won the GT1 class in 13th overall.

In 2011 Larbre entered the new GTE-Am class in a Chevrolet Corvette C6.R, with Canal again winning the class at Le Mans with the team. They repeated the feat in 2012.


24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
2010 France Larbre Compétition France Roland Bervillé
Switzerland Gabriele Gardel
Saleen S7-R GT1 331 13th 1st
2011 France Larbre Compétition France Patrick Bornhauser
Switzerland Gabriele Gardel
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
302 20th 1st
2012 France Larbre Compétition France Patrick Bornhauser
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
329 20th 1st
2013 France Larbre Compétition France Patrick Bornhauser
United States Ricky Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
302 29th 5th
2014 Russia G-Drive Racing Russia Roman Rusinov
France Olivier Pla
Morgan LMP2-Nissan LMP2 120 DNF DNF


  1. ^ "Julien Canal career statistics". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 

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