Karim Ojjeh

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Karim Ojjeh
Nationality Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2005
Teams Paul Belmondo Racing
Barazi-Epsilon
Trading Performance
GAC Racing Team
Team Bruichladdich
Greaves Motorsport
Best finish 8th (2011)
Class wins 1

Karim Ojjeh (born 27 August 1965 in Geneva) 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.

Racing career[edit]

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 results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2005 France Paul Belmondo Racing France Claude-Yves Gosselin
United Kingdom Adam Sharpe
Courage C65-Ford LMP2 300 21st 2nd
2006 France Paul Belmondo Racing France Claude-Yves Gosselin
France Pierre Ragues
Courage C65-Ford LMP2 84 DNF DNF
2007 France Barazi-Epsilon Denmark Juan Barazi
Netherlands Michael Vergers
Zytek 07S/2 LMP2 252 DNF DNF
2008 Switzerland Trading Performance France Claude-Yves Gosselin
United Kingdom Adam Sharpe
Zytek 07S/2 LMP2 22 DNF DNF
2009 Switzerland G.A.C Racing Team France Claude-Yves Gosselin
Austria Philipp Peter
Zytek 07S/2 LMP2 102 DNF DNF
2010 United Kingdom Team Bruichladdich United Kingdom Tim Greaves
France Gary Chalandon
Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S/2 LMP2 341 10th 5th
2011 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport France Olivier Lombard
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 326 8th 1st

References[edit]

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