Pierre Thiriet

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Pierre Thiriet
Renault Mégane Trophy, 2010 Brno WSR (40).jpg
Thiriet in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy at Brno in 2010.
Nationality France French
Born (1989-04-20) 20 April 1989 (age 28)
Épinal
European Le Mans Series career
Debut season 2011
Current team Thiriet by TDS Racing
Car no. 46
Starts 8
Wins 4
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish Champion in 2012
Previous series
20092010 Eurocup Mégane Trophy
Championship titles
2012 Euro Le Mans Series LMP2 Class

Pierre Thiriet (born 20 April 1989 in Épinal) is a French racing driver. He finished eighth overall and second in the LMP2 class of the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and won the European Le Mans Series in the LMP2 class in 2012.

Career[edit]

After competing in karting in 2003–04,[1] Thiriet began racing in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy in 2009. Driving for TDS Racing, he finished fifth in the standings. Remaining with TDS for the 2010 season, Thiriet finished second in the standings behind teammate Nick Catsburg with two race wins.

Thiriet followed TDS into sportscar racing in 2011, contesting the Le Mans Series in the LMP2 class in an Oreca 03 shared with Mathias Beche and Jody Firth. The trio won the rounds at Spa and Estoril and finished fourth in the final drivers' standings. Thiriet also contested the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Luxury Racing Ferrari 430, but the car failed to finish.

For 2012, LMP2 became the top class of the renamed European Le Mans Series. Partnering Beche, Thiriet and TDS won the opening round of the season at Paul Ricard and the season finale at Road Atlanta, securing his first major championship victory. For the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans they were joined by Christophe Tinseau and the car finished eighth overall and second in LMP2.

Thiriet is the son of Claude Thiriet, the founder of the French frozen food company Thiriet.[1]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2011 France Luxury Racing France Anthony Beltoise
France François Jakubowski
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
136 DNF DNF
2012 France Thiriet by TDS Racing Switzerland Mathias Beche
France Christophe Tinseau
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 353 8th 2nd
2013 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Ludovic Badey
Belgium Maxime Martin
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 310 DNF DNF
2014 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Ludovic Badey
France Tristan Gommendy
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 355 6th 2nd
2015 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Ludovic Badey
France Tristan Gommendy
Oreca 05-Nissan LMP2 204 DNF DNF
2016 France Thiriet by TDS Racing Switzerland Mathias Beche
Japan Ryō Hirakawa
Oreca 05-Nissan LMP2 241 DNF DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Palmares" (PDF). European Le Mans Series. ACO. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tom Kimber-Smith
Karim Ojjeh
Le Mans Series - LMP2
European Le Mans Series Champion
2012 with:
Mathias Beche
Succeeded by
Pierre Ragues
Nelson Panciatici