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OLIVIER PLA - FORD GT Racing Driver

OLIVIER PLA - FORD GT Racing Driver

2016 FORD GT

OLIVIER PLA

Born October 22 1981, Toulouse - France
Single
size : 1,79 m
weight : 68 kg

Started motorsport career in 1999 (Winner Volant ELF LA FILIERE).

Hobbies : Movies, Music
Sports : Footing, Fitness, Climbing
Favourite racetracks : Spa, Monaco, Silverstone
Best racing moment : Every win ...


After starting his career in single-seater racing, Frenchman Olivier Pla has earned an enviable reputation in sports car racing during recent years.


PALMARÈS

2016
FIA WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours
FORD GT #67 Racing Driver

Daytona 24, 12 Hours of Sebring
Watkins Glen 6 Hours, Petit Le Mans
Michael Shank Racing

2015
Le Mans 24 Hours
Nissan Nismo LMP-1 Racing Driver

Daytona 24 and 12 Hours of Sebring
Krohn Racing
Pole sitter at Sebring

Onroak developpement driver

2014
FIA WEC
Runner-up FIA Endurance Trophy LMP2
#26 Ligier-Nissan LMP-2 – G-Drive Racing
Winner LMP-2 6 Hours of Silverstone
Winner LMP-2 6 Hours of Spa
Winner LMP-2 6 Hours of Fuji
Winner LMP-2 6 Hours of Shanghai
3rd LMP-2 6 Hours of COTA
3rd LMP-2 6 Hours of Bahrain

TUSC
#42 Ligier-Nissan LMP-2 – OAK Racing
Winner Mosport

2013
FIA WEC
Runner-up FIA Endurance Trophy LMP2
Morgan-Nissan LMP-2 – OAK Racing
2nd LMP-2 6 Hours of Silverstone
2nd LMP-2 6 Hours of Spa
2nd LMP-2 6 Hours of Fuji
2nd LMP-2 6 Hours of Shanghai
2nd LMP-2 6 Hours of Bharain
LMP-2 Pole position at Le Mans 24 Hours

2012
FIA WEC
4th FIA Endurance Trophy LMP2 (4 podiums)
Morgan-Nissan LMP-2 – OAK Racing

EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES
Runner-up LMP-2 Drivers classification
Morgan-Nissan LMP-2 – OAK Racing
Winner at Donington and 1 podium

2011
INTERCONTINENTAL LE MANS CUP
OAK/Pescarolo-Judd LMP-1 – OAK Racing
3rd overall 1000 km of Silverstone

LE MANS SERIES & 24 HEURES DU MANS
Zytek LMP-1 – Team Quifel-ASM

2010
LE MANS SERIES
6th LMP-2 Drivers classification
Ginetta-Zytek LMP-2 - Team Quifel-ASM
Winner 1000 km de Spa and 1 podium

2009
LE MANS SERIES LMP-2 CHAMPION
Ginetta-Zytek LMP-2 - Team Quifel-ASM
Winner 1000 km of Algarve
Winner 1000km of Nurburgring
3 pole position, 5 fastest laps

24 HEURES DU MANS
Ginetta-Zytek LMP-2 - Team Quifel-ASM

2008
LE MANS SERIES
Lola AER LMP-2 - Team Quifel-ASM
Podium 1000 km of Silverstone

24 HEURES DU MANS
Ginetta-Zytek - Team Quifel-ASM
4ème LMP-2 class

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES Petit Le Mans
Ginetta-Zytek LMP1 Team ZYTEK factory

Development driver GP2 2008

2007
Development driver GP2 2008

2006
GP2 SERIES
DAVID PRICE RACING (Partial season)

2005
GP2 SERIES
DAVID PRICE Racing
2 Wins

2004
WORLD SERIES BY NISSAN
CARLIN Motorsport (Partial season)
1 Win, 2 podiums.

2003
EUROSERIES FORMULA 3
ASM FORMULA 3
3rd in championship
Same year Kubica, Rosberg, Klein, Briscoe, Glock, Premat, Spengler...

2002
FRENCH FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP
ASM FORMULA 3
3rd in championship
2 Wins, 6 podiums

Winner KOREA F3 GP
2nd MARLBORO Masters of Zandvoort

2001
FRENCH FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP
SAULNIER RACING
Debut in Formula 3, 1 podium

2000
FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIP RENAULT CAMPUS LA FILIERE
3rd in championship
4 Wins, 8 podiums

1999
Debut in car racing
Winner Volant ELF LA FILIERE


2016 SEASON


FORD GT


Ford is running two cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship (and two in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship). The intention is for the two teams to come together in June for a four-car effort at arguably the most famous endurance race in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours, fifty years after its historic 1-2-3 finish.

Olivier Pla is one of sportscar racing’s best-kept secrets. The quiet Frenchman is known for his incredible car control and knows what it takes to win at the highest level.

“It's a huge honour for me to represent Ford - the Ford GT is a very special car and it is a privilege for me to drive it. The level of competition is going to be incredibly high in WEC and I can’t wait to race. Personally as a Frenchman, lining up at Le Mans as a Ford GT driver will be something very special.”

FIA WEC 2016 Calendar

• April 17: 6 Hours of Silverstone, Great Britain
• May 7: 6 Hours of Spa, Belgium
• June 18/19: Le Mans 24 Hours, France
• July 24: 6 Hours of Nürburgring, Germany
• Sept. 3: 6 Hours of Mexico City, Mexico
• Sept. 17: 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas, U.S.A.
• Oct. 16: 6 Hours of Fuji, Japan
• Nov. 6: 6 Hours of Shanghai, China
• Nov. 19: 6 Hours of Bahrain, Bahrain

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