It was in 2015 that Patrice Lafargue, President of the IDEC Group and fan of motor racing, decided to create IDEC SPORT. This new team aims to bring together all of the IDEC GROUP’s sporting partners, including the two biggest sports, sailing and car racing.
Built on the foundations of Ruffier Racing, the IDEC SPORT team has a number of advantages allowing it to compete at the highest level and aim for performance. In its first season, the team won the 24-Hour Series in its category. Following on from the acquisition of an LMP2 from the Ligier workshops and a Mercedes AMG GT3, the adventure continued.
After a year discovering the ELMS, Patrice Lafargue’s team took part in the Le Mans 24-Hour Race in 2017. Apart from the huge pleasure of sharing the driving seat with his son, Paul, the boss/driver saw car #17 finish in twelfth place. This success confirmed the high standard that the whole team is capable of achieving with the team able to race two cars in 2018.
An Oreca joined the Ligier in the ELMS and at Le Mans. Paul-Loup Chatin obtained pole position in the Le Mans 24- Hour Race in 2018, but the car was unable to complete the race because of a mechanical problem. The trio formed by Paul Lafargue, Paul-Loup Chatin and Memo Rojas earned third place in the 2018 ELMS.