The racing team

A race team mixing experience and youthfulness

IDEC Sport’s car racing team is based in Fontenay-Tresigny (île-de-France), and includes two LMP2 cars (an Oreca 07 and a Ligier JS P217) and a GT (a Mercedes AMG GT3).
Seven employees work full time for the team. During race weekends the number in the IDEC SPORT team can climb to 24, including engineers, mechanics and the communications team…

EXECUTIVES

PATRICE LAFARGUE

PRESIDENT OF IDEC SPORT

President of the IDEC Group during the week, Patrice Lafargue likes to spend his weekends behind the steering wheel of his racing cars. As he likes to tell his team, the main thing is to enjoy it. Even if his team is today semi-professional, the competitive side must not come before the enjoyment of racing.

FREDERIC DUCASTEL

HEAD OF THE IDEC SPORT RACE TEAM

With more than twenty years of experience of car racing and present in the IDEC SPORT team from the start as an engineer, “Fred” recently took up the reins as Team Manager. He is now the man in charge of the team. All of the decisions concerning IDEC SPORT are examined by Frédéric Ducastel, who will be showing them the way in 2019.

NICOLAS MINASSIAN

HEAD OF RACING

The former professional Peugeot driver in the WEC is back for a second year as racing director for the team. He has a wealth of experience of car racing, as a driver, but also in terms of the technology and management, which makes him a strong racing director with all-round knowledge. With nine wins under his belt at the wheel of the 908 and seventeen attempts at the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, he brings a lot to the IDEC SPORT team, but there is still a lot of work to do on the little details on the road to victory.

DRIVERS

PAUL LAFARGUE

24H Series, ELMS

Patrice Lafargue’s son, who has made a name for himself in the world of endurance racing over the seasons, thanks to his speed and consistency. Always looking for performance and ways to progress, he is considered to be one of the best silver drivers in the ELMS circuit. Paul will be competing in the Le Mans 24-Hour Race for the third time (12th in 2017, DNF in 2018).

PAUL LOUP CHATIN

ELMS

He is one of the most talented French drivers of his generation in endurance racing and proved that yet again last season with three pole positions, including one at the Le Mans 24-Hour Race ahead of the world’s leading teams. His peak speed makes him one of the fastest drivers in LMP2 overall. Apart from being fast, he gets on perfectly with his co-drivers and the team. We can be certain that he will be the IDEC SPORT secret weapon in 2019.

MEMO ROJAS

ELMS

Guillermo “Memo” Rojas was the first foreign driver to join the team, which shows how IDEC SPORT is becoming important internationally. His list of achievements confirms his driving ability: three times winner of the Daytona 24-Hour Race (2008, 2011, 2013), winner of the 2014 Sebring 12-Hour Race, 2017 ELMS champion. Appreciated by his fellow drivers, Memo is a very clean and consistent driver and that is what it takes in endurance racing.

PATRICE LAFARGUE

24H Series, ELMS

Patrice is far from being a newcomer to car racing. He passionately enjoys each weekend of racing and it is that passion that led him to create IDEC SPORT. After sharing the driving wheel with his son in the 2017 Le Mans 24-Hour Race, he took off his helmet for the 2018 race to wear the hat of team owner. With his competitive streak, Patrice is taking part in the ELMS for the fourth time.

ERIK MARIS

ELMS

A perfect gentleman driver. Well disciplined, interested in the technical aspects and a firm hand at the wheel, Erik Maris has taken part in the Le Mans 24-Hour Race on five occasions. He has a wealth of experience and is very useful in many situations, particularly in a championship, which is as competitive as the ELMS.

STÉPHANE ADLER

24H Series, ELMS

IDEC SPORT driver in the Porsche 991 Cup in the 24-Hour Series until now, Stéphane Adler has moved up a level in car racing and for the first time in his career is racing aboard a prototype. After several trials in the LMP3, his first attempts in LMP2 came to him quite naturally thanks to his ability to learn and all his hard work.

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