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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The English knows the LMP2 well since he won the 24H of Le Mans in 2015. He is also familiar with the ELMS after driving at Graff in 2017 and last season at Duqueine Engineering.
“I am very pleased to join IDEC SPORT for 2020. Given the level of performance they have shown over the last few years, with the title in the high point, I can only wait to get behind the wheel. I hope I can bring them my experience and we will try to win their first Le Mans and the second for me.” Richard BRADLEY
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.
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.
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.