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Olivier Pla
Olivier Pla
Olivier Pla Driver of Oak Racing's Morgan Nissan (8667995811).jpg
NationalityFrench
Born (1981-10-22) 22 October 1981 (age 40)
Toulouse (France)
Le Mans Series (LMP2) career
Debut season2008
Current teamQuifel ASM Team
Starts10
Wins2
Poles3
Fastest laps5
Best finish1st in 2009
Previous series
2007
2005-07
2004
2003
2001-02
2000
Porsche Cup Germany
GP2 Series
World Series by Nissan
Formula 3 Euro Series
French Formula Three
Formula Campus
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2008-2016
TeamsOAK Racing, Quifel ASM Team
Best finish8th (2013)

Olivier Pla (born 22 October 1981) is a professional racing driver from France.

Career

French Formula Campus and Formula Three

Born in Toulouse, Pla started his career in 2000 in French Formula Campus before moving on to French Formula Three Championship in 2001 with the Saulnier Racing team. He finished eighth in the series standings, taking nine points-scoring positions in eleven races, including a podium in the penultimate race of the season at Magny-Cours.[1]

In 2002, Pla stayed in the series but switched to the ASM team. He finished third, behind Renaud Derlot and Tristan Gommendy, taking nine podium places from fourteen races, including wins at Croix-en-Ternois and Bugatti Circuit.[2]

In 2003, Pla joined the Formula 3 Euro Series with ASM. He finished third, behind Christian Klien and Ryan Briscoe, taking nine podium places from twenty races.[3]

World Series by Nissan

2004 saw Pla leave the Euroseries, joining the World Series by Nissan. He contested two rounds with RC Motorsport before joining Carlin Motorsport to replace Michael Keohane. He finished ninth, taking thirteen points-scoring positions in eighteen races, including a win at Estoril.[4]

GP2 Series

In 2005 he raced in the inaugural GP2 Series season for David Price Racing. In the early part of the season he stalled on the grid several times -- some blamed the GP2 cars for the high number of stallings, while others noticed that the same drivers seemed to be affected regularly. In another race his team mate selected reverse instead of first gear and went backwards into Pla's car. However, he took advantage of the reverse grid system to finish eighth in Race One and thus take pole for Race Two twice (at Hockenheim and Silverstone), winning both those races to finish 11th in the championship. He remained with DPR for 2006, but was dropped mid-season after running out of sponsorship, after a difficult period which saw him score no points and injure his hand in Monaco.

In 2007, he competed in the German Porsche Carrera Cup. However, he was recalled to DPR in the latter stages of the GP2 season to replace the injured Christian Bakkerud. In 2008, he moved to sports car racing, driving a Lola Le Mans Prototype in the Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Pla joined Mazda Motorsports for part of the 2020 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign and signed with Meyer Shank Racing for a full DPi season in 2021.[5]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2000 Formula Renault Campus France Formula Campus ? ? ? ? ? 391 3rd
2001 French Formula Three Championship Saulnier Racing 11 0 0 0 1 74 8th
2002 French Formula Three Championship ASM 14 2 3 1 9 159 3rd
FIA European Formula Three Cup 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
Korea Super Prix 1 1 1 0 1 N/A 1st
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 2nd
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2003 Formula 3 Euro Series ASM 20 0 3 0 8 74 3rd
2004 World Series by Nissan RC Motorsport 18 1 0 0 1 56 9th
Carlin Motorsport
2005 GP2 Series DPR 22 2 0 1 2 20 13th
2006 GP2 Series DPR/DPR Direxiv 9 0 0 0 0 0 27th
2007 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany MRS-Team 9 0 1 0 0 34 15th
GP2 Series DPR 2 0 0 0 0 0 35th
2008 Le Mans Series -- LMP2 Quifel ASM Team 5 0 0 0 1 12 8th
24 Hours of Le Mans -- LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
American Le Mans Series Team LNT 1 0 0 0 0 20 14th
2009 Le Mans Series -- LMP2 Quifel ASM Team 5 2 3 5 3 33 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans -- LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2013 World Endurance Championship - LMP2 OAK Racing 8 0 1 0 5 132.5 2nd
24 Hours of Le Mans -- LMP2 1 0 1 0 1 N/A 2nd
2014 2014 IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship G-Drive Racing 6 1 1 0 1 172 21st
24 Hours of Le Mans -- LMP2 1 0 1 0 1 N/A DNF
2015 2015 IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship (TUSC) season Krohn Racing 2 0 1 0 5 45 20th
24 Hours of Le Mans -- LMP1 Nissan Motorsports 1 0 1 0 1 N/A DNF
2016 8 0 1 0 5
1 0 1 0 1 N/A
2017 8 0 1 0 5
1 0 1 0 1 N/A
2018 8 0 1 0 5
1 0 1 0 1 N/A
2019 8 0 1 0 5
1 0 1 0 1 N/A
2020 8 0 1 0 5
1 0 1 0 1 N/A
2021 8 0 1 0 5
1 0 1 0 1 N/A

Complete GP2 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Pts
2012 OAK Racing LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 SEB
2
SPA
5
LMS
Ret
20th 18.5
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
6
SÃO
3
BHR
6
FUJ
3
SHA
3
2013 OAK Racing LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
2
SPA
2
LMS
2
SÃO
6
COA
6
FUJ
3
SHA
2
BHR
2
2nd 132.5
2014 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
1
SPA
1
LMS
Ret
2nd 137
Ligier JS P2 COA
3
FUJ
1
SHA
1
BHR
3
SÃO
Ret
2015 Nissan Motorsports LMP1 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Nissan VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6 SIL SPA LMS
Ret
NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR 34th 0
2016 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK LMGTE Pro Ford GT Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6 SIL
5
SPA
Ret
LMS
1
NÜR
4
MEX
11
COA
13
FUJ
2
SHA
2
BHR
6
4th 118
2017 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK LMGTE Pro Ford GT Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6 SIL
4
SPA
3
LMS
6
NÜR
6
MEX
7
COA
8
FUJ
4
SHA
4
BHR
5
8th 95
2018-19 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK LMGTE Pro Ford GT Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6 SPA
1
LMS
3
SIL
6
FUJ
8
SHA
7
SEB
18
SPA
10
LMS
4
5th 88
2021 Glickenhaus Racing LMH Glickenhaus 007 LMH Glickenhaus 3.5 L Turbo V8 SPA ALG MNZ
Ret
LMS
4
BHR
BHR
7th* 24*

* Season still in progress.

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2014 OAK Racing P Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 V8 DAY
6
SEB
4
LBH
4
LGA DET
3
WGL MOS
1
IMS ELK
11
COA PET 21st 172
2015 Krohn Racing P Ligier JS P2 Judd HK 3.6 V8 DAY
13
SEB
6
LBH LGA DET WGL MOS ELK COA PET 20th 45
2016 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian P Ligier JS P2 Honda HR35TT 3.5 Turbo V6 DAY
11
SEB
7
LBH LGA DET WGL
3
MOS ELK COA PET
1
13th 113
2017 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTLM Ford GT Ford 3.5 EcoBoost V6 DAY
7
SEB
5
LBH COA LIM VIR 20th 50
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports P Ligier JS P217 Gibson GK428 4.2 V8 DET WGL
4
MOS ELK
7
LGA
7
PET
10
16th 99
2018 Tequila Patrón ESM P Nissan Onroak DPi Nissan VR38DETT 3.8 Turbo V6 DAY
19
SEB
16
LBH MDO DET WGL
15
MOS ELK LGA PET 40th 43
2019 Mazda Team Joest DPi Mazda RT24-P Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4 DAY
9
SEB
6
LBH MDO DET WGL
1
MOS ELK LGA PET
11
14th 102
2020 Mazda Team Joest DPi Mazda RT24-P Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4 DAY
2
DAY SEB ELK 13th 110
Mazda Motorsports ATL
7
MDO PET
7
LGA SEB
3
2021 Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian DPi Acura ARX-05 Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6 DAY
4
SEB
3
MDO
6
DET
6
WGL
2
WGL
6
ELK
5
LGA
4
LBH
6
PET
5th* 2668*

* Season still in progress.

References

  1. ^ "2001 French Formula 3 Championship". speedsport-magazine.com. Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "2002 French Formula 3 Championship". speedsport-magazine.com. Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "2003 Formula 3 Euro Series". speedsport-magazine.com. Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "2004 Formula Nissan V6 World Series". speedsport-magazine.com. Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Pruett, Marshall (October 16, 2020). "Pla confirmed for 2021 Meyer Shank Acura DPi seat". Racer. Retrieved 2020.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Korea Super Prix
Winner

2002
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Le Mans Series -- LMP2 Champion
2009
With Miguel Amaral
Succeeded by

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