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Template:Infobox Le Mans driver Jacques Nicolet (born 5 April 1956 in Gigondas) is a French businessman and racing driver. He is the chairman of the Supervisory Board for Altarea SCA, a French real estate investment and development company, which he co-founded in 1994 with Alain Taravela.[1] He was previously the director of development at the Pierre & Vacances Group between 1984 and 1994. He is also the owner and a driver of OAK Racing, a Le Mans 24 Hours and FIA World Endurance Championship racing team.

Racing careerEdit

Nicolet began his racing career in historic racing, competing in the V de V Historic Series between 2001 and 2006.[2] In 2003, he formed Heritage Racing Cars, responsible for maintaining classic endurance sports cars. At the end of 2006, Nicolet bought Saulnier Racing. He began racing for the team in the Le Mans Series and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2008, he partnered with Henri Pescarolo of Pescarolo Sport to form Pescarolo Automobiles. In 2009 Nicolet established OAK Racing, with the Saulnier Racing operation becoming OAK Racing Mazda Team France and Heritage Racing Cars becoming OAK Racing Team Heritage.

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Template:Tooltip Template:Tooltip
2007 22px-Flag of France Saulnier Racing 22px-Flag of France Alain Filhol
22px-Flag of France Bruce Jouanny
Courage LC75-AER LMP2 224 DNF DNF
2008 22px-Flag of France Saulnier Racing 25px-Monacoflag Marc Faggionato
25px-Monacoflag Richard Hein
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 311 26th 12th
2009 22px-Flag of France OAK Racing
22px-Flag of France Team Mazda France
25px-Monacoflag Richard Hein
22px-Flag of France Jean-François Yvon
Pescarolo 01-Mazda LMP2 325 20th 3rd
2010 22px-Flag of France OAK Racing 25px-Monacoflag Richard Hein
22px-Flag of France Jean-François Yvon
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP2 341 9th 4th
2011 22px-Flag of France OAK Racing 25px-Monacoflag Richard Hein
22px-Flag of France Jean-François Yvon
OAK Pescarolo 01 Evo-Judd LMP1 119 DNF DNF
2012 22px-Flag of France OAK Racing 22px-Flag of France Matthieu Lahaye
22px-Flag of France Olivier Pla
Morgan LMP2-Judd LMP2 139 DNF DNF
2013 22px-Flag of France OAK Racing 22px-Flag of France Jean-Marc Merlin
22px-Flag of France Philippe Mondolot
Morgan LMP2-Nissan LMP2 248 DNF DNF

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