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Corvette Racing Driver Profile: Emmanuel Collard

Birthdate: April 3, 1971

Birthplace: Arpajon, France

Residence: Champs-sur-Marne, France

Family: Married, wife Sabrina, daughter Elisa, son Jules

Notable: Overall winner Sebring 12-hour, Daytona 24-hour, Spa 24-hour and Petit Le Mans races; multiple class victories in Le Mans 24 Hours and Nürburgring 24 Hours; two-time Le Mans Series champion

Web site: www.manucollard.com

American Le Mans Series Career Record

Year

Starts

Wins

Fast Qualifier

Notes

1998

1

1

0

Winner inaugural Petit Le Mans (Ferrari)

1999

0

0

0

 

2000

5

0

0

 

2001

6

1

1

1 GT win (Porsche), 1 overall podium finish (Cadillac)

2002

6

0

0

 

2003

0

0

0

 

2004

0

0

0

 

2005

1

0

0

1 GT podium finish (Porsche)

2006

2

1

0

1 LMP2 win and 1 LMP2 podium finish (Porsche)

2007

2

0

0

 

2008

2

1

1

Overall winner Sebring 12 Hours (Porsche); 1 podium finish (Porsche)

2009

0

0

0

 

Total

25

4

2

 

24 Hours of Le Mans Record

Year

Finish

Class

Car

Co-drivers

1995

Ret.

GT1

Porsche 911 GT2

Dupuy, Ortelli

1996

2nd

LMP1

Courage-Porsche C36

Lagorce, Pescarolo

1997

Ret.

GT1

Porsche 911 GT1

Dalmas, Kelleners

1998

Ret.

GT1

Toyota GT-One

Brundle, Helary

1999

Ret.

GT1

Toyota GT-One

Brundle, Sospiri

2000

9th

LMP900

Cadillac LMP

Bernard, Montagny

2001

Ret.

LMP900

Cadillac LMP

Bernard, Goossens

2002

12th

LMP900

Cadillac LMP

Bernard, Lehto

2003

1st

GT

Porsche 911 GT2

Luhr, Maassen

2004

Ret.

LMP1

Pescarolo C60

Bourdais, Minassian

2005

2nd

LMP1

Pescarolo C60H

Boullion, Comas

2006

5th

LMP1

Pescarolo C60H

Comas, Minassian

2007

3rd

LMP1

Pescarolo 01

Boullion, Dumas

2008

Ret.

LMP1

Pescarolo 01

Boullion, Dumas

2009

1st 

LMP2

Porsche RS Spyder

Elgaard, Poulsen

 

Career Highlights

  • 1982-88: Won various kart championships including world championship
  • 1989: Second in French Formula Renault Championship (five wins)
  • 1990: French Formula Renault champion (four wins)
  • 1996: Pirelli Supercup champion (five wins, seven poles)
  • 1998: International Sports Racing Series champion (six wins, five poles)
  • 1999: Sports Racing World Cup champion, overall winner in Spa 24-hour
  • 2000: Ninth overall in 24 Hours of Le Mans with Cadillac LMP
  • 2001: Won GT class in 12 Hours of Sebring, third in LMP in Mosport.
  • 2002: Second overall and first in N-GT class in Spa 24-hour, 12th overall in 24 Hours of Le Mans in Cadillac LMP
  • 2003: Won GT class in 24 Hours of Le Mans, third overall in Nürburgring 24-hour.
  • 2004: Second in FIA GT championship (N-GT, three wins), third overall and first in N-GT class in Spa 24-hour
  • 2005: Rolex 24 at Daytona overall winner, Le Mans Endurance Series champion, second overall in 24 Hours of Le Mans, second in FIA GT championship (N-GT)
  • 2006: Won Le Mans Series championship, second in Sebring 12-hour (LMP2), fifth in 24 Hours of Le mans (LMP1)
  • 2007: Won Spa 24-hour (GT2), third overall in 24 Hours of Le Mans, third in FIA GT championship (GT2)
  • 2008: Overall win in Sebring 12-hour (DP), second in Spa 24-hour (GT2), third in Daytona 24-hour (GT2), third in ALMS Petit Le Mans (LMP2), fourth in FIA GT championship (GT2)
  • 2009: Won 24 Hours of Le Mans (LMP2), second in Daytona 24-hour (GT2 ), third in FIA championship (GT2, two wins), third in Nürburgring 24-hour

Emmanuel Collard joined Corvette Racing in 2010 as the third driver for the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. He is teamed with ALMS champions Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the Sebring 12-hour, Le Mans 24-hour, and 1000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance races.

Collard, 38, of Champs sur Marne, France, has scored multiple victories in the Sebring 12-hour, Daytona 24-hour, Le Mans 24-hour, and Spa 24-hour races. He is a two-time Le Mans Series champion, and drove for the Cadillac LMP team in 2000-02. Collard has tested for several Formula One programs including Williams, Jordan, Tyrell, Prost and Ligier.

"I'm very happy to join Corvette Racing for the 2010 endurance classics," said Collard. "Corvette has been the most successful car make and team in GT racing for over ten years now, so I'm obviously thrilled to be a part of this team. The Corvette C5-R and C6.R have been the absolute benchmarks in GT1 racing, and the new GT2 Corvette C6.R is already heading in that same successful direction. I hope my experience with GT2s from the past seasons can help Corvette secure class wins in the three endurance races."

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