our raison d’être !
ORECA Racing was the starting point for the ORECA Group. Motorsport is more than our business, it’s our reason for being. Born out of Hugues de Chaunac’s passion for racing, ORECA began life in 1972-1973 and the four decades since have taken the Team to many terrains : not only on-track – first in single-seaters, then in endurance, super touring and GT – but also in rallying, rally-raid and rallycross. A unique business, ORECA has tasted success in all disciplines and with the biggest marques in the industry. These are exploits that symbolise an entire group’s state of mind : to constantly be moving forward while taking on new challenges with one goal, to be the best !
TOYOTA Racing partnership in endurance !
Team ORECA is a top reference in motorsport. The team cumulates over 350 wins, near 50 national and international titles and 21 participations in total at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with near 50 cars having taken part in the gruelling Sarthe classic ! Among its records, ORECA has the honour and is particularly proud of being the only French team to have won the 24 Hours of Daytona (2000) but also the only French squad to clinch the overall victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring (2011) with both a French car and a French drivers lineup.
In 2015, for the fourth consevuctive season, ORECA is again partner with team TOYOTA Racing in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. ORECA brings its operational support and experience of the discipline to the Japanese manufacturer which enters the TS040 HYBRID, a prototype equipped with hybrid technology. After a first season punctuated by three wins with the TS030 HYBRID, and a second year highlighted by a second place finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as two more race victories, that collaboration led to a double triumph in the 2014 World Endurance Championship with the TS040 HYBRID. TOYOTA won both drivers’ and teams’ crowns, the very first international titles for a Japanese manufacturer in Endurance.
TOYOTA Racing now renews its partnership with ORECA. The group therefore continues its tradition of accompanying and supporting the biggest car makes in their sporting challenges.
For the 2015 season, the Team ORECA is also returning to rally. The Signes-based squad enters a Ford Fiesta R5 and a Citroën DS3 R3 for six rounds of the World Rally Championship – WRC2 and WRC3 classes. Those two cars have been respectively entrusted to French and Finnish drivers Eric Camilli and Teem Suninen who are both members of TMG’s Junior Driver Development Program. ORECA thus resumes its habits of fostering and training young talents.