Raphaël de Chaunac: “We have three values ​​at ORECA: passion, performance and audacity! »

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Technocentre in Signes (Var), our driver who has been at the helm of the ORECA firm for five years alongside his father Hugues de Chaunac, leaves his office. Walk on the Castellet plateau with the man who carries the future of a flagship of motorsport.

Published on 21/06/2024 à 16:30

Jean-Michel Desnoues

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Raphaël de Chaunac: “We have three values ​​at ORECA: passion, performance and audacity! »

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Hello Raphaël, we are entering the world of ORECA straight away with this Audi RS e-tron GT…

Audi is indeed a brand with which ORECA has a great history. It began with the meeting between my father Hugues de Chaunac and Doctor Ullrich, then head of Audi Sport. At the beginning of the 2000s this opportunity presented itself for private teams to field a product from Ingolstadt in 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2004 there was Audi-Japan (team Goh) and Audi-England (team Veloqx). ORECA knocked on the door of Audi France, whose Managing Director was Patrice Franke, to enter an R8 in the 24 2005 Hours of Le Mans. We embarked on the adventure with a solid team of drivers made up of Franck Montagny, Stéphane Ortelli and Jean-Marc Gounon. A small problem during the race penalized us, but we still finished in 4th position. Dr Ullrich was delighted by the relationship established with ORECA and, for our part, we began to forge strong links with Audi France. The brand was then thinking about how to run its driving courses. We took over management of the Driving Experience in 2006 and developed the concept.

In what way?

We have thought about unusual programs to give Audi customers the typical experience of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We proposed a race concept

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