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Lapierre and Pla Complete Tequila Patrón ESM 2018 Endurance Lineup

2018 Lineup

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., - Riding on the momentum a dominating Petit Le Mans victory at the conclusion of the 2017 race season, Tequila Patrón ESM has promptly secured Nicolas Lapierre and Olivier Pla as their additional drivers in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup (NAEC), the four-endurance championship within the full season IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

"Tequila Patrón ESM is ecstatic to announce that Nicolas and Olivier and will be joining our Tequila Patron North American Championship efforts in 2018," said Team Owner Scott Sharp. "Both have shown super strong speed on almost every track and every type of car they have driven.  They are truly both among the top echelon in sports car racing and will be tremendous additions to our team!"

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Tequila Patrón ESM Dominates to Win Petit Le Mans

Petit Le Mans Race

BRASELTON, Ga., - The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held its 2017 finale event Saturday at Road Atlanta, and Tequila Patrón ESM dominated the ten hour endurance event to take the win with the No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi of Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel, and Brendon Hartley. The race winning car led 140 of 402 laps, and combined with the 152 laps led by the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi of Johannes van Overbeek, Pipo Derani, and Bruno Senna, Tequila Patrón ESM led 73 percent of the 20th Motul Petit Le Mans.

The team showed the progress of its development Nissan NISMO Onroak program in qualifying, setting both cars up on the grid to start the race in second and third. Brendon Hartley and the No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi started second behind Penske Racing's Helio Castroneves. Pipo Derani and the No. 22 started third and drove down the front straight at the wave of the green flag to challenge Castroneves for the lead in the opening turns. In turn six on lap one. Derani took the lead from Castroneves and pulled away from the field. Hartley stayed close in third, fighting off heavy pressure from the No. 90 Visit Florida Ligier LMP2. The race started under damp conditions, resulting in both Tequila Patrón ESM cars to start on Continental Tire wets. Just ten minutes into the race, those in the field on rain tires pitted to take on slick tires, better for the track conditions.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Road Atlanta with Strong Driver Lineup

Petit Le Mans Preview

BRASELTON, Ga., - The 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship comes to an end this weekend at Road Atlanta for the 20th anniversary of Motul Petit Le Mans. Tequila Patrón ESM returns to the endurance event with an all-star lineup, adding Brendon Hartley and Bruno Senna joining the full time lineups of Scott Sharp and Bryan Dalziel, and Johannes van Overbeek and Pipo Derani, respectively.

The Prototype team celebrated a strong run at the ten hour endurance event in 2016, showing a late race push resulting in Sharp, van Overbeek and Derani earning a second place finish. This year, the team formed a new partnership with Nissan NISMO and Onroak Automotive to create a new prototype developmental program, starting off the season with minimal testing. With one win and two additional podiums under the team's belt, the pair of Nissan Onroak DPis will provide strong competition for the other eight entries in the prototype field for the season finale.

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