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Pipo Derani Grabs Pole Position at Petit Le Mans

Newcomer Nato impresses with fourth place spot

Petit Qualifying

ATLANTA, Ga.,  – Tequila Patrón ESM driver Pipo Derani celebrated his 25th birthday in high fashion Friday at Road Atlanta by winning pole position in the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi for Saturday’s 21st Motul Petit Le Mans. Teammate and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship newcomer Norman Nato qualified the No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi in fourth.

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Ryan Dalziel Honors Ed Brown and Patrón with Memorial Helmet

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Raffle proceeds to go to Selfless Love Foundation

ATLANTA, Ga., – As Tequila Patrón ESM prepares for its final race with longtime team and series sponsor Tequila Patrón in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, driver Ryan Dalziel created a special edition helmet for this weekend’s season finale, Petit Le Mans. As tribute to Tequila Patrón, Patrón Spirits CEO Ed Brown, his wife Ashley, and their charity, Selfless Love Foundation, the green, black, and silver helmet will be raffled off, with all proceeds going to the charity.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Seeks to Defend Petit Le Mans Win at IMSA Finale

IMSA Prototype team prepares for  goodbye to longtime sponsor, Tequila Patrón

Petit Pre Race

ATLANTA, Ga., – Riding the momentum of last month’s victory at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Tequila Patrón ESM will enter the final race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship looking to defend their 2017 Petit Le Mans victory at Road Atlanta. The 21st anniversary of the Motul Petit Le Mans will feature ten hours of racing in both the day and night, challenging man and machine to battle adversity and finish the season with a coveted endurance victory.Running in the right place at the right time in the final thirty minutes of the 2017 Petit Le Mans, the No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi advanced from third to first when infractions from the two leading cars resulted in drive through penalties. Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel, and Brendon Hartley celebrated the team’s second victory at Road Atlanta, with the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi of Johannes van Overbeek, Pipo Derani, and Bruno Senna close behind in fourth.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Secures Victory at Laguna Seca

Laguna Seca Race 

MONTEREY, Calif., – Tequila Patrón ESM returned to victory circle this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, starting from the rear of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship field to win the Continental Monterey Grand Prix by ten seconds. The No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi of Pipo Derani and Johannes van Overbeek won its second race of 2018, also clinching victory at the Twelve Hours of Sebring earlier this season.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Heads to Laguna Seca for Continental Monterey Grand Prix

Laguna Seca Preview

MONTEREY, Cal., – This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to the newly renamed WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for round nine of the 2018 prototype championship. The 2018 season has proven to be a challenging one for Tequila Patrón ESM, but the two car Nissan prototype team is ready for the final two races of the season, starting with the Continental Monterey Grand Prix in central California.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Overcomes Setbacks at Road America

Road America Race

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – After a string of bad luck over the course of several races, Tequila Patrón ESM has rebounded to return to the top six in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. After suffering a fuel related fire to the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi in practice one, the team rebuilt the machine and rebounded to finish fifth after starting in 12th.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Road America to Defend DPi Win

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RIVIERIA BEACH, Fla., (August 1, 2018) -- After a series of challenging races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Tequila Patrón ESM is pressing on to the next round in the championship to Road America, where the team earned Nissan its first DPi win in 2017. Drivers Johannes van Overbeek and Pipo Derani brought the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi to victory with drivers Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel finishing third in the No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi, scoring the team a double podium finish.

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Watkins Glen Ends in Early Heartbreak for Tequila Patrón ESM

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., – A podium finish at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen has again eluded Tequila Patrón ESM. Although the Nissan Onroak DPi team showed strong speeds and consistent improvements throughout the IMSA SportsCar Championship weekend, the team retired both cars early from the six hour endurance event.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPis Seek to Conquer Unfinished Business at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen Preview

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – As the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship reaches the halfway point in the 2018 season, the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup resumes this weekend at Watkins Glen International. The Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen is the third race in the four races that make up the TPNAEC, an endurance championship within the existing calendar. While a win at Watkins Glen International has eluded Tequila Patrón ESM, the prototype team has dominated qualifying the last two years, earning pole positions in 2016 and 2017.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Rebounds in Detroit to Finish Fourth

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DETROIT, Mich., (June 2, 2018) -- When Tequila Patrón ESM arrived at Belle Isle for the Chevrolet SportsCar Classic, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prototype team new the street course would be a challenging event. The team struggled in the opening practice sessions but rebounded to win pole position in qualifying and finish fourth at Saturday’s race.

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Pipo Derani Secures Pole Position at Detroit for Tequila Patrón ESM

Chicago Qual4

DETROIT, Mich., (June 1, 2018) – Following two challenging practice sessions at the Grand Prix of Detroit, Tequila Patrón ESM secured the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge overall pole position Saturday on Belle Isle. The No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi, driven by Pipo Derani set a fast lap time of 1:22.273, winning the top qualifying position by seven tenths of a second over the rest of the prototype field.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Take on the Motor City

Chicago Preview

DETROIT, Mich., (May 30, 2018) – The streets of Belle Isle, Michigan are undergoing the final preparations for this weekend’s Detroit Grand Prix, and Tequila Patrón ESM’s pair of Nissan Onroak DPi Prototypes are ready for the action packed festival of speed.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Brings Nissan Prototypes to Mid-Ohio

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RIVIERA BEACH., Fla. (May 2, 2018) -- Following a second place finish last month at the Long Beach Grand Prix, Tequila Patrón ESM will travel to Lexington, Ohio this weekend for the next round in the IMSA WeatherTech series, the Acura SportsCar Challenge at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course. The No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi and the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi have each celebrated podium finishes in the last two races, and will look to carry that momentum into round four of the championship.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Podium at Long Beach Grand Prix

Long Beach Race

LONG BEACH, Cal., (April 15, 2018) – Strong strategy, fast pit stops, and commanding passes from the Tequila Patrón ESM squad earned the team a second place finish Saturday afternoon at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix at Long Beach. Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel piloted the Nissan Onroak DPi to a second place finish, earning the No. 2 car’s first podium of the 2018 season.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Aims for Continued Success on the Streets of Long Beach

Long Beach Preview

LONG BEACH, Cal., (April 12, 2018) – The streets of Long Beach California come alive for this weekend’s BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix at Long Beach as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship begins the first of three consecutive sprint races on the 2018 calendar. Twelve Hours of Sebring race winners and Round 2 champions of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, Tequila Patrón ESM is ready to get back on track for Round 3 of the IMSA Championship.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Claims Overall Victory at Twelve Hours of Sebring

Sebring Race

SEBRING, Fla., - Tequila Patrón ESM claimed a repeat victory Saturday evening at Sebring International Raceway when the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi crossed the finish line in first position after running for twelve hours and 344 laps. Drivers Pipo Derani, Johannes van Overbeek, and Nico Lapierre ran a flawless race to bring Tequila Patrón ESM its second victory at the legendary event.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Ready to Face the Competition of the Twelve Hours of Sebring

Sebring Preview

SEBRING, Fla. - One of the most challenging events on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar takes place this weekend in Sebring, Florida, just two hours away from Tequila Patrón ESM's base in Riviera Beach, Florida. The 2016 race winners will return to Sebring International Raceway with a two car assault, with sights set on claiming victory at the 66th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts.

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Rolex 24 Deals Double Retirement for Tequila Patrón ESM

Daytona 24 race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - In the early hours of Sunday morning, after over twelve hours of racing, Tequila Patrón ESM officially retired both Nissan Onroak DPi cars from the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Both cars showed impressive speeds and proved to be competitive in the tight prototype class in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In the end, the cars were unable to make it through the full 24 hours of racing.

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