Date of Birth: 6 February 1968 (age 54)
Birth Place: Paris, France
Team: Academy Motorsport
Debut Season: 2020
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A veteran French driver that got his big break in the late 1990’s with his role as test driver for the British American Racing (BAR) team thanks to his connections to Jacques Villeneuve, Patrick Lemarié enjoyed a successful stint in the American Le Mans Series and helped Johansson Motorsport to secure the European Le Mans Series title in 2001 before he quietly retired in the 2003 after a season in the ever-competitive CART World Series.
He remained close to Villeneuve during his retirement years and when the duo formed the FEED Racing racing school for aspiring young French racing talents, Villeneuve returned to full-time racing in 2019 through his participation in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. JV saw EuroNASCAR as an opportunity to entice Lemarié back to motorsport and so in 2020, Lemarié returned back to international racing when he signed a deal to compete full-time with FEED Vict Racing.
After two seasons of struggling in the midfield and a year full of reliability issues with DF1 Racing, Lemarié got his big break in 2022 when he moved to Academy Motorsport to replace Villeneuve in the No. 5 team. Lemarié was among one of the best in Qualifying for 2022, a particular highlight of which came from the season opening Valencia race where he nearly grabbed the pole position had he not fallen foul to track limits.
Bad luck ultimately prevented Lemarié from making a challenge to the EuroNASCAR title that year, but he ended his year on a very high note when he won the season finale race at Croatia’s Automodrom Grobnik. His victory at Croatia made him the oldest driver to win an EuroNASCAR PRO race at the age of 54 years and 266 days, beating the record previously set by none other than his best buddy – Jacques Villeneuve.
|Starts||Top 5’s||Top 10’s||DNF’s|
|2020||ENPRO||#6 FEED Vict FJ||FEED Vict Racing||242||17th|
|2021||ENPRO||#66 FEED Racing Camaro
#5 Academy FJ
#66 FUCHS TITAN Camaro
|2022||ENPRO||#5 Academy FJ||Academy Motorsport||345||7th|
Previous Career Accomplishments:
- 1991 – Formula Ford 1600 France Runner-Up
- 1990 – Formula Ford 1600 France 3rd Place
- 1989 – Formula Ford 1600 France Runner-Up
Disclaimer: Previous Career Accomplishments are courtesy of Driver Database. Unless noted on the photo, all photos are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard / Bart Dehaese / Klemen Sofric.
Last Updated: 12 November 2022