Henri PESCAROLO began in motorsports with the « FORD Jeunesse» programme whilst he was studying medicine, studies that he interrupted when he became a factory driver for MATRA.
Having shone in Le Mans, and then in Formula 1 in the 70s, he won Le Mans 4 times, the last time in 1984, and took part every year until 1999, totalling 33 participations!
In 2000, he founded his own team by running COURAGE cars built in le Mans. From 2007, PESCAROLO SPORTS built their own chassis, always equipped with a JUDD engine. But the same year, the owner company was forced to accept being put into receivership before liquidation.
In October 2007, Jacque NICOLET (OAK Racing) and Joël RIVIERE (Prestige Racing) bought up PESCAROLO SPORTS.
The “Pescarolo Team” heads back out on track until 2012.
In 2007, the examined car, “PESCAROLO 01/005” took 3rd place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, historically the last “private” car, not one of the Big Manufacturers, to figure on the event’s podium. It took part in the “2007 Le Mans Series” in the same configuration, before being used in 2008 by “Saulnier Racing”, still with the JUDD V10 engine.
In 2009, with a MAZDA Turbo engine, the car was modified and renamed “Evo 1”. In 2010 and 2011, under OAK-Racing’s banner, the chassis was fitted with a JUDD V8 DB engine before returning to its historic initial configuration with the JUDD V10 GV5, which is its current engine.