Boulle to Contend 24 Hours of Le Mans in #50 Ligier
Dallas, TX —Nick Boulle, of de Boulle, an independent jewelry salon in Dallas and Houston returns to the world’s largest race, The 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 15-16. Le Mans is a landmark event and will serve as the grand finale to what has become known as the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 2018-2019 Super Season.
Boulle has been confirmed as the third driver in the Larbre Team with seasoned drivers Erwin Creed and Romano Ricci in the LMP2 Ligier JS-P217 racecar. Larbre Competition, a well-known French race team, has previously won Le Mans and has entered this massive endurance racing event for the past 20 years, thanks to team principal, Jack Leconte.
“Team LARBRE is excited to have Nick Boulle join our team for the 2019 WEC 1,000KM of Spa as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I had an eye on Nick last year when he made his impressive Le Mans 24 debut and never put a foot wrong,” said Mr. Jack Leconte. “We will use the race at Spa and the Le Mans test day to prepare each of our drivers, engineers, and crew before we join together again for the finale of the 2018-2019 FIA WEC Super Season.”
The Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe is run on a combination of the Le Mans Bugatti racing circuit as well as large portions of French public roadways. The cars will reach speeds far exceeding 200mph as they push man & machine to the limit for 24-hours straight only stopping for fuel & tires. Known as one of the world’s grandest sporting events according to Forbes and National Geographic, the 87th running of Le Mans since 1923 will once again have more than 300,000 fans in attendance as well as drivers from around the globe coming to compete for the most desired trophies in motorsports.
“I’m extremely excited to return to Le Mans – I am pinching myself that I get to compete in what I consider the ultimate endurance race,” said Boulle. “And taking part in two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship is quite literally another dream come true in terms of preparation. The depth of the LMP2 field and the quality of racing in the world championship of endurance motorsports is the pinnacle for me. I can’t wait to get over the pond and start working with the team and getting to know my co-drivers for these two amazing races.”
This will be de Boulle Motorsports’ third time to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship series and Boulle’s second running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Last year, de Boulle Motorsports recorded an 8th place class finish in LMP2 in the DC Jackie Chan racing #33 Ligier LMP2 car with drivers David Cheng and Pierre Nicolet.
Drivers, Boulle, Creed and Ricci, will join up in the first weekend of June to run the Le Mans 24 Hour Test Day on June 2nd. Drivers and teams not only qualify to compete in the race that takes place two weeks later, but also get acclimated to the long and challenging racing circuit while working on the car’s set up for the endurance racing classic. The #50 Larbre Competition LMP2 car will feature a power house of luxury for the two races as de Boulle & de Boulle Motorsport’s partners logos sits beside CREED & Juliette Has a Gun perfume brands.
Many of the sponsors from 2018 will return to partner and support de Boulle Motorsports and Nick Boulle’s entry at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The effort is being made possible through support and sponsorship from Circle Y Holdings, Concepta Labs, Meridian Veterinary Capital, McFadden & Miller, Nicholas Residential, and Blue Lion Capital. Sponsors receive the VIP treatment, with behind the scenes access, helicopter tours, lux dining, but most all they are treated to unprecedented access and experience as team partners rather than mere spectators.
About de Boulle Motorsports / de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry
de Boulle Motorsports is a living and moving illustration of the passion for excellence that de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry has for both jewelry & timepieces. de Boulle was established in 1983 by Denis and Karen Boulle, de Boulle has assembled an unrivaled collection of diamonds, fine jewelry and timepieces unsurpassed for its elegance and depth in selection. de Boulle has served thousands of discerning customers and built a reputation as one of the pre-eminent independently-owned jewelers in the United States. The Boulle’s have taken a continued interest in the community and currently supports a list of charitable causes. de Boulle is located in Dallas at 6821 Preston Rd. and in Houston’s River Oaks District at 4444 Westheimer Rd. For more information, visit deBoulle.com
About Concepta Labs
Concepta Labs is a clinical laboratory housed in a state-of-the-art testing facility in Dallas, Texas. We are focused on delivering best-in-class blood testing services to a national audience of healthcare professionals through a collaborative blend of applied science and innovative technologies in the fields of blood chemistry, immunology, hematology and pathology.
About McFadden & Miller
The McFadden & Miller Story now spans seven decades of construction excellence. Founded in 1946, McFadden & Miller, Ltd. began life shortly after World War II through a partnership with a young Trammel Crow, making it the oldest and most experienced GC in the region. Today McFadden & Miller retains its position as a premier design/builder in the DFW area. The structural designs McFadden & Miller implemented many years ago were so unique to the industry that years later the McFadden & Miller “brand” is recognized and favored as an asset to any real estate portfolio. Mark Jacobson now serves as President of McFadden & Miller, with Jon Jacobson performing as Vice-President. Most “general” contractors broker every phase of construction to the lowest bidder, but McFadden & Miller actually self-performs such functions as engineering, mass grading and concrete work. This ability as well as their unique method of de-centralized project management, relying on the expertise of field managers to run projects, allows for economies, control and quality unmatched by other GC’s. McFadden & Miller began with a philosophy of treating its clients with fairness, honesty, and consideration, and always delivering the best possible product at a reasonable price. Sixty million square feet of industrial, office and retail product later McFadden & Miller is still embracing those ethics.
About Meridian Veterinary Capital
MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets is a 24-hour emergency, critical care and specialty animal hospital. MedVet is employee owned & veterinary led and is leading specialty healthcare provider for pets. MedVet provides specialty referral services, as well as emergency services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More than 100,000 dogs and cats are treated annually at MedVet’s expanding network of medical centers across the country. Meridian is a real estate investment, management and development company based in Dallas, Texas. Working with an established network of financial partners, architects and construction management professionals, Meridian’s mission is to create value for its investors by acquiring, developing and investing in real estate and real estate related assets. Meridian is primarily focused on senior housing and healthcare related investments. Meridian has acquired or developed projects in many areas of the United States including Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Washington, California, Alabama, Virginia, Oklahoma, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.
About Circle Y Holdings
Circle Y Holdings is a Texas fund focused on oil & gas and real estate development.
About Blue Lion Capital
Blue Lion Capital is a Dallas, Texas-based hedge fund.
About Nicholas Residential
Nicholas Residential is a privately-held real estate investment firm headquartered in Dallas, TX. Nicholas invests alongside institutional and private clients in value-add and opportunistic affordable apartment communities across the Southwest. The firm’s investment strategy emphasizes capital preservation and incentive alignment between the firm’s principals and investors. With a focus on value creation, Nicholas seeks to unlock unrealized value in its portfolio through creative execution and a hands-on asset management approach. The company strives to produce compelling risk-adjusted returns for our investors while strengthening neighboring communities.