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Frédéric Lequien Announced as Neveu Replacement

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Frédéric Lequien, new CEO of Le Mans Endurance Management, replacement for Gerard Neveu
Credit: Automobile Club de l'Ouest/Le Mans Endurance Management

After Gerard Neveu departed from the FIA World Endurance Championship at the end of 2020, his replaced has been announced as Frédéric Lequien.

Taking over as Chief Executive Officer of Le Mans Endurance Management (LMEM), Lequien will oversee the day-to-day running of both WEC and European Le Mans Series, continuing to grow the endurance race series following on from his predecessor’s work. The 48-year-old Frenchman comes with a wealth of experience in the motorsport industry which he will use to steer WEC and ELMS in good stead.

From 2002-05, Lequien was project manager in charge of negotiations for Eurosport International, handling talks with local promoters and circuits. During this role, he developed the hospitality aspects of LG Super Racing Weekends. From there, he move to Amaury Sport Organisation where he spent seven years as the Deputy General Manager and Spokesman of the Dakar Rally. After his time at Amaury, Lequien opened his own agency – Silk Way Rally – that specialised in marketing and events.

“I am proud and honoured to join LMEM.” Lequien said on accepting the role. “The WEC and the ELMS are both world-renowned championships. We intend to continue attracting a mix of factory and private teams and are ready to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, added: “I extend a warm welcome to Frédéric Lequien, on behalf of the ACO and LMEM. This appointment is excellent news for the world of endurance racing. With 20 years in motorsport, Frédéric brings valuable expertise to this position.”

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