Experienced and winning sports car driver Emmanuel Collard returns to Team Penske in 2022 to compete in the team’s initial World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. Collard joins former IMSA champion drivers Dane Cameron and Felipe Nasr for the Team Penske ORECA 07-Gibson entry competing in the WEC LMP2 class this season.

A two-time class winner in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race in his career, Collard reconnects with the Team Penske sports car program in 2022 as he enjoyed solid success with the team during selected starts over the course of three seasons in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) between 2006-2008.

Collard began his racing career by winning karting championships in his native France. He focused on open-wheel racing early on in his career as he joined the French Formula Renault program when he was 18 years old. In his first Formula Renault season, Collard finished as series runner up before he captured the 1990 series title in his second season. Collard transitioned to the French Formula 3 series for the 1991 season and then on to Formula 3000 in 1992, as he claimed eighth in the series championship.

After two seasons competing in Formula 3000, Collard shifted gears to sports car competition as he entered the Porsche Supercup series in 1994 and finished second in his rookie season.  He produced three Porsche Supercup victories in 1995 to finish third in the Driver’s championship while helping earn the overall Team title. Collard also raced in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time in his career during the 1995 season, beginning a streak of 23 consecutive years competing at the historic endurance race. In 1996, Collard won five of the nine series races, including four in a row, to claim the 1996 Porsche Supercup Driver’s championship.