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      Get to know Ford Chip Ganassi Racing driver Olivier Pla

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      How did you get started in racing?  What initially attracted you to the sport? 

      Ford Chip Ganassi Racing WEC driver Olivier Pla: “My Dad was racing too so I grew up in the world of motorsport”

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      What is your earliest racing memory?

      OP: “Watching my Dad racing when I was 5 years old.”

      Who was your favorite racer growing up and why?

      OP: “[Ayrton] Senna.  He was very special.”

      What are you most proud of in your racing career?

      OP: “Every victory I have won. Each one is important.”

      How would you describe your racing style?

      OP: “Pushing to the limit all the time!”

      If you weren’t racing, what do you think you’d be doing?

      OP: “I have no idea as my focus has always been to be a race car driver. I never considered not making it.”

      What are some challenges that are unique to your sport compared to other racing series?

      OP: “Racing at night in some races like Le Mans 24h, Daytona 24h and Sebring 12h. Pushing to the limit at night in those places is something very special.”

      What is the best piece of racing advice you’ve been given? 

      OP: “Never give up!”

      How do you relax when you have free time away from racing?

      OP: “By spending time with my friends and family,  training and riding with my bike and exploring some beautiful countryside.”