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Pierre FILLON

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO)
President
  • Born on 25 July 1958 in Le Mans
  • Doctor of medicine, specialist in ophthalmology
  • Motor sport and racing enthusiast
  • Has been following the 24 Hours of Le Mans from an early age
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the “Automobile Club de l’Ouest” (ACO) in2003
  • Elected to the ACO Executive committee ACO in 2006 in charge of Sports
  • At the root of the ACO Sports Committee in 2009
  • Became President of the ACO Karting Sports Association in 2009
  • Was appointed Deputy Chairman of the ACO in 2010 and supervised the launch of the
  • Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) in 2010 and 2011, then the FIA World
  • Endurance Championship from 2012
  • Member of the FIA Endurance Committee
  • President of the ACO since 2012 (with, in particular, the participation in the drawing
  • up of the regulations)
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) founded in 1906 is the creator and organiser of major motor sporting events including the first grand prix in the history of motor racing in 1906 followed by the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1923. The ACO’s aim is to develop long-distance racing and since 2012 it has been the organiser and promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). The club is also the creator of the continental series: the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, former American Le Mans Series (1999), the European Le Mans Series (2004), and the Asian Le Mans Series (2013). On its own circuits at Le Mans, the ACO organises the 24 Heures Motos, the 24 Heures Karting, the 24 Heures Camions and the French Motorcycle Grand Prix.
But above all the ACO is a club made up of enthusiasts who defend the rights of car users on a daily basis, and it gives its members a privileged welcome to enable them to live their passion for motor sport at the events it organises.
The ACO also has a driving school, Le Mans Driver, a leisure and kart competition complex and simulators, an Enterprise department for the organisation of seminars, a team of guides providing tours of the installations of the Le Mans circuits, two official boutiques in Le Mans and Paris as well as eight regional agencies.