Driver of Dumoulin Competition Race Team

Jean-François Dumoulin

May 6, 1976, Trois-Rivières (Qc, Can.)

International Experience: Germany, England, Italy, Spain, United States, Canada

Jean-François Dumoulin has over twenty years of experience on race tracks. He started his career in Formula Ford and Formula Atlantic before developing his expertise with Porsche in the Motorola Cup and Grand Am series, followed by the Rolex 24 in Daytona, a series in which he participates on a regular basis. He has also developed a renowned expertise on a worldwide scale as an instructor at the Club Ferrari and Ferrari North American Challenge. His experience also extends to the NASCAR series, having participated in almost all yearly editions of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series, presented since 2007. He is also recognized as a professional racing instructor for car manufacturers, private Clubs (Porsche, Ferrari), Ferrari Challenge, and Jim Russell School.

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Highlights

Recognized endurance racer from the Rolex and Grand-Am series, Daytona Prototype Jean-François Dumoulin makes his debut in the Canadian NASCAR series during the 2007 season.

  • The first Quebecer to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona event twice (2004 in SGS, and 2007 in GT).
  • The youngest racer to be recruited by the legendary Player's Development Team.
  • Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS series, USA in 2003 (9 podiums).
  • Champion of the Grand Am Continental Tire Sport Car Challenge ST, USA in 2002 (5 podiums).
  • During the NASCAR Nationwide event in the 2009 Montreal Grand Prix, after starting in 35th place, he finished his first race in 7th place in a damaged car, winning the hearts of many fans over.
  • In 2000, at the Molson Indy in Ontario, he earns second place at the championship of the Motorola Cup series, gaining an unlikely podium appearance after having started the event in 52nd place.

At the end of the 1995 season, Jean-François Dumoulin is the youngest racer of the legendary Play Player's Development Team, which sponsors him until 1998 in Formula Ford and Formula Atlantic. In 2000, in the Motorola Cup series, he offers a solid performance in each race. It's the year during which Jean-Francois Dumoulin and his teammate, Richard Spénard, reach multiple milestones and pole positions. They are, notably, the authors of one of the best shows that ever occurred on the tracks of the Toronto Indy, where after starting in last place, they've managed to come back and win the race. Jean-Francois Dumoulin overtook 52 vehicles to bring his Porsche 993 to the lead, assisted by Spénard who maintained it. The season ended with a 2nd place in the championship, despite the fact that they hadn't participated in the Daytona and Sebring events.

From 2001 to 2004, he races in the Grand Am series and is crowned champion in 2002 and 2003. It's in 2004 that Jean-Francois Dumoulin will establish his reputation as a settings specialist and as an instructor by earning the title of champion at the 24 hrs of Daytona in the SGS category, at the wheel of a Porsche 996 co-piloted by Jean-Francois Dumoulin, Marc Lieb, Robert Julien, and Greg Pootmans.

This victory in Daytona helps propel him to a participation in the SGS championship of the Grand American Road Racing Association, in a partnership with Robert Julien.

In 2007, he records a second important victory at the 24 hrs of Daytona in the GT category with a Porsche 997 of the Allegra Motorsport team. This time, Jean-Francois Dumoulin shares the wheel with Scooter Gabel, Marc Basseng, and the owner of the car, Carlos de Quesada. During this event, Jean-Francois Dumoulin is also responsible for the settings, the management of the team, and of the training of the car's owner.

Having become a respected figure in endurance challenges in Rolex and Grand-Am, he makes his debut in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series in 2007. 2009 marks the beginning of a very special year for Jean-Francois Dumoulin, as he races a Ferrari F430 on the mythical track of Monza in Italy in the GT3B category. The same year, he contributes to a solid performance at the NASCAR Nationwide challenge of the Montreal Grand Prix.