Team (Class):
Tequila PatrÓn ESM Nissan Onroak DPi
P Class
Website:
esmracing.com
Birthdate:
February 14, 1968
Birthplace:
Norwalk, CT
Height/Weight:
5-8, 155 pounds
Residence:
Tequesta, FL
Special Interests:
College Football, Training, Boating
SCOTT SHARP

With championship victories in IndyCar, Trans-Am and the LMP1 class of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, Tequila Patrón ESM’s Scott Sharp is again looking to take his Tequila Patrón-sponsored car to victory in the United States. The team is celebrating a long awaited return to the IMSA sanctioned WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with a two car effort. With a full time co-driver in Ryan Dalziel, the pair will be joined by Pipo Derani for the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup races. For the 2016 race season Sharp and his Florida-based Tequila Patrón ESM team competed in select races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as return to the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) for a second full season with drivers Ryan Dalziel, Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek, Chris Cumming and Pipo Derani. The team won the 24 Hours of Daytona, Twelve Hours of Sebring; the first team to do so in more than a decade.

In 2015, the team competed in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, while also participating in their first full season in the FIA WEC.

The 2014 season year marked the beginning of a new era of sports car racing with the inaugural season of the TUDOR United Sportcar Championship, the result of the American Le Mans Series merger with the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. At the start of the 2013 season, Sharp and his Tequila Patrón ESM team made the transition from Ferrari 458 Italias to purpose-built Honda Performance Development ARX-03b prototypes.

In 2012, Sharp and then co-driver Johannes van Overbeek finished second in the very challenging ALMS GT driver’s championship with five third place finishes and two wins.

Under Sharp’s leadership Tequila Patrón ESM earned two GT wins with the Ferrari Italia F458 (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Road Atlanta, 2012), two LMP2 wins (Long Beach, 2013 and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 2014) two GT pole positions, four LMP2 pole positions and a combined 22 podium finishes.

The second-generation racing star and team owner began racing karts at the early age of eight. Early in his career, Sharp went on to take nine IndyCar wins, 35 top-five finishes and 14 Indianapolis 500 starts. Sharp has earned eight ALMS wins in five seasons.

Personal/Family
Sharp is the son of six-time SCCA national champion Bob Sharp, founder of Bob Sharp Racing and known as the single most successful Datsun racing team of all time.

Wife: Bethany
Children: Briana, Jackson, Hudson, Selah, London




Sharp by the Numbers

Started racing karts at age 8, winning 50 of 75 starts.
1984 – Won the first SCCA race he entered (New Hampshire)
1986 – Won SCCA National Championship in GT-2
1987 – Won SCCA National Championship in GT-1
1988 – Won SCCA National Championship in GT-1.
Made Trans-Am debut with four races
1988-1992 – Competed in Trans-Am, collected nine victories
1990 - Won first race at Detroit. Teamed with Paul Newman in SCCA competition.
Became youngest Trans-Am champion by winning six races and eight poles in Chevy Camaro;
Set seven track records.
1992 – Trans-Am Championship runner-up with two wins and seven poles in 11 starts.
1993 – Won second Trans-Am Championship with six wins. CART debut.
1994 – Earned second place in CART rookie championship; placed 16th in first Indianapolis 500.
Won Daytona 24 Hours in Riley & Scott-Oldsmobile with Wayne Taylor/Jim Pace;
Shared inaugural IndyCar Series championship with Buzz Calkins with best finish of second at Phoenix.
1996-2007 – Only driver to compete in each IndyCar Series season and currently holds the series record for most starts. (146)
1996-1997 – Head injury prevented Sharp from racing.
1998 – Returned to racing; won at Phoenix and Dover en route to a fourth-place championship finish.
1998-2003 – Recorded at least one victory per year.
1999 – Made two starts in ALMS inaugural season.
2001 – Indianapolis 500 pole winner and finished third in championship; career best finish in IndyCar
2007 – Took second place in American Le Mans Series (ALMS) P2 driver championship with David Brabham and named Series Rookie of the Year.
2008 – First full season in ALMS.
2009 – ALMS LMP1 Champion with Patrón Highcroft Racing; Won three times with Brabham.
Placed 14th in Indianapolis 500 in Patrón-sponsored Panther Racing entry.
2010 – Founded Tequila Patrón ESM; first ALMS season with Johannes van Overbeek.
2012 – First ALMS GT win: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Class victory at Petit Le Mans.
Runner-up in ALMS GT championship.
2013 – Won Grand Prix of Long Beach; Runner-up at Petit Le Mans.
Runner-up in ALMS P2 championship.
2014 – Competed in his first FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) race and finished third.
2016—Won the Rolex 24 at Daytona with co-drivers Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek and Pipo Derani. The team returned to the podium for the next round for the Twelve Hours of Sebring, with Scott Sharp, Johannes van Overbeek and Pipo Derani behind the wheel.

Team (Class):
Tequila PatrÓn ESM Nissan Onroak DPi
P Class
Website:
ryandalziel.com
Birthdate:
April 12, 1982
Birthplace:
Coatbridge, Scotland, UK
Height/Weight:
5-8, 155 pounds
Residence:
Windmere, FL
Special Interests:
Music, Fitness, Socializing
Ryan Dalziel

2017 will mark Ryan’s fourth season with Tequila Patrón ESM. A world-class championship driver, Dalziel won the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and GRAND-AM North American Endurance Championship titles. In addition, he raced to victory at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Starworks Motorsport HPD ARX-03b LMP2 machine. Dalziel was honored in 2012 with the William Lyons Trophy from the Scottish Motor Racing Club and was recognized in 1999 with the Ecurie Ecosse Trophy winner, presented to most impressive Scottish racer of season.

Dalziel started his racing career in 1999, and earned series runner-up honors in the British Formula Vauxhall Championship. He raced in the British Formula Renault Championship, British Formula Three Championship, Toyota Atlantic Series, Formula Atlantic Series, Champ Car World Series and World Endurance Championship.

Personal/Family
Wife: Jessica



RYAN by the Numbers

1999 – British Formula Vauxhall Championship Runner-Up;
Finalist in McLaren Autosport Young Driver Award; Awarded Ecurie Ecosse Trophy.
2000 – British Formula Renault Championship Runner-Up;
Rookie of the Year Winner; Finalist in McLaren Autosport Young Driver Award.
2001 – British Formula Three Championship: 17 top-10 finishes,
fourth place at British Grand Prix International Invitation Race.
2002 – Toyota Atlantic Series driver .
2003 – Toyota Atlantic Series Championship Runner-Up.
2004 – Formula Atlantic Series Championship Runner-Up; Awarded Gilles Villeneuve Trophy.
2005 – American Le Mans Series driver;
GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver: 1 GT Class podium, 1 Daytona Prototype start – 6th place.
2006 – GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver, scored five top-10 finishes, one podium.
2007 – Champ Car World Series (CART) driver: six top-10 finishes;
GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver with four top-5 finishes including runner-up finishes.
(Rolex 24 and Sunchaser 1000)
2008 – GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver with one win and one podium finish.
Test driver for ProDrive Racing for its Aston Martin GT1 LeMans 24 hour effort.
Formula SuperLeague Championship with Rangers FC Team
and earned five top-10 finishes with a best result of fourth.
2009 – GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver earning three podiums.
2010 – GRAND-AM Rolex Sport Car Series: Winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona
and finished fifth in Daytona Prototype championship. Inaugural LeMans 24 hours race.
2011 – GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver: Lap record holder for a Daytona Prototype
around Daytona International Speedway - January 9, 2011 - 1.39.973s.
Winner of season finale at Mid-Ohio Road Course, four podium finishes.
American Le Mans Series: Runner-up at 12 Hours of Sebring.
2012 – World Endurance Championship (WEC):
Winner of the WEC World Championship in LMP2 with three victories and seven podiums.
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring.
GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver: pole position for the 50th Running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona,
winner of the North American Endurance Championship,
runner-up in driver championship with one victory and eight podiums.
Most laps led during the season of any driver.
American Le Mans Series LMPC driver with three wins including Petit Le Mans, Long Beach and Baltimore.
Gulf 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi driver of the #11 AF Corse Ferrari 458GT3,
finished second and third overall (January 2012 & December 2012 races).
6 Hours of Bogota Colombia driver: Overall Winner. Winner of the SMRC William Lyons Trophy.
2013 – GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series driver: finished fourth at 12 Hours of Sebring,
24 Hours of Le Mans and Petit Le Mans.
2014 – 2nd place finish at FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai with Scott Sharp and Ed Brown.
3rd place finish at the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase
at Road America with Scott Sharp. Joins EFFORT Racing for a partial season, starts the relationship off with a double win at Mid-Ohio.
2015 – Finished 3rd in Pirelli World Challenge Championship, despite missing three races.
Earned nine podiums and two wins. Ran a full season in WEC with Tequila Patrón ESM.
Winner of the Porsche Cup, the trophy for the most successful Porsche privateer.
2016 – Finished 3rd at Rolex 24 at Daytona with Visit Florida.
Finished in the top five for every FIA WEC race of the season with the exception of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Team (Class):
Tequila PatrÓn ESM Nissan Onroak DPi
P Class
Birthdate:
January 18, 1963
Birthplace:
Denver, Colorado
Height/Weight:
5-9, 150 pounds
Residence:
BOCA RATON, FL
Special Interests:
Golf, Reading, Family
Ed Brown

For the 2017 race season, Brown will drive full season in the No. 22 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan Onroak DPi for his ninth year of professional racing. Brown will be joined by Johannes van Overbeek for the full season, with the additions of Bruno Senna and Brendon Hartley for the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup races.

His meteoric rise to compete against some of the top drivers in the world began in the Patrón GT3 Challenge and expanded into the 2009 American Le Mans Series in the Challenge Class with ORBIT Racing.

Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of Patrón Spirits International, seeks his first international competition victory this year as the team enters for its second full season in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Graduated from University of Texas with business degree




Brown by the Numbers

2009 – Made five starts in the No. 08 Porsche 911 GT2 Cup car for ORBIT Racing in the
Challenge class with one podium and four top-five finishes;
Finished 5th in class; earned career best second place finish in class.
2009 – Received the Promoters Trophy for Patrón’s longtime support of the American Le Mans Series.
2009 – Raced in Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama.
2010 – First season in the ALMS GT class co-driving a Ferrari Italia F433.
2013 – First ALMS podium with runner-up finish at Grand Prix of Long Beach.
2014 – First TUDOR United SportsCar Championship win and first overall win (Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
2014 – Competed in his first FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) race and finished third.
2015 – Finished 7th in his first 24 Hours of Le Mans
2016 – Started the 2016 season off with an overall win in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with
Scott Sharp, Johannes van Overbeek, and Pipo Derani
Team (Class):
Tequila PatrÓn ESM Nissan Onroak DPi,
P Class
Website:
esmracing.com
Birthdate:
April 14, 1973
Birthplace:
Sacramento, CA
Height/Weight:
6-1, 165 pounds
Residence:
San Francisco, CA
Special Interests:
Hiking, Cycling, Reading, Family
JOHANNES VAN OVERBEEK

Johannes van Overbeek began his racing career at age 23, purely as a hobby. He went on to become one of the world’s top-ranked Porsche drivers, before switching to Ferrari and joining Tequila Patrón ESM. When Tequila Patrón ESM switched to the LMP2 chassis, it was van Overbeek’s first season in a prototype racing machine.

He has more than 150 sports car racing starts with 12 wins, 62 podium finishes and nine pole positions. He is also one of the co-founders of Flying Lizard Motorsports, with Seth Neiman and Lonnie Pechnik.

Personal/Family
Wife: Sarah
Children: Brody, Taylor



van Overbeek by the Numbers

1999 – Contested all eight GT class races in inaugural season of ALMS; earned first ALMS win. (Road Atlanta)
2000 – Competed in all 11 ALMS races for BMW Team PTG; best finish of season was second in GT at Portland with co-driver Boris Said.
2004 – Posted one victory and seven podiums in Flying Lizard rookie effort; earned second career ALMS win. (Mid-Ohio)
2005 – Finished third in ALMS championship with Fogarty after 10-race season with five podiums.
2006 – Earned third career ALMS victory; finished second in driver championship.
2007 – Earned three wins and seven podiums in 12 starts with Flying Lizard co-driver Jörg Bergmeister; finished second in championship.
2007 – Awarded Porsche Cup as world’s top independent Porsche pilot.
2008 – Teamed with rookie Porsche factory driver Patrick Pilet for full season.
2009 – Started six events in Flying Lizard Porsche. Claimed first MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge win in season.
At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, tied season-best effort with fifth-place showing;
Porsche entry ran on E85 and captured MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge GT trophy for the race
and also leap-frogged sister car for season-long championship.
2010 – Transitioned to Ferraris and joined Tequila Patrón ESM for season-long effort.
Made first start in another marque other than Porsche in 10 years.
2012 – Earned first ALMS pole position; earned first Tequila Patrón ESM victory; Achieved 100 ALMS starts.
2013 – Runner-up at Long Beach Grand Prix.
2014 – First TUDOR United SportsCar Championship win and first overall win (Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
2015 – Competed in ESM’s first WEC full season. Won the 25 Hours of Thunderhill overall with Flying Lizard Motorsports
2016 – Started the season with an overall win at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Tequila Patrón ESM,
then again scored victory at the Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Scored a record setting lap time to earn pole position at the Six Hours of the Glen.
Won the 25 Hours of Thunderhill overall with Flying Lizard Motorsports for the second year in a row.

At Le Mans – Four starts with one podium, all with Flying Lizards.
2005 – Debuted with third-place run in Porsche.
2006 – Finished fourth at Le Mans.
2008 – Finished sixth in GT2 despite losing nearly three hours with crash-related damage in second hour.
2016 – Finished 11th
Team (Class):
Tequila PatrÓn ESM Nissan Onroak DPi,
P Class
Birthdate:
OCTOBER 12, 1993
Birthplace:
São Paulo, Brazil
Height/Weight:
5-5, 127 pounds
Residence:
São Paulo, Brazil
Special Interests:
Squash, technology
LUIS FELIPE "PIPO" DERANI

After a successful career in karts in South America, Pipo Derani made a name for himself on the European single-seater scene, enjoying success in Formula Renault 2-litre and in the ultra-competitive British Formula Three Championship, as well as the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Pipo took two race wins in the 2012 British F3 Championship before scoring a fine podium position at the 2013 Macau Grand Prix. For 2014 Pipo switched to endurance racing, making his debut at the Paul Ricard ELMS race where he sensationally led after starting from pole position in a Murphy run ORECA 03.

The following year saw a first full season in the FIA WEC where he took LMP2 pole on his debut and then went on to score six podium positions in an exceptional first campaign where he enjoyed a third placed finish in the standings with the G-Drive Racing team. In 2016, he and his ESM teammates Ryan Dalziel and Chris Cumming finished in the top five for eight of the nine races of the 2016 schedule.

Derani will join the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier for the endurance races with Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel.



DERANI BY THE NUMBERS

2009 – 7th (2 podiums) NEC Formula Renault 2.0
2010 – 10th German Formula 3 Cup
2011 – 15th (1 Podium) British F3, 6th Pau Grand Prix F3
2012 – 8th (5 Podiums, 1 wins, 2 fastest laps) British F3, 11th RTL Masters of F3, 5th F3 Brazil Open
2013 – 7th (1 win, 3 podiums) Toyota Racing Series, 4th New Zealand Grand Prix TRS,
8th (3 podiums) FIA F3 Europe, 8th RTL Masters of F3, 3rd Macau Grand Prix F3
2014 – ELMS LMP2 Debut at Paul Ricard with a podium finish
2015 – 3rd (6 podiums, 1 pole) WEC LMP2
2016 – 1st place overall at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Finished in the top five for eight of the nine races in the FIA WEC schedule.
Team (Class):
Tequila PatrÓn ESM Nissan Onroak DPi
P Class
Birthdate:
October 15, 1983
Birthplace:
SAo Paulo, Brazil
Height/Weight:
6”0’, 152 pounds
Residence:
Monaco
Special Interests:
Listening to Music, PS3, Internet, watching sports on TV
BRUNO SENNA

The nephew of late Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, Brazilian driver Bruno Senna began go karting at age five under the guidance of his grandfather, Milton da Silva. In 2004, he began his racing career, competing in the Formula BMW UK series with Carlin Motorsport. He continued his motorsport quest, participating in his first 24 hours of Le Mans in 2007. Most recently, he celebrated a strong season in the FIA World Endurance Championship with RGR Sport by Morand, earning seven podium finishes.



2004: Competed in the Asian Formula Renault Challenge, Formula BMW UK
2005: British Formula 3, Masters of Formula 3, Macau Grand Prix
2006: British Formula 3, Masters of Formula 3, Formula 3 Australian Grand Prix (Finished first), Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, Porsche Supercup
2007: Ferrari Challenge Europe – Trofeo Pirelli, Macau Grand Prix
2008: Test driver for Honda Racing F1, Finished second in the GP2 Series
2009: Participated in his first 24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans Series
2010: Formula One with Hispania Racing F1 Team
2011: Formula One with Lotus Renault GP
2012: Formula One with Williams F1 Team
2013: FIA WEC with Aston Martin Racing, Stock Car Brasil with GT Team Raízen, Blancpain Endurance Series with Von Ryan Racing
2014: FIA WEC with Aston Martin Racing. Finished sixth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Started Formula E, finished 10th in the championship
2015: Blancpain Endurance Series with Von Ryan Racing. Returned to Formula E
2016: FIA WEC with RGR Sport by Morand, finished 2nd in LMP2 Championship with seven podiums.
Team (Class):
Tequila PatrÓn ESM Nissan Onroak DPi
P Class
Birthdate:
November 10, 1989
Birthplace:
Palmerston North, NZ
Height/Weight:
6′0″, 147 pounds
Residence:
Monaco
Special Interests:
cycling, hiking, playing the guitar, bird watching
BRENDON HARTLEY

Brendon Hartley is a sports car world champion from New Zealand. Hartley joined Porsche Motorsport as a Porsche works driver in 2014, and a year later, Hartley and his teammates Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard were crowned FIA WEC Champions.

He started karting at the age of six after watching his father and older brother race. After solidifying himself as a karter, he advanced to Formula Ford, quickly earning his first wins. From there, the 16 year old moved to Europe and won the 2007 World Series by Renault. In 2012, he joined endurance racing, rapidly proving himself to be a serious sports car racing competitor.



FORMULA FORD:
2003 - Winner of the Winter Series (7 Wins)
2003 - Winner of the Dan Higgins Memorial Trophy (Youngest ever winner of the trophy)
2003 - Youngest ever winner of a Formula Ford race (Manfeild - 23rd November, also secured 2 pole positions in qualifying)
2003/2004 Won six races and finished second overall in the Talley's Formula Ford Championship

TOYOTA RACING SERIES:
2005 - Winner of the first ever Toyota Racing Series race
2006 - Winner of the Dan Higgins Memorial Trophy

FORMULA RENAULT 2.0:
2007 - Champion: World Series by Renault - Eurocup 2.0
2007 - Third: Formula Renault 2.0 Italian series

FORMULA 3:
2008 - Third: British Formula 3
2008 - Third in Macua Formula 3 Grand Prix (Lap record at the time)
2009 - Formula 3 Euroseries

WORLD SERIES by RENAULT 3.5:
2009 - Part season with Tech 1
2010 - Part season with Tech 1

GP2:
2010 - Four races for Coloni Motorsport including 1st GP2 points