Jury Chairman

Henri Pescarolo

Never had a man thus embodied endurance values and he therefore was the obvious jury chairman of the contest. Driver first and then genius team manager, there is no need to present this legend from Sarthe who took part in 45 contests, 33 times as a pilot. In 2011, Henri Pescarolo is back with Pescarolo Team with the infallible support of Sarthe, his adoptive country, for the fans pleasure. Legend goes on, passion remains intact and the name Pescarolo will surely trigger loads of hourrays in the stands in 2012.


Véronique Rivron

Véronique Rivron, vice-president of the Council of Sarthe, in charge of the attractiveness of the Department (Culture, Sport, Tourism, Higher Education) and president of Sarthe Développement, is one of the most fervent ambassadors of the Sarthe's influence. As such, it is the first to defend the "24 Hours of Le Mans" brand, a powerful locomotive for the development of the territory. Imagined by its predecessor Louis-Jean de Nicolaÿ, this contest, is the link between the Department, its flagship event to the planetary reputation and the faithful public of photographers.

Jean Claude Virfeu

National Vice-President of U.J.S.F, Jean-Claude Virfeu was the former sports section director at Ouest-France Le Mans. He perfectly well knows the contest and motor racing.

Romain Bernard

AUTOhebdo editor in chief. AUTOhebdo immediately believed in this contest launched by Council of Sarthe. He is a photography lover as well as a motorsports passionate.

Dominique Donné

Born in Le Mans in 1964, this enthusiast of automobile and 24 Heures du Mans is present on the Circuit since 1968 continuously. Industrial designer, he creates the Archimède agency in 1994. This one will handle the visual communication of big names of the auto racing event and the motorcyclist. SERT (Suzuki Endurance Racing Team), Pescarolo Sport, Courage Competition, the Championship WEC, Toyota Motorsport, Porsche Museum, BRM  are his customers. Dominique Donné, with his agency is also the creator of 7 posters of 24 hours from 2001 till 2007, and realizes the illustrations of cars for the official program since 2007.

Bastien Brière

As a Sarthois, Bastien Brière is sponsored by his country. This experienced pilot went through the steps of all the pilots. When he was 20, he took part for the first time in Le Mans 24 Hours in LMP2 and won the Jean Rondeau prize.
In 2012, 9 years after, he engaged with team So24 and was sponsored by the Council of Sarthe. He ranked 10th in Le Mans and 5th at Spa-Francorchamp. He was an obvious member of the jury and he will undoubtedly find the most representative clichés.

Vincent Capillaire

Born in Le Mans, Vincent Capillaire ran in numerous disciplines, single-seater, GT or protos. After several races in Formula Le Mans and in NASCAR Euro Series, he is a vice-champion 2013 of the Challenge Endurance - Proto in VdeV accumulating 6 podia and 6 pole positions. In 2014, he wins the title of champion under the colors of So24. Always with so24, he joins the same year the Sébastien LOEB Racing. He ends his first 24 Heures du Mans in the 8th place (4th of the category LMP2), and 4th of the championship ELMS. In 2015, he competes for the championship under the colors of Alpine.

Denis Boussard

Professionnal photographer. He can work for mode magazines (Elle, Vogue) and for advertising campaigns (Comptoirs des cotonniers, Galeries Lafayette, Guess). Passionate about 24 Hours since he is young, he also works with car magazines such as Automobile Magazines, Automobile Classiques, l'Equipe Mag. He published a book about the 24 Hours race in 2010.


Gildas Corouge

Photographer of the Council of Sarthe during Le Mans 24 Hours, he is one of the most discerning eyes of the race.
The hours he spent on the edge of the pit to get the magic moment for a picture make him the most able to judge the pictures.

Frédéric Barillé

Frédéric Barillé made his debut in Maine Libre, before joining the Republican East, then West-France in 1997. He has practiced as a sports journalist in Ouest-France.
Deputy editor-in-chief of Brest (2001-2005), chief editor of Quimperlé (2005-2009), then chief editor of Saint-Brieuc (2009-2014), and finally as departmental director in the Côtes-d Armor (2014-2015), he became editor of Maine Libre in 2016.

Jean-René Roger

Digital projet manager at  A.C.O. He usually attracts attention by publishing high-profile photos on the site very consulted by the A.C.O.