Competition has been at the heart of ORECA since its inception. Hugues de Chaunac’s passion for sporting challenges has consistently compelled the company to push its limits and take on challenges on all possible playing fields, with one singular goal: to win. Winning is what drives the men and women at ORECA to give their all.

From touring cars to GT, from single-seaters to prototypes, from circuit to rally-raid, ORECA has cultivated multidisciplinary experience through development team expertise at the highest level of excellence.

To develop all the core competencies of a team (development on the track, set-up, racing strategy, team operation, etc.), the ORECA Team is a major player in competition itself and on behalf of constructors with whom it serves as a global partner in their official programs.

On the cusp of half a century of involvement in motorsports, ORECA enhances its know-how daily through new projects and new collaborations. ORECA enjoys tremendous business momentum combined with a long-term presence in the motorsports industry.

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Our advice for applying

Prepare your CV, write your cover letter, send your application or even pass your recruitment interview… Applying is not easy. How to stand out from other candidates? Our practical advice to put the odds in your favor.


Your CV is your professional identity card. This is the recruiter's first contact with you. Even if each CV must be different to stand out, it must nevertheless respect certain rules:

  • Put a title adapted to the offer to which you are responding
  • Indicate under the title 3 qualities that distinguish you
  • Present your contact details, your academic training, your experiences from the most recent to the oldest, your language levels and your areas of interest, they bring out your personality.
  • Organize your CV so that it fits on one page.
  • Pay attention to spelling and syntax: proofread and be proofread.
  • Optionally, use a sober and professional photo.



Take the time to write a personalized letter for Oreca and for the offer that interests you. Your letter should be short and personalized.

You have to express what you will bring to Oreca, what motivates you to join us.

Ask yourself why Oreca would choose you and make a list of your strengths. Show your understanding of Oreca's values ​​and our challenges

Make the link between your professional goals, your current skills and the proposed assignments. What are the reasons why the position interests you? What skills are expected for this position?

In conclusion, ask for an interview and end with a polite phrase.

Again, proofread and have your cover letter proofread to avoid spelling and syntax errors, which could penalize your application.


A successful interview is an interview that you have prepared. You need to know your background and know how to talk about it in a concise and organized way. Take the time to reflect on your experiences: did this experience interest you? Why ? What were your main achievements? How to illustrate your skills with examples? What are the qualities that allow you to be successful? Always take the positive away from your experiences, no matter how difficult. Be concrete, factual, structured and consistent. No trick questions at ORECA, a dialogue quite simply to get to know each other better.

You must also know a minimum of ORECA. Go to our website www.oreca.com

On the day of the job interview:

  • Be on time, if necessary locate the place beforehand. In case of delay, remember to warn your interlocutor.
  • Come with your CV, a sheet and a pen to take notes.
  • Choose a neutral and neat outfit.
  • Be enthusiastic.

Do not hesitate to ask the recruiter questions, this will demonstrate your interest in the position and validate your good understanding of the position and its challenges.

Last minute tips:

  • Be careful with your email address, don't be too fancy.
  • Be vigilant with your online reputation: control what you post and what others post about you on the Internet.
  • Do not apply multiple times for the same job.




From single-seater to endurance, including Rally-raid, GT or Rally, ORECA has shone on all terrains. A revealer of talents, the team led by Hugues de Chaunac has worked with the greatest and over forty years has forged an exceptional track record.

The first chapters of History are written in Magny-Cours…

Hugues de Chaunac created ORECA (Organization Exploitation Competition Automobile) at the end of 1972 and set up shop near the Magny-Cours circuit. After its first victories, in 1973 in the French F3 Championship, the team obtained its first prestigious title just three years after its debut: Jacques Laffite was crowned European Formula 2 Champion. It was the start of a formidable epic. sporting for the company, which would reveal a large number of talented young drivers in the following years, including René Arnoux, Didier Pironi or the one who would later become a quadruple Formula 1 World Champion, Alain Prost.

Very quickly, in parallel with these countless successes in single-seater, ORECA saw the need to diversify and in 1977, it made its first appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an Alpine. A real passion for this legendary event was born that year, to the point of making it a major axis of industrial development for the Group since the 2000s.

New base, new challenges!

In 1987, Hugues de Chaunac and ORECA moved to Signes, in the Var, near the Circuit Paul Ricard. Experiences in different disciplines are multiplying. After the touring races, the company shines successfully on all terrains (Rally, Rallycross, Rally Raids) by operating programs on behalf of major manufacturers.

While the growth of the ORECA Group continued, in particular with the distribution of accessories and competition equipment, the beginning of the 90s was marked by a major victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1991) with Mazda, the leading manufacturer. Japanese to win in the Sarthe! With BMW, the following years will allow us to accumulate new victories in Supertourism but also on a slippery ground, that of ice racing!

The Le Mans challenge

After this chapter with the German manufacturer, a new one opens with… Chrysler this time, in endurance. Scheduled to win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the legendary Viper GTS-R will allow the French team to fly over GT endurance until the early 2000s, securing several consecutive titles at Le Mans and in the World Championship between 1997 and 2000 and even an overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona last year!

Following this historic page in its history, ORECA decided to equip itself with its engine department by buying SNBE in 2004, not without having granted itself in the meantime a remarkable comeback on the world rally scene with Renault, translated by several crowns. Other important stages in the development of the group will follow. If the Var team aligns cars from major manufacturers with brilliance by garnering victories and titles with Audi, Saleen or Peugeot 908 (including a resounding victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2011) but also Seat in Tourism, it ends after the acquisition of Courage in 2007 by embarking on the construction of its own Le Mans prototypes, which it will align at the end of the 2000s and which it will market at the beginning of the following decade.

But for a group of ORECA's stature, there is no question of abandoning what has always been its strength: diversification. A major player in the construction of endurance prototypes, ORECA continues to provide its sporting expertise on various fronts. Operational support for Toyota since its return to endurance racing in 2012, the team has also returned to rallying in recent years by operating the Junior WRC program on behalf of the Japanese manufacturer. With the same leitmotif that has animated it since its beginnings: to win!



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83870 Signes

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