The 2016 de Boulle Magazine


at 1990 pounds, the PC car reached top speeds of around 190 mph. The race consisted of 24 hours of straight racing waged on the legendary Daytona International Speedway. It’s the first major auto race of the year, and it brings out some of sport’s biggest names. The team completed 698 laps and 25 pits around the 3.56 mile circuit. Each driv- er spent about six hours crammed into the car whizzing around the track. Boulle was also the leader during the exciting race. Nick led the car in to the pits around 6AM Sunday morning with a healthy 4 lap lead only to discover after a small nap that a small electrical switch had broken. The team moved back into second place in North America’s most historic, prestigious and grueling endurance races.

2016 was a very exciting year for everyone involved with de Boulle Motorsports. The team took part in two profes- sional endurance races through the year. The first being the 54th Annual ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona and the Weather Tech SportsCar Championship race at Circuit of the Americas. For now though, a quick look back at 2016. Late in 2015, Nick Boulle, the 26-year-old son of Denis and Karen Boulle — of de Boulle, was the first retail jew- eler which carries Rolex to compete in the demanding 24-hour sports car race. His debut at resulted in a sec- ond-place finish in the Prototype Challenge (PC) Class. The race requires four-driver teams. Rounding out the team was returning PR1 driver Tom Kimber-Smith, Robert Alon and Jose Gutierrez. The team raced in the Le Mans Prototype Challenge car. The car featured an open-cockpit and technology such as a carbon fiber chas- sis, carbon brakes and sequential gearbox. Weighing in

Boulle, had stepped away from mo- torsports for more than 6 years, but he never skipped a beat. With his dad’s love for cars, Nick was drawn to mo- torsports and began racing go-karts at age 12. By the time he was 20 years old


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