Jean-Pascal Dauce has been bringing his expertise and passion for motorsport to bear in the Renault Group for nearly 15 years now. On 1 July he returns to the post of Renault Sport Technologies’ director of motorsport, one he held between 2009 and 2012.
The holder of a degree in mathematics and an MA in numerical analysis from the ENSM (National School of Mechanical Engineering) in Nantes, Dauce has spent virtually all his career at the Renault Group.
The man behind the Renault F1 Team’s engineering partnerships up until 2004, he joined Renault Sport Technologies as the Megane Renault Sport project leader. First named director of motorsport in 2009, he held the position through to the end of the 2012 season.
Having played his part in reviving the fortunes of the Alpine car company as its director of engineering and projects, Dauce is now preparing to return to Renault Sport Technologies.
“I am thrilled to be back in the world of motorsport, which I’ve been keeping a close eye on,” he said. “There’s an awful lot going on at Renault Sport Technologies right now, with the arrival of the Clio R3T in rally and the development of the Renault Sport Trophy. This new product will mark the start of a new era for the World Series by Renault. Our aim is to make meetings even more attractive to the public and to underscore the effectiveness of our driver development programme.”
“We are delighted to have Jean-Pascal Dauce back in our team,” said Renault Sport Technologies CEO Patrice Ratti. “He has such a good knowledge of the field and so much enthusiasm that it will not take him long to start driving our medium- and long-term projects forward. Aside from the basics that make Renault Sport’s products and championships a success, we must try to support the globalisation of motorsport, while adapting the positioning of our range of technical and competition products and services.”