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Welcome to the home of Julien Draper, professional race driver and fund raiser. Keep up to date with Julien's progress through out the season. If you have any queries please get in touch using the contact page. Thank you for taking the time to look through the site.

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Race Report Round 6 Blancpain Endurance Series Navarra 13th to 14th October

Draper signs off maiden Blancpain season with points finish

#60 VON RYAN RACING, JULIEN DRAPER
FINISH POSITION: 19th overall, 9th in Pro-Am class
START POSITION: 25th

The sixth and final round of the 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series saw Julien Draper finish in the points with a hard fought ninth place in the Pro Am class of the three-hour event at the Navarra circuit in Spain.
 

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Race Report Round 5 Blancpain Endurance Series Nurburgring 22nd to 23rd September

Draper shows pace on Nurburgring debut despite illness.

After a lengthy two month break since the last round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, action got underway in Germany for round five of the championship where Julien Draper and the Von Ryan Racing team continued their chase for a class podium and win.
 

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Race Report Round 4 Blancpain Endurance Series Spa 24 Hours 27th to 29th July

Free Practice


Free practice was the first time Julien would drive at the famed Spa Francorchamps circuit in a GT3 car, and it took the young driver a few laps to get a feel of the circuit. With only five laps running in the car under his belt, Julien had figured out Eau Rouge, Blanchimont and Pouhon, three of the fastest and most tricky sections of the track. read more

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Race Report Round 3 Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard 29th June - 1st July

Free Practice


A warm Paul Ricard welcomed the Von Ryan team on Saturday and preparations for the third round of the championship began in earnest. As normal Julien and his brother Matt took part in the sixty-minute bronze driver session and a top-ten combined finish in practice was a good marker for the McLaren, given it was the first time on the circuit for Julien. With twenty-two laps under their belts, Julien and Matt finished as the top Pro-AM McLaren. read more

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Race Report Round 2 Blancpain Endurance Series Silverstone 2 – 3 June

Under a threatening sky at Silverstone, the Von Ryan prepared McLaren MP4-12C of Julien, Matt and Stephen, finished on top of the time sheets ahead of the #50 AF Corse Ferrari 458 of Jack Gerber and Raeffele Giammaria with a lap time of 2:01.286.

The trio completed almost 30 laps in the sixty-minute session that teams use to begin the set-up process for the weekend ahead. The position was a superb early result that showed the fruits of their extensive testing and development programme since the last race, several weeks ago in Monza, Italy. read more

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Race Report Round 1 Blancpain Endurance Series Monza 13-15 April

After only a couple of shakedown test days, the three Palawan Racing drivers, Julien Draper, Matt Draper and Stephen Jelley, headed off to Monza for the first round of the Blancpain Endurance GT Series. Run by Von Ryan Racing, the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 car, resplendent in its new two-tone blue colour scheme, would take to the track for race one of the six-race championship at the famous Monza circuit, the home of the Italian F1 GP. read more

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Next Race:

Navarra 13th and 14th October.

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