Gérard de Courcelles
|24 Hours of Le Mans career|
|Best finish||1st (1925)|
|Class wins||2 (1923, 1925)|
Gérard de Courcelles was a French racing driver who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the French Lorraine-Dietrich automobile company, along with teammate André Rossignol. Previously, De Courcelles had driven cyclecars in Grands Prix, but was eventually hired by Lorraine-Dietrich to enter the inaugural 24 Hours. The two drivers ran together for the next two editions of the endurance event until they succeeded in 1925. The following year the two drove separate cars, with De Courcelles assigned to Marcel Mongin. Rossignol however, and new teammate Robert Bloch, went on to win the event once again, with De Courcelles and Mongin in second.
De Courcelles died on 3 July 1927 due to an accident during a Grand Prix event in France.
|Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
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