Philippe Gache

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Philippe Gache (born May 31, 1962, Avignon, France) is a French racecar driver. He has raced in a number of disciplines, but for the last 20 years (as of 2006) has specialized in off-road racing. In 1992 he competed in the Indianapolis 500,[1] but crashed his car.[2] He has driven in the Dakar Rally in 2003–2006[3] and 7 times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2006 he took his best finish on the Dakar, 12th place overall. In the 2010 edition of the Dakar Rally, he drove an SMG Buggy.

Career Highlights[edit]

  • 1985 – French Formula Ford 1600 Champion
  • 1993 – Third FIA Touring Car Challenge
  • 1997 – Third FIA GT2 Championship
  • 2000 – Second French Carrera Cup Championship
  • 2001 – French Carrera Cup Champion

Racing record[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1987 France WM Secateva France Roger Dorchy
France Dominique Delestre
WM P87 C1 13 DNF DNF
1989 France WM Secateva France Roger Dorchy
France Michel Maisonneuve
WM P89 C1 - DNS DNS
1994 France Rent-A-Car Racing Team
Belgium Luigi Racing
France François Migault
France Denis Morin
Dodge Viper RT/10 GT1 225 NC NC
1996 France Viper Team Oreca France Eric Hélary
France Olivier Beretta
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT1 283 21st 12th
1997 France Viper Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
France Dominique Dupuy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 263 DNF DNF
1998 France Solution F Australia Wayne Gardner
Belgium Didier de Radiguès
Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford LMP1 155 DNF DNF
1999 France Riley & Scott Europe
France Solution F
South Africa Gary Formato
France Olivier Thévenin
Riley & Scott Mk III/2-Ford LMP 25 DNF DNF
2000 France SMG Compétition South Africa Gary Formato
France Didier Cottaz
Courage C60-Judd LMP900 219 DNF DNF
2001 France SMG Compétition France Jérôme Policand
France Anthony Beltoise
Courage C60-Judd LMP900 51 DNF DNF
2002 France DAMS
United Kingdom Bob Berridge Racing
France Emmanuel Clérico
Belgium Michel Neugarten
Lola B98/10-Judd LMP900 150 NC NC

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1989 Apomatox SIL VAL PAU
Ret
JER
8
PER
DNQ
BRH
Ret
BIR
DNQ
SPA
Ret
BUG
8
DIJ
Ret
NC 0
1990 Apomatox DON
9
SIL
DNQ
PAU
Ret
JER
14
MNZ
Ret
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
BRH BIR NC 0
Galaxy Racing BUG
Ret
NOG
Ret
1991 Galaxy Racing VAL
DNQ
PAU
12
JER
10
MUG
Ret
PER
9
HOC
Ret
BRH
11
SPA
9
BUG
5
16th 2
Crypton Engineering NOG
Ret

PPG IndyCar Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
1992 Rhone-Poulenc Rorer SRF PHX LBH INDY
28
DET POR MIL NHA TOR MCH CLE ROA VAN MDO NAZ LAG 60th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Mike (1992-05-15). "St. James picks up access to backup car". Ocala Star-Banner. 
  2. ^ Siano, Joseph (2007-05-26). "AUTO RACING; Debate Continues On Indy Accidents". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Ronn Bailey Motorsports Tackles Dakar 2006 with Multi-National Car and Motorcycle Team". Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Christophe Bouchut
Porsche Carrera Cup France Champion
2001
Succeeded by
Sébastian Dumez