Philippe Bugalski

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Philippe Bugalski
Personal information
NationalityFrance French
Born(1963-06-12)12 June 1963
Died10 August 2012(2012-08-10) (aged 49)
World Rally Championship record
Active years1984–2004
Co-driverFrance Jean-Paul Chiaroni
France Thierry Renaud
France Denis Giraudet
France Jean-Marc Andrié
TeamsCitroën, Renault
Rallies36
Rally wins2
Podiums4
Stage wins27
Total points56
First rally1984 Monte Carlo Rally
First win1999 Rallye Catalunya
Last win1999 Tour de Corse
Last rally2003 Rallye Catalunya

Philippe Bugalski (12 June 1963 – 10 August 2012) was a French rally driver.[1]

Bugalski became a works Renault driver in the French Rally Championship in 1994. In 1998, he joined the works Citroën team, with whom he won the French national title three years in a row, from 1998 to 2000.[2]

By the mid 1990s he had become a regular choice as tarmac specialist for Citroën, along with team mate Jesús Puras. However, as the Citroën Total World Rally Team entered the World Rally Championship full-time, employing such drivers as Sébastien Loeb, he was frequently entered as Citroën's 3rd driver for tarmac rallies. His top performances have been on home soil on the Tour de Corse, but he has also shown potential in the Rallye Sanremo, Monte Carlo Rally, and Rallye Catalunya.

After his breakthrough, he has struggled to secure a firm place in Citroen's WRC team but has always been a solid reserve driver and only really used as a tarmac specialist. By 2003, he had stopped rallying professionally.

Bugalski died on 10 August 2012, aged 49, from injuries sustained when he fell out of a tree at his home in Seine-et-Marne.[3][4]

WRC victories[edit]

 #  Event Season Co-driver Car
1 Spain 35º Rallye Catalunya-Costa Brava 1999 Jean-Paul Chiaroni Citroën Xsara Kit Car
2 France 43ème Tour de Corse – Rallye de France 1999 Jean-Paul Chiaroni Citroën Xsara Kit Car

Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 WDC Pts
1984 Philippe Bugalski Volkswagen Golf GTi MON
Ret
SWE POR KEN FRA GRE NZL ARG FIN ITA CIV GBR NC 0
1988 Renault Chartres Renault 21 Turbo MON SWE POR KEN FRA
Ret
GRE USA NZL ARG FIN CIV ITA GBR NC 0
1989 Philippe Bugalski Renault 21 Turbo SWE MON
Ret
POR KEN FRA GRE NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV GBR NC 0
1991 Société Diac Renault Clio 16S MON SWE POR KEN FRA
8
GRE NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV ESP GBR 50th 3
1992 Jolly Club Lancia Delta HF Integrale MON
5
SWE POR KEN 13th 22
Martini Racing FRA
3
GRE NZL ARG FIN
9
AUS ITA CIV ESP GBR
1994 Société Diac Renault Clio Williams MON POR KEN FRA
Ret
GRE ARG NZL FIN ITA GBR NC 0
1995 Société Diac Renault Clio Maxi MON
Ret
SWE POR FRA
9
NZL AUS ESP GBR 27th 2
1997 Société Diac Renault Mégane Maxi MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA
6
ARG GRE NZL FIN IDN ITA AUS GBR 33rd 1
1998 Automobiles Citroën Citroën Xsara Kit Car MON SWE KEN POR ESP
5
FRA
Ret
ARG GRE NZL FIN ITA
Ret
AUS GBR 18th 2
1999 Automobiles Citroën Citroën Saxo Kit Car MON
Ret
SWE KEN POR 7th 20
Citroën Xsara Kit Car ESP
1
FRA
1
ARG GRE NZL FIN CHN ITA
Ret
AUS GBR
2000 Automobiles Citroën Citroën Saxo Kit Car MON SWE KEN POR ESP ARG GRE
16
NZL FIN CYP FRA
16
ITA
Ret
AUS GBR NC 0
2001 Automobiles Citroën Citroën Saxo Kit Car MON
14
SWE POR
Ret
22nd 1
Citroën Xsara WRC ESP
8
ARG CYP GRE
6
KEN FIN NZL ITA
Ret
FRA
Ret
AUS
2002 Automobiles Citroën Citroën Xsara WRC MON
Ret
SWE ESP
3
CYP ARG GRE KEN FIN GER
Ret
11th 7
Piedrafita Sport FRA
4
ITA
Ret
NZL AUS GBR
2003 Citroën Total WRT Citroën Xsara WRC MON SWE TUR NZL ARG GRE CYP GER
Ret
FIN AUS ITA
8
FRA
9
ESP
10
GBR 21st 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hope-Frost, Henry; Davenport, John; Sainz, Carlos (2004-07-23). The Complete Book of the World Rally Championship. MotorBooks International. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-7603-1954-3. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
  2. ^ van der Zee, Tjeerd. "Philippe Bugalski". RallyBase. Rallybase.nl. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  3. ^ Biewer, Chris (2012-08-10). "RIP Philippe Bugalski". rallye-info.com. RallyeInfo. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  4. ^ "Philippe Bugalski est décédé ce vendredi". rallye-sport.fr (in French). Rallye-Sport. 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2012-08-10.