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Philippe Gache (born 31 May 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.

Philippe Gache
NationalityFrench
Born31 May 1962 (1962-05-31) (age 56)
Avignon, France
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1987, 1989, 1994, 1996 - 2002
TeamsWM Secateva
Viper Team Oreca
Riley & Scott Europe
SMG Compétition
Best finish21st (1996)
Class wins0

Contents

Career HighlightsEdit

  • 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 recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1984 Formula Ford 1600 France ? 1 ? ? ? 0 NC
1985 Formula Ford 1600 France 11 3 ? ? ? ? 1st
1986 French Formula Three Championship DG Racng 9 0 0 0 0 33 7th
Formula Ford 1600 - Ford Race of Champions 1 0 ? ? 0 0 NC
EFDA Bridgestone EuroCup Formula Ford 1600 ? ? ? ? ? 12 11th
1987 French Formula Three Championship DG Racng 13 1 2 0 3 73 5th
Grand Prix de Monaco F3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
24 Hours of Le Mans – C1 WM Secateva 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1988 French Formula Three Championship Oreca 12 0 0 1 4 63 5th
Grand Prix de Monaco F3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
Macau Grand Prix DG Racng 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1989 International Formula 3000 Apomatox 3000 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Le Mans – C1 WM Secateva 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1990 International Formula 3000 Apomatox 3000 7 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Galaxy Racing 2 0 0 1 0
1991 International Formula 3000 Galaxy Racing 9 0 0 0 0 2 16th
Crypton Engineering 1 0 0 0 0
Porsche Carrera Cup France Sonauto 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1992 French Supertouring Championship 7 0 0 0 0 0 NC
PPG Indy Car World Series Dick Simon Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 60th
1993 French Supertouring Championship Graff Racing 10 0 0 2 3 101 6th
FIA Touring Car Challenge Fiat Auto France 2 0 0 0 1 33 3rd
1994 French Supertouring Championship Graff Racing 12 0 0 0 1 95 7th
FIA Touring Car World Cup 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Le Mans – GT1 Rent-a-Car Racing Team 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
1995 French Supertouring Championship Alfa Corse 7 0 0 1 3 30 9th
International Touring Car Series Alfa Corse 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 22nd
BPR Global GT Series Venturi 2 0 0 0 0 14 121st
1996 Renault Sport Spider Elf Trophy ? 0 0 0 1 24 15th
BPR Global GT Series Viper Team Oreca 4 0 0 0 0 27 55th
24 Hours of Le Mans – GT1 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
1997 FIA GT Championship Viper Team Oreca 10 4 8 ? 8 60 3rd
24 Hours of Le Mans – GT2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1998 International Sports Racing Series Solution F 4 0 0 0 1 35 10th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP1 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
1999 Sports Racing World Cup Riley & Scott Europe 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
French GT Championship BB Propulsion 3 1 1 ? 2 36 50th
2000 American Le Mans Series SMG Compétition 2 0 0 0 0 12 57th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP900 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
Porsche Carrera Cup France ? 0 ? ? ? ? 7th
2001 Porsche Carrera Cup France ? ? ? ? ? ? 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP900 SMG Compétition 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2002 24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP900 DAMS 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2003 Dakar Rally – Cars 1 0 N/A 0 N/A 43rd
2004 Dakar Rally – Cars SMG 1 0 N/A 0 N/A DNF
2005 Dakar Rally – Cars SMG 1 0 N/A 0 N/A 28th
2006 Dakar Rally – Cars SMG 1 0 N/A 0 N/A 12th
2007 Dakar Rally – Cars SMG 1 0 N/A 0 N/A 31st
2010 Dakar Rally – Cars SMG 1 0 N/A 0 N/A DNF
2011 Blancpain Endurance Series – GT3 Pro-Am Cup SMG 1 0 0 0 0 12 17th
International GT Open – GTS 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
French GT Championship 7 0 0 0 0 5 19th
2012 French GT Championship SMG 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Blancpain Endurance Series – GT3 Pro Cup 3 0 0 0 0 9 22nd
2015 Dakar Rally – Cars SMG 1 0 N/A 0 N/A DNF
2018 World Rally Championship Philippe Gache 1 0 N/A 0 0 NC
2019 Dakar Rally – Cars Geely 1 0 N/A 0 N/A DNF
Source:[4]

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1987   WM Secateva   Roger Dorchy
  Dominique Delestre
WM P87-Peugeot C1 13 DNF DNF
1989   WM Secateva   Pascal Pessiot
  Jean-Daniel Raulet
WM P489-Peugeot C1 110 DNF DNF
1994   Rent-a-Car Racing Team   François Migault
  Denis Morin
Dodge Viper RT/10 GT1 225 NC NC
1996   Viper Team Oreca   Éric Hélary
  Olivier Beretta
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT1 283 21st 12th
1997   Viper Team Oreca   Olivier Beretta
  Dominique Dupuy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 263 DNF DNF
1998   Solution F   Wayne Gardner
  Didier de Radiguès
Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford LMP1 155 DNF DNF
1999   Riley & Scott Europe   Gary Formato
  Olivier Thévenin
Riley & Scott Mk III/2-Ford LMP 25 DNF DNF
2000   SMG Compétition   Gary Formato
  Didier Cottaz
Courage C60-Judd LMP900 219 DNF DNF
2001   SMG Compétition   Jérôme Policand
  Anthony Beltoise
Courage C60-Judd LMP900 51 DNF DNF
2002   DAMS   Emmanuel Clérico
  Michel Neugarten
Lola B98/10-Judd LMP900 150 NC NC
Source:[5]

Complete International Formula 3000 resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1989 Apomatox 3000 Reynard 89D Cosworth SIL VAL PAU
Ret
JER
8
PER
DNQ
BRH
Ret
BIR
8
SPA
Ret
BUG
8
DIJ
Ret
NC 0
1990 Apomatox 3000 Reynard 90D Cosworth DON
9
SIL
DNQ
PAU
Ret
JER
14
MNZ
Ret
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
BRH BIR NC 0
Galaxy Racing Lola T89/50 Cosworth BUG
Ret
NOG
Ret
1991 Galaxy Racing Lola T91/50 Cosworth VAL
DNQ
PAU
12
JER
10
MUG
Ret
PER
9
HOC
Ret
16th 2
Lola T89/50 BRH
11
SPA
9
BUG
5
Crypton Engineering Reynard 91D Cosworth NOG
Ret

American open-wheel racingEdit

(key)

PPG Indy Car World SeriesEdit

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos. Pts
1992 Dick Simon Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet 265A V8t SRF PHX LBH INDY
28
DET POR MIL NHA TOR MCH CLE ROA VAN MDO NAZ LAG 60th 0
Indianapolis 500Edit
Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1992 Lola Chevrolet 16 28 Dick Simon Racing

Complete International Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Pts
1995 Alfa Corse 2 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti MUG
1
MUG
2
HEL
1
HEL
2
DON
1
DON
2
EST
1
EST
2
MAG
1

13
MAG
2

10
22nd 1

Complete FIA GT Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1997 Viper Team Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 HOC
1
SIL
3
HEL NÜR
17
SPA
2
A1R
2
SUZ
1
DON
1
MUG
Ret
SEB
1
LAG
3
3rd 60

Dakar Rally resultsEdit

Year Class Vehicle Position Stages won
2003 Cars   Mercedes 43rd 0
2004   SMG DNF 0
2005 28th 0
2006 12th 0
2007 31st 0
2008 Event cancelled – replaced by Central Europe Rally
2009 Did not enter
2010 Cars   SMG DNF 0
2011 Did not enter
2012
2013
2014
2015 Cars   SMG DNF 0
2016 Did not enter
2017
2018
2019 Cars   Geely DNF 0

WRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Pts
2018 Philippe Gache Abarth 124 Rally RGT MON SWE MEX FRA
30
ARG POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS NC 0

ReferencesEdit

  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.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Drivers – Philippe Gache". DriverDatabase. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "All Results of Philippe Gache". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved January 8, 2019.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Christophe Bouchut
Porsche Carrera Cup France Champion
2001
Succeeded by
Sébastian Dumez