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Gérard de Courcelles

Gérard de Courcelles
Nationality 23x15px French
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 19231926
Teams Lorraine-Dietrich
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.

Preceded by
John Duff
Frank Clement
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1925 with:
André Rossignol
Succeeded by
André Rossignol
Robert Bloch

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