Gaston Duval

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Gaston Charles Duval (born July 23, 1896 in Neuilly-sur-Seine , † December 15, 1970 in Nanterre ) was a French racing driver .

Racing career

Gaston Duval was active in sports car racing in the 1930s . In addition to his four appearances in the 24 Hours of Le Mans , he also competed in the 24 Hours of Paris and the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps . At Le Mans, where he made his debut in 1925 , the best result in the final classification was 12th place, together with Henri Armand in the factory -SARA BDE. The 15th final place in 1928 meant fourth place in the Rudge Whitworth Biennale Cup.

The best place outside of Le Mans was fifth overall at the 1927 Paris 24-hour race at the Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry . Frank Clement and George Duller won the race in a Bentley 4½ liter .


Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate placement Failure reason
1925 FranceFrance SARA SARA BDE Spain 1875Spain Jules de Segovia failure malfunction
1926 FranceFrance SARA SARA BDE FranceFrance Henri Armand Rank 12
1927 FranceFrance Société des Applications à Refroidissements par Air SARA ATS FranceFrance Henri Armand failure Power transmission
1928 FranceFrance Société des Applications à Refroidissements par Air SARA SP7 FranceFrance Gaston Mottet Rank 15


  • RM Clarke: Le Mans - the Bentley & Alfa Years 1923–1939 . Brocklands Books 1999, ISBN 1-85520-4657 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. 24-hour race of Paris 1927