Guy Fréquelin

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Guy Fréquelin's Opel Manta 400 at Race Retro 2008

Guy Fréquelin (born April 2, 1945 in Langres ) is a former French rally and circuit racing driver and long-standing rally team boss.


Guy Fréquelin began his career as a rally driver in 1967 with a Renault 8 Gordini . His first major success was overall victory in the French rally championship in 1977 in an Alpine A310 . In 1983 and 1985, each with an Opel Manta 400 , he was able to repeat the championship victory. 1979 Guy Fréquelin won on a martini - Formula 2 French Mountain Championship race car. 1983 he won the Tour de France for automobiles and in 1988 he took on a Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2 of Group B also the title of a French rallycross -Meisters.

Fréquelin also competed in the World Rally Championship for many years . In 1981 he narrowly missed the driver's title. He drove a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus with co-driver Jean Todt and only lost the championship to Ari Vatanen at the last rally, the RAC .

He was also a well-known circuit driver and competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours several times . He achieved his best placement in 1978. On an Ecurie Calberson Alpine A442 , he came fourth in the overall standings. A year later, he and Roger Dorchy finished fourth on a prototype by Peugeot designer Gérard Welter .

After the end of his active career, he was team principal with the Citroën Total World Rally Team and led Sébastien Loeb to four consecutive world titles until his retirement in 2007 .


Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate Teammate Teammate placement Failure reason
1977 FranceFrance Haran et de Chaunac team Alpine A442 FranceFrance Didier Pironi FranceFrance René Arnoux failure drive shaft
1978 FranceFrance Equipe Renault Elf Sport Calberson Alpine A442A FranceFrance Jean Ragnotti FranceFrance José Dolhem FranceFrance Jean-Pierre Jabouille Rank 4
1980 FranceFrance WM Esso WM P79 FranceFrance Roger Dorchy Rank 4
1981 FranceFrance WM AEREM WM P79 FranceFrance Roger Dorchy FranceFrance Xavier Mathiot failure Engine failure
1982 FranceFrance WM Esso WM P82 FranceFrance Roger Dorchy FranceFrance Alain Couderc failure accident


  • Christian Moity, Jean-Marc Teissedre: 24 hours of mans . 1923-1992. 2 volumes. Édition d'Art JB Barthelemy, Besançon 1992, ISBN 2-909-413-06-3 .

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