ACO on death of Frenchman François Migault

Automobile Club de l'Ouest press release

#71 Team Marcos Marcos Mantara LM600: Dominic Chappell, François Migault, Henri-Louis Maunoir
#71 Team Marcos Marcos Mantara LM600: Dominic Chappell, François Migault, Henri-Louis Maunoir

Photo by: Patrick Martinoli

François Migault died on Sunday at the age of 67, victim of cancer. A driver with a long career in many disciplines of motorsport, mounted the podium of the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times.

Born on 4th December, 1944 in Le Mans, Migault François began his long career by winning the Volant Schell (ancestor of the volant ACO) in 1968 on the Bugatti Circuit. In Formula 1 (Connew, BRM, Embassy-Hill) in Rally Raids (Mercedes), and in La Sarthe he distinguished himself in many disciplines, but it was in the 24 Hours of Le Mans where he had his finest hours: 3rd in 1974 with Matra-Simca, second in 1976 in a Mirage, third in 1981 in a Rondeau.

Ten years ago, in 2002, The man from La Sarthe started the Le Mans 24 hours for the 25th and final time at the wheel of a Dome. Always a fast driver, Francois Migault reached the dizzying speed of 416 km/h in 1987 driving a prototype WM-Peugeot, during a test conducted on a highway under construction.

The funeral of Francois Migault will be on Wednesday, 1st February at 14:30 in the church of Chemiré-le-Gaudin in La Sarthe.

To family and relatives, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest presents its sincere condolences.

#41 WM Secateva WM P85 Peugeot: Jean-Daniel Raulet, Michel Pignard, François Migault
#41 WM Secateva WM P85 Peugeot: Jean-Daniel Raulet, Michel Pignard, François Migault

Photo by: Patrick Martinoli

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Francois Migault , Dominic Chappell , Jean-Daniel Raulet , Michel Pignard , Henri-Louis Maunoir , Patrick Martin
Article type Obituary
Tags france, lemans