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Michel Leclere

Michel Leclere. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Michel Leclere. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Michel Leclere, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 24th June 2016. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2016.

Michel Leclere, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 24th June 2016. Copyright Richard Jenkins, 2016.

Born:

18 Mar 1946
Mantes la Jolie, nr. Paris

Nationality:

France

Grands Prix:

7 (1975-1976)

F2 starts:

43 (1973-1979)

Now works as an instructor at a driving school and ran a garage in Paris until recently. Michel was the 1971 French Formula Renault series winner and then the 1972 French Formula 3 champion. Michel then raced for many years in Formula 2, finishing runner-up in the 1975 season, with three wins. Leclere retired at the end of the 1979 Formula 2 season after failing to secure a return to Grand Prix racing. Leclere started racing in 1968 in the Renault 8 Gordini Cup and although he retired from competitive driving many years ago, he has appeared at many historic events or exhibitions, especially those with a Renault theme.

Biography last updated 11 Jan 2016