Bernard Santal

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17 Feb 1960



F3000 starts:

1 (1986)

Bernard retired from his full-time racing career in 1995, but after many years away, returned in 2011 to race in the V de V endurance series and still makes a rare appearance for the odd endurance event. Now works as a manager in a Geneva garage. Santal, who has dual nationality - French as well as Swiss - was particularly adept in sportscars, taking class wins at Le Mans in 1993 and 1995, but Bernard also was a race winner in French Formula 3 at a time when the opposition was strong. Also raced in touring cars after his brief spell in Formula 3000. Santal, who a cheesemaker originally by profession, was very capable in single-seaters, winning in Formula 3 and holding his own against the likes of Emanuele Pirro and Philippe Alliot.

Biography last updated 5 Jan 2017