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Herve Regout

4th November 1954 (Age 66)
Liege, Wallonia
Most recent race (in database):

Hervé Regout was a journeyman driver for over 30 years. He certainly tried his hand at most disciplines of the sport – British Formula 1, saloons, Indy Lights, sports cars, 500cc motorcycles and he even tested a Busch Series stock car.

That journey began in 1973 with Formula Ford and he graduated through British Formula 3 before failing to qualify a private March 742-BMW for the European Formula 2 race at Hockenheim in 1976.

He briefly tried 500cc bikes before racing in the 1979 Aurora AFX British F1 Championship with RAM Racing’s Harksound-sponsored Chevron B42-Hart. Running in the F2 class, he was seventh overall on his debut at Mallory Park but did not threaten the pacesetters.

Le Mans 24 Hours

It was at Le Mans that Regout found longevity. He drove Charles Pozzi’s 10th-placed Ferrari 512BB on his debut in 1980 and he was fifth with the car a year later. It was 1987 that delivered his finest result. He shared a Primagaz Cougar C20-Porsche with team owner Yves Courage and young hotshot Pierre-Henri Raphanel and they finished in a distant but highly satisfying third position overall.

The Belgian made a surprising single-seater return in a 1992 Indy Lights race and raced at Le Mans for the eighth and final time two years later but his WR-Peugeot caught fire during the night. He continued to race for pleasure into the 2000s.