Tony Gillet

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Tony Gillet (born 4 September 1945 in Marche, Belgium) [1] is a Belgian former racing driver and founder of the Gillet sports car company.

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Racing career

Gillet started racing in 1968 in provincial rallies, at the wheel of a Renault 4. In 1979 and 1980 he won the Belgian hill-climb championship [2] driving a Formula 2 Renault previously driven by Jean-Pierre Jabouille. In the 1980s he built prototype cars for competitions including the Paris-Dakar rally. [3]

Gillet automobiles

Tony Gillet founded Automobiles Gillet in 1991. It released its first car in 1994.

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References

  1. Oostvogels, Bart. "Zagato Maserati Mostro met Belgische roots". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). TMG Landelijke Media B.V. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. "L'histoire de la Course de côte en Belgique". Championnat de Belgique des courses de côte (in French). Royal Automobile Club Belgium. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. Fauxbert, Jean. "Tony Gillet - Le magicien des circuits". WAW magazine (in French). Basse-Meuse. Retrieved 15 June 2015.