Disparition - Christian Debias

His first stroke of glory was to win the 1975 French Formula Renault Championship. But without means, he turned to hill climbing, a discipline which allowed the best to finance themselves.

An applied student, he won the title in 1977 in front of Max Mamers and Michel Pignard and joined the gotha ​​of the discipline in the great era of the Mieusset, Maublanc, Tarrès, Sourd, Boccard, Courage. , which he will style in 1994 and 1995.

Faithful to Tico Martini’s productions, he has driven everything from the MK28 to the MK74. In 2002, Christian abandoned the single-seater for a Porsche 993 GT3 with which he won many GT victories before hanging up in 2008 after four decades of competition and 850 starts!

Double winner at Mont-Dore in 1995 and 1996, he took the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, finishing 2nd in 2 liters in 1980 on a Lola T298. With a strong character and famous for his jokes and hoaxes, Christian passed away on April 4 at the age of 75, suffering from a heart attack while on a 4×4 outing with friends. in southern Tunisia. To his wife Joëlle and his daughter Julie, the editorial staff of AUTOhebdo sends their deepest condolences.


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