On-board lap at Monte Carlo Rallye Historique with Michel Leclère
Despite having honed his skills on the racetrack, former F1 racer Michel Leclère has proved that he's a dab hand on road circuits as well, in a video recently shared by Goodwood Road & Racing.
The Frenchman, who competed in eight Formula One Grands Prix during 1975 and 1976, took to the wheel of his Renault 5 Alpine Groupe II during the recent Monte Carlo Rallye Historique, supported by co-driver François-Paul Forgeoux.
Expertly guiding the turbocharged, bright yellow vehicle through the winding French alpine roads, Leclère shows off his fearless skill, even catching up with and overtaking a number of competitors.
Currently in its 19th edition, the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique annually sees hundreds of cars which participated in the editions of Rallyes Automobiles Monte-Carlo between 1955 and 1980 meet once again to compete.
Leclère and Forgeoux were driving for Renault Classic, which has taken part in the famous event since 2011.
Also competing for Renault Classic were Jean Ragnotti and Michel Duvernay; Alain Serpaggi with Jean-Pierre Prevost, and Christian Chambord, co-driven by Patrick Fourestie.