Bernard Darniche ( born March 8, 1942) is a former French rally and circuit racers.
Bernard Darniche, together with Didier Auriol record winner at the Tour de Corse, which he, like his compatriot won six times. 1970 - since the rally was not for the World Cup - he won on an Alpine A110. 1975, 1979 and 1981, he won with a Lancia Stratos HF and two more successes he achieved in 1977 and 1978 with a Fiat 131 Abarth. His first victory at a major rally he was able to celebrate in 1973, when he won his first world championship run with the triumph in the Morocco Rally.
In 1979, he entered his name in the list of winners at the Monte Carlo Rally when he won on a Lancia Stratos HF with his longtime co-driver Alan Mahé. The legendary special on the Col de Turini, which was traditionally run on the last night of the rally could decide Darniche ten times in his career for themselves.
Three times (1972, 1976, 1978 ), he won the French Rally Championship and 1976 and 1977 he was also European champion. The Appreciation of the Tour de France for automobiles, he secured in 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1980.
Also on the track, he was active. In 1972 he made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he worked with the fifth overall in 1979 reached its best finish in the endurance classic.
Le Mans results
- Racers (France)
- Rally driver (France)
- Drivers in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
- Born in 1942
- World Sports Car Championship racer