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Born on this day (27th - April)

Rudolf Schoeller

1902 - 1978


Count Carlo Felice Trossi

1908 - 1949


1913 - 1975


Russ Klar

1914 - 2005


Bob Bondurant

1933


Don Horvath

1935 - 1965


Helmut Marko

1943


Yves Courage

1948


Ari Vatanen

1952



Died on this day (27th - April)

1907 - 1949


Herbert Ernest Meyer

1892 - 1962


Gioacchino Colombo

1903 - 1987


Judy Ganley

1939 - 2007


Harry Firth

1918 - 2014



Jacques Bernusset
FRANCE

Born
18 / 2 / 1943
Died
1 / 5 / 1966
Jacques Bernusset was French citizen though he spent most of his life in Belgium and had a Belgian racing licence and it is possible that he acquired Belgian citizenship. He began racing when he was 19years old in an old Lola MK5 F.Junior which he bought for a bargain price. In 1964 he had a Cooper T72 F.3 for Team Swaelens with which he won the Belgian F.3 Championship that year and 1965 he retained his title in a new Cooper T76. He had his best results in international F.3 winning F3 races like the ADAC Eifelpokal Rennen at Nurburgring in 1964, ahead of Manfred Mohr (Brabham BT9) and Walter Habegger (Brabham BT9), and the Littoral G.P. at Porto Roz in Yugoslavia. Jacques Bernusset had retired with gearbox problems during first heat af the F3 race at Magny-Cours, but he decided to start the second heat, in spite of this. During first laps he passed a few cars in his Cooper, but while approaching the fastest bend on the circuit, he went off the road, overturned and crashed into a tree. He died at the scene, the rescuers discovered Bernusset stuck in the tubes of the chassis.