André Lagache

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André Lagache
Nationality France French
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 19231925
Teams Chenard et Walcker
Best finish 1st (1923)
Class wins 1 (1923)

André Lagache (21 January 1885 – 2 October 1938) was a French racing driver who, along with René Léonard, won the very first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923. Lagache was an engineer at automobile manufacturer Chenard et Walcker, and was chosen to drive their "Sport" model in the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans. The duo drove a distance of 2,209 km (1,373 mi) over 24 hours and beat another Chenard-Walcker by a four lap margin. Lagache continued to run Le Mans for Chenard et Walcker for the next two years, but was unable to finish the event again. Lagache and Léonard however went on to win the Spa 24 Hours in 1925, the second running of that endurance event.

He was one of the founders of and supplier of the A in FAR.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1923 with:
René Léonard
Succeeded by
John Duff
Frank Clement