Philippe Bugalski

Nationality France FrenchBorn June 12, 1963Died August 10, 2012 (aged 49)World Rally Championship recordActive years 1984–2004Teams Citroen, RenaultRallies 40Rally wins 2Podiums 4Stage wins n/aTotal points 37First rally 1984 Monte-CarloFirst win 1999 Rallye CatalunyaLast win 1999 Tour de CorseLast rally 2003 Rallye CatalunyaPhilippe Bugalski (June 12, 1963 – August 10, 2012) was a French rally driver.By the mid 90s he was a regular top-choice tarmac specialist for Citroën along with team mate Jesús Puras. However, as the Citroën Total World Rally Team became a big name for Group A employing such drivers as Sébastien Loeb he was frequently entered as Citroen's 3rd driver for tarmac rallies. His top performances have been on home soil on the Tour de Corse, but he has also shown great potential in the Rallye San Remo, Monte-Carlo Rally, and Rallye Catalunya. Since his breakthrough to the Group A category, he has struggled to secure a firm place in Citroen's World Rally Championship team; he has always been a solid reserve driver. By 2003, he had stopped rallying professionally.Bugalski died on August 10, 2012, aged 49, reportedly from injuries sustained when he fell out of a tree.