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The F1 and Indy 'nearly man' that found contentment in Japan

Having had the door to F1 slammed in his face and come within three laps of winning the Indianapolis 500, the collapse of a Peugeot LMP1 shot meant Japan was Bertrand Baguette's last chance of a career. But it's one which he has grasped with both hands

Almost any professional racing driver over the age of 30 or so would probably say that they have at least a couple of regrets in their career. But if there's anyone that would be justified in having them, it would be Honda SUPER GT racer Bertrand Baguette.

It's been seven years since he started racing in Japan, so European and American fans who are unfamiliar with SUPER GT would be forgiven for wondering what on earth happened to Baguette after a four-year stretch around a decade ago that saw him win the Formula Renault 3.5 title, the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LMP2 class and - very nearly - the Indianapolis 500.

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