The organizing team of the Rallye International du Valais is sadly mourning the loss of Michel Busset, who passed away last Sunday. Dedicated to everything related to the automobile in general and to rallying in particular, which he quickly preferred to Formula 1, he has transmitted his passion in his articles for over 40 years. He started his journalist career at 16 at "La Gazette de Lausanne", and then moved to "24 Heures". From 1985 to 1997, he was the head of sports at the daily newspaper "Le Matin" before standing back while assiduously following his favourite discipline. Among other things, he was actively participating in the making of the traditional special issue published by "Le Matin" before each edition of the Rallye International du Valais.
As a distinguished specialist of the Swiss Rally Championship, he has dedicated 32 books to it, under the aegis of Eric Chappuis from 1981 to 1994 and as a family business from 1995 to 2012. In 2011, he published a work that recounts the first 50 editions of the Rallye International du Valais, the Swiss motor sport flagship event, in which he personally entered in 1974 while it was still the "Rallye du Vin". Also a member of the jury for the Car of the Year award, he will be remembered as a man of practical experience, always willing to share his passion, and a demanding professional whose emotions were showing through his writings about the events he was witnessing.
The organizing team of the Rallye International du Valais shares the grief of his family and friends with deepest sympathy and condolence.