Monegasque real estate, member of the Automobile Club and the Yacht Club, the discreet businessman Gerard Brianti lost his life in a tragic accident on Wednesday behind the wheel of his Porsche 911 SC.
A beloved figure of sport and real estate, Brianti died on Wednesday, during the 4th stage of the historic rally of Morocco, near AïtIshaq in the province of Khénifra. Engaged in the Morocco Historic Rally as a driver of a Porsche 911 SC, the Monegasque was the victim of a road accident during a 14 kilometre route. This led to a fall of about twenty metres in a very deep river from which only his co-driver, Freddy Delorme, was able to extricate himself. Obviously very shocked, the latter was deemed out of danger on Wednesday night. After interrupting the competition, the organizers of the Moroccan rally hailed the memory of a “gentleman driver”. Vice-president of AS Monaco from 2004 to 2008, Gérard Brianti, 64, was a discreet man, real estate developer and passionate about motor sport. He had won the 2013 Monte-Carlo Historic Rally on an Alpine, A110S. On the part of their “immense sadness”, the Automobile Club of Monaco and its president Michel Boéri, reacted on Wednesday in a statement, mentioning Gérard Brianti as “one of its most prominent members, great supporter of the club and who counted there many friends.”
Naturalised by Prince Rainier III
Gérard Brianti was also part of the Steering Committee of the Monaco Yacht Club. The establishment set its flag at half-mast after the announcement of the death. Commissar General of the Moto-nautic Division, he had been appointed Commodore “for three years”, explained Bernard d’Alessandri. “Gérard Brianti loved the sea. The owner of a yacht, he was sailing the summer with his family across the Mediterranean. We often welcomed him here in a building for which he had invested a lot. He was one of those fearless people. He was an intelligent man, persevering, good-natured, jovial, and appreciated by all, who had been naturalised by Prince Rainier III. He loved adventure and was even a helicopter pilot.”
Urbanisation at sea
Gérard Brianti was a delegate of the Anse du Portier company, and as such, was the champion for the urbanisation at sea project, which began a few weeks ago at Larvotto.
“Everything he did, he did with passion,” remembered Michel Aubéry. The President of the association of AS Monaco “travelled the world” with Gérard Brianti during his years at AS Monaco. “He was a person whom I liked very much, with whom I shared some extraordinary moments,” continued Michel Aubéry. Among his intimate friends, Gérard Brianti was known as having been “a phenomenon, a child of the country that had made itself, and obstinate.”Gerard Brianti was the father of three children: Stéphane, who is in business in Congo; Alexia, prosecutor at the Palais de Justice in Monaco; and Alan, who works in a bank in London. To his wife Brigitte, his three children, his family and his relatives, Monaco presents its sincere condolences.
A great man and loved by his family, friends, and colleagues, it is with great sadness that we report on the untimely death of Gerard Brianti due to this tragic accident.