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Born on this day (25th - April)

Arthur Chevrolet

1884 - 1946


Herb Ardinger

1910 - 1973


Jean Lucas

1917 - 2003


Sergio Sighinolfi

1925 - 1956


Hans Laine

1945 - 1970


Vicente Alberto Pernía

1949


Cor Euser

1957


Duncan Dayton

1959


Klaus Panchyrz

1963


1965


Felipe Massa

1981



Died on this day (25th - April)

Frank Lockhart

1903 - 1928


Fred Frame

1894 - 1962


1934 - 1965


1895 - 1972


Michele Alboreto

1956 - 2001


John Love

1924 - 2005


Archie Bryde

1919 - 2008



David Auger
David Auger
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AUSTRALIA

Born
2 / 3 / 1961
Raced in the British Sports Sedan Championship in the 1980s. Moved to Australia and won the Australian Super Touring Championship in 1997.

David Auger began racing in 1978 in England with his brother, Brian. Brian owned and raced a Lola T280. In 1980 David raced a Lola-based Sports Sedan taking 7 wins and 6 seconds to finish 2nd overall in the 20 Round British Sports Sedan Championship.

For 1982 he was involved in an extensive testing programme in a CanAm McLaren which resulted in a drive alongside Martin Brundle.

In the early 1990's, Auger moved to Australia and he was once again running around in various touring car championships in Australia. In 1997, he purchased an ex-Factory Alfa Romeo 155TS Super Touring Car, and entered the BOC Gasses Australian Super Touring Championship.

In his first year in the series he had a coming together with Rob Tweedie David at Phillip Island which destroyed the Alfa in a major roll. Tweedie was reprimanded and lost his points for that round. At the last round at Amaroo they met again with David coming off worse again. As the cars came passed under double yellow flags, David sprinted down the track and kicked Tweedies back door. In the following interview on television most od Augers comments had to be bleeped out.

In 2001 he won the Independent cup in the Championship in 2001.

At the Macau Touring Car race in 2002 he crashed his Gun Racing Alfa Romeo at 240km/h in the first race, which eliminated him from the remainder of the event.

In 2003 he raced in Thailand.

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