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Born on this day (25th - March)

Washington Roebling

1881 - 1912


Karl von Waldthausen

1907 - 1933


1911 - 1988


Breno Fornari

1925


Don Freeland

1925 - 2007


Fritz d'Orey

1938


Tom Weickardt

1947


Butch Lindley

1948 - 1990


Giniel de Villiers

1972


Danica Sue Patrick

1982



Died on this day (25th - March)

Billy Cotton

1899 - 1969


Juan Gaudino

1893 - 1975



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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