historicracing

Born on this day (23rd - April)

1851 - 1898


Wilhelm Werner

1874 - 1947


Bob Burman

1884 - 1916


1932


Dick Atkins

1936 - 1966


Larry Rice

1946 - 2009


Mike Smith

1955 - 2014


Mike Ciochetti

1959


Pierluigi Martini

1961


Chris Kneifel

1961


Paul Belmondo

1963


Parnelli Jones Jr

1969


Thiago Marques

1980



Died on this day (23rd - April)

1892 - 1948


1912 - 1950


Dempsey Wilson

1927 - 1971


Alfred Ethelbert Moss

1896 - 1972



Walter Röhrl
Walter Röhrl
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GERMANY

Born
7 / 3 / 1947
German rally and racing driver, with famous victories for Audi and Porsche. He also drove for Fiat, Lancia, Opel, Ford and BMW. Röhrl was a World Rally Championship favourite during the 1970s and 1980s. His Fiat 131 Abarth carried him to the 1980 title, but it was arguably his equivalent success in 1982 that impressed most of all, with Röhrl fending off audacious four-wheel drive opposition to take the title, by virtue of consistency, in his increasingly outmoded Opel Ascona 400. He is the senior test driver for Porsche road cars, notably setting quick laptimes for them testing round the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife.
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