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Born on this day (30th - March)

Manuel de Teffé

1905 - 1967


Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987


Peter Hirt

1910 - 1992


Robert O'Brien

1922 - 1997


1934


Eddie Jordan

1948


Mike Thackwell

1961


Stéphane Ortelli

1970


Fabrizio de Simone

1971


Chris Trickle

1972 - 1998



Died on this day (30th - March)

Lucien Bianchi

1934 - 1969


Yves Giraud-Cabantous

1904 - 1973


Bill Hamilton

1899 - 1978


Kenneth Douglas Evans

1912 - 1985


David Leslie

1953 - 2008


Richard Lloyd

1945 - 2008


Jackie Pretorius

1934 - 2009



Mark Colton
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Born
17 / 3 / 1961
Died
5 / 6 / 1995
He was killed in practice for a hillclimb at Craigantlet, Northern Ireland, and is widely considered one of the best drivers never to have won the British Hill Climb Championship. His best year was 1994, when he was runner-up to David Grace. Outside motorsport, Colton was involved with home computers, and was the author of both the View range on the BBC Micro and PipeDream for the Cambridge Z88. Mark Colton was killed during his opening practice run at Craigantlet Hillclimb, Northern Ireland, when the front wing of his Pilbeam MP72-Judd failed and folded back under the car. He lost control and crashed into a telegraph pole head-on. Colton was the third driver to be killed in a British Hillclimb Championship event, after Bill Sleeman, killed at Bouley Bay in 1955 and Mike Gray who died at Barbon Manor in 1964. Colton's accident was the first fatal crash in a Northern Ireland hillclimb since Neville Johnson's accident happened at Spelga Dam in the early 70s.
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