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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



Jacques Edouard Ledure
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BELGIUM

Born
26 / 3 / 1893
Died
16 / 5 / 1948
Jacques Ledure raced between the World Wars winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1924. He died in a crash at the Grand Prix des Frontières at Chimay while serving as Clerk of the Course.

Jacques Ledure was born in Saint-Gilles-lez-Bruxelles, Belgium. He was a pilot in the Belgian Air Force in WWI and carried on flying after the war.

He also raced and in 1924, driving solo he won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Bignan. He raced the Bignan at Spa in the 24 Hour race that year driving with Boris Ivanowski but they failed to finish.

The following year he drove a Chenard & Walcker at Le Mans with André Pisart, going out after just 6 laps, but had better luck at Spa, finishing 16th overall and 5th in class.

He was back at Spa again in 1926 driving a  with Lionel de Marmier, once again failing to finish.

He seems to have stopped racing at the end of the year though a Jerome Ledure appears at Spa in 1927. For the next five years Jerome posted some very good results at Spa including second in 1927, third (2nd in class) in 1928, 4th in class in 1930 and a class 3rd in 1931.

Jacques died in a crash while serving as a Clerk of the Course at Chimay for the Grand Prix des Frontières, a non-championship sportscar race in 1948.

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