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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



Didier de Radiguès
Didier de Radiguès
BELGIUM

Born
27 / 3 / 1958
Didier moved to auto racing from a successful 10 year World Championship motorcycle career including five Grand Prix wins. He drove for the BMW factory team in the inaugural International Sports Racing Series in 1998. Winning the 1998 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps along with the Belgian ProCar Class 1 Championship. Didier capped a great season with an overall victory in a factory BMW at the Visa Sports Car Championship at Laguna Seca, the final race of the Sports Car Series. In 1999 he was on the podium at the world-famous 24 Hours of Daytona when he finished second driving for the Olive Garden racing team. Didier had one podium finish in the 2000 ALMS season, bringing the Team Rafanelli V-10 home third at Charlotte. Driving the Reynard O1Q in the LMP-675 class of the 2001 ALMS he drove to victory six times. This included one ELMS win at Jarama, Spain and subsequent ALMS victories at Sears Point, Portland, Mosport, Mid-Ohio and Laguna Seca. Didiers third place finish at the Petit Le Mans, despite lengthy technical problems was a key to the Dick Barbour Racing team's claim to both the ALMS and ELMS class championships. To reward his overall outstanding driving performance, Didier was awarded the 2001 ALMS/LMP-675 class Drivers Championship.