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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



Wim Eyckmans
Wim Eyckmans
BELGIUM

Born
23 / 3 / 1973
Like most serious drivers, Wim began his career in karting. It soon appeared that he has the necessary talent and strong character which is proved true by good results. After some karting seasons, he moved to formula racing. From 1991 until 1993, Wim competed in the Benelux, Nations Cup and Euro cup Opel GM Lotus Championships. From 1994 until 1995, Wim took part in the International F3000 Championship. In 1997, he came to the USA to do an IRL test on an oval track with Thomas Knapp. He was very impressed of the American way of racing, that Wim decided to stay in the USA. In 1998, he participated in the Indy Lights Championship, to do some experience on oval tracks to prepare himself for his participation in the 500 Miles of Indianapolis in 1999 with team Cheever. In 2003 Wim moved for the first time to prototype racing. He participated with the Courage LMP 675 in the 1000 km of Le Mans; with this car he won the LMP 675 category and finished 4th in general. This means that the Courage LMP 675 and Wim are qualified for the 24 hours of Le Mans 2004. 2004 Wim participated with the Paul Belmondo racing in the 1000 km of Spa, he finished 8th in general and 2nd in their category.