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Born on this day (24th - May)

John Bolster

1910 - 1984


Hannu Olavi Mikkola

1942


1952


Guido Pardini

1953 - 2007


Lamberto Leoni

1953


Philip Verellen

1962 - 2002


Ivan Capelli

1963


Ricky Craven

1966



Died on this day (24th - May)

Claude Loraine Barrow

1873 - 1903


Albert Guyot

1881 - 1947


Herbert Müller

1940 - 1981


Dries van der Lof

1919 - 1990


Hitoshi Ogawa

1956 - 1992


Alfonso Garcia de Vinuesa

1958 - 1997



Neil Shanahan
Neil Shanahan
UNITED KINGDOM

Born
28 / 6 / 1979
Died
31 / 5 / 1999
One of Ireland's most promising young drivers, he won the 1998 'Ford of Ireland' Formula Ford Zetec title and with it the 'RIAC Dunlop Driver of the Year'. In 1999, racing in the British Formula Ford Championship at Oulton Park, he crashed, succumbing to his injuries.

Neil Shanahan was born in Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland.

He was one of Ireland's most promising young drivers. He won six races on his way to clinching the 1998 'Ford of Ireland' Formula Ford Zetec title and had been signed to drive for the for the works Van Diemen Team in 1999.

He was awarded Ireland's top motor sport award,  the 1998 'RIAC Dunlop Driver of the Year' joining an elite few by taking the prestigious prize for a second consecutive year.

In 1999 he was competing in the British Formula Ford Championship in a Van Diemen RF99/Solus. In May he crashed at Oulton Park on the approach to Clay Hill, just after the Knickerbrook right-hander and succumbed to his injuries.