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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



Shingo Tachi
Shingo Tachi
JAPAN

Born
1 / 9 / 1977
Died
11 / 3 / 1999
Son of Nobuhide Tachi, founder and head of TOM's, Shingo was killed testing a Toyota Supra GT in 1999.

Shingo Tachi, the son of Nobuhide Tachi, founder and head of TOM's, the motorsport side of Toyota, raced in British Formula Vauxhall with Rowan Racing in 1994 and 1995 before switching to British Formula 3 in 1996 with a Dallara-Toyota. He had a good season finishing 2nd in Class B. He returned to race in the Japanese F3 series in 1997 and 1998 finishing 3rd. He also won the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship GT300 Class in 1998.

He was killed the following year when testing a Toyota Supra GT at the TI Circuit, Okayama, Japan. There was a technical failure and Shingo failed to slow down for the first corner, crashing into the tyre wall at unabaited speed. He suffered massive chest injuries from the steering wheel and died an hour later.