Mike Salmon 1933-2016
Former Le Mans racer Mike Salmon has died aged 82.
He started the 24-hour race 13 times during his career, achieving a best result of fifth in 1963, sharing a Ferrari 330LMB with Jack Sears.
The first of Salmon’s Le Mans races was in 1962 with his own Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato. He also raced a Ford GT40, Aston Martin V8 and a Ferrari 512BB in the French enduro.
Salmon’s career as an amateur driver spanned six decades and included a British Touring Car Championship race victory in 1965 in a Ford Mustang at Snetterton. He was still competing into his 70s.
Salmon was also a sales director at Maranello Concessionaires before setting up a dealership in Jersey focusing on Ferraris and Alfa Romeos.