Mike Salmon 1933-2016

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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.

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