Ralf Wald­mann

1966-2018

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It is with huge re­spect and sad­ness that we say farewell to for­mer GP ace Ralf Wald­mann, who died in March aged 51 of a sus­pected heart at­tack. The Ger­man’s GP ca­reer – 125, 250s and 500s – spanned 17 years and 20 wins. His, and ar­guably one of rac­ing’s, most mem­o­rable vic­to­ries came at Don­ing­ton Park in 2000. Hav­ing opted to start the race aboard a wet tyre-shod Aprilia, he spent much of the 27 laps strug­gling with a dry track. But when it started to rain he charged through the field from 21st to take the win on the line from Olivier Jac­ques. A rac­ing great. RIP Ralf.

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