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.