1945 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1945 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

List of years in motorsport
In sports
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
1 January Jacky Ickx Belgian Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1969, 1975-1977, 1981-1982). World Endurance champion (1982-1983). [1]
2 April Guy Fréquelin French Rally driver 1981 Rally Argentina winner. [2]
13 Raffaele Pinto Italian Rally driver 1974 Rally Portugal winner. [3]
19 June "Flash Gordon" Mineo American Drag racer [4]
26 July Antonio Fassina Italian Rally driver 1979 Rallye Sanremo winner. [5]
12 September Russell "Jungle Jim" Liberman Drag racer [6]
16 September Pentti Airikkala Finnish Rally driver 1989 Lombard RAC Rally winner. [7]
16 Kyösti Hämäläinen Finnish Rally driver 1977 Rally Finland winner. [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jacky Ickx". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Guy Fréquelin". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Raffaele Pinto". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ Dallasnews.com (retrieved 3 October 2018)
  5. ^ "Antonio Fassina". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ Street Muscle Mag bio
  7. ^ "Pentti Airikkala". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Kyösti Hämäläinen". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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