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Csaba Kesjár (9 February 1962, Budapest – 24 June 1988 at Norisring, Nuremberg) was a Hungarian racing driver.

Csaba Kesjár
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NationalityHungary Hungarian
Born(1962-02-09)9 February 1962
Budapest, Hungary
Died24 June 1988(1988-06-24) (aged 26)
Norisring, Nuremberg, Germany
German Formula Three Championship
Years active1987-1988
TeamsSchübel Rennsport Int.
Car number1
Starts14
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps1
Best finish14th in 1987
Previous series
1986
1982-1985
Austrian Formula Ford
Formula Eastern

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His father János Kesjár and his grandfather were also racing drivers. Csaba started karting in the mid-70s and he won several national championships. From 1982 to 1985 he participated in Formula Eastern. He was champion 4 times. In 1986 he drove in the Austrian Formula Ford winning in his rookie year. He was also Hungarian Hillclimb champion.

In 1987 he drove in the German F3, finishing 14th in the standings. He also won a non-championship race at Hockenheim and tested a Zakspeed Formula One car after the 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix. He died in 1988 at the Norisring, during a F3 race. His brakes failed and his car crashed into the tyre barrier at full speed, beheading him instantly.