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Death of Juan Manuel López Mella and possible death of Marco Papa


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#1 jeze

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:13

I am planning on creating as many articles about 1990's road racers as possible on the Swedish Wikipedia, but when I was going to create the article about Juan Manuel López Mella, all I find was that he perished on May 10 1995, but nowhere on Google could I find at which track he died, and what happened. That no language has a Wikipedia article about him do not help matters either, and it puzzles me that 500 cc drivers of the 1990's aren't covered on English Wikipedia :confused: Could anyone help me out?

I also got mighily confues by Forix and Wikipedia clashing on whether fellow 500 cc racer Marco Papa is alive or not. Wikipedia has a note on him being a living person, while Forix tells me that he died on September 8 1999 at Vallelunga. Does anyone know if he is indeed dead, and what happened when he perished?

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#2 sramoa

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:26

I think:Papa died in 1999 an accident,now I don't more info.
http://repartocorsen...ion-in-500.html

Lopez Mella died in 8th(I think) May 1995 Jerez a Thunderbird Cup.
http://www.al-loro.c...ag_IMLMella.htm

#3 jeze

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 13:52

I think:Papa died in 1999 an accident,now I don't more info.
http://repartocorsen...ion-in-500.html

Lopez Mella died in 8th(I think) May 1995 Jerez a Thunderbird Cup.
http://www.al-loro.c...ag_IMLMella.htm


OK, thank you very much for that. That is just according to what Forix basically said :)

R.I.P. both of you :cry:

#4 subh

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 15:23

You might find that the guys on the Motorcycle Racing Nostalgia board would know a bit more - perhaps this thread should be moved.

#5 kartagines

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:23

OK, thank you very much for that. That is just according to what Forix basically said :)

R.I.P. both of you :cry:


was killed on Wednesday May 10, 1995 in a road accident, on his way to Calafat circuit:
http://translate.goo...y...=en&act=url