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#901 speedman13

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 21:22

No not Lorraine

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#902 fan27

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:48

Was it a very rapid Italian kart driver, whose name escapes me... I think that she beat all of the top names in karting during the late 70's...

#903 coupekarter

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 14:43

John Winfield has it right.

#904 Michael Ferner

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 15:18

She got rid of her novice plates just 15 months previously yet, at a world championship event, kicked the backside of de Angelis & Bellof, and I reckon would have beaten Prost, Villeneuve & Senna as well...


So... why didn't she?

#905 Cirrus

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 15:58

She died in a tragic accident whilst testing at the 1975 World Championships at the age of 16. Her kart left the circuit, she hit a parked car and died from injuries caused by the seat stays.

She can be seen briefly at about 2:20 into this video. I assume that Bob Mills did not know she died just a few months after the clip was filmed.


Edited by Cirrus, 10 June 2013 - 15:59.


#906 Paolo

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 16:06

Since we are making a list, I guess Tamara Vidali should be here too.


#907 Tim Murray

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 16:19

This thread was originally about early women racers, but as usual for women racer threads has degenerated into a list of every female racer that can be thought of......so I'll add another! I've looked through all of this thread, but wouldn't have backed any so far mentioned to beat the likes of, Elio de Angelis and Stefan Bellof, but this woman did......... She got rid of her novice plates just 15 months previously yet, at a world championship event, kicked the backside of de Angelis & Bellof, and I reckon would have beaten Prost, Villeneuve & Senna as well...........nah, work it out for yourselves!

I bet not many can name her.

Would that be Lorraine Peck? I have read that she was very talented.

No not Lorraine

Like John I assumed the mystery karter was Lorraine Peck, and was very confused when told it wasn't her. Spent half an hour googling like mad trying to work out which other woman might have competed against de Angelis and Bellof, but no luck, and then ...

John Winfield has it right.

So please, put me out of my misery and tell me who Speedman is referring to??? :confused: :confused:

#908 MCS

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 16:49

Like John I assumed the mystery karter was Lorraine Peck, and was very confused when told it wasn't her. Spent half an hour googling like mad trying to work out which other woman might have competed against de Angelis and Bellof, but no luck, and then ...

So please, put me out of my misery and tell me who Speedman is referring to??? :confused: :confused:


I was thinking of Carolynn Grant-Sale - can't speak for Speedman.

#909 Tim Murray

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 17:22

I thought Carolynn came a bit later (6th in the 1984 World Championship) but am happy to be proved wrong.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 18:07

Like John I assumed the mystery karter was Lorraine Peck, and was very confused when told it wasn't her. Spent half an hour googling like mad trying to work out which other woman might have competed against de Angelis and Bellof, but no luck, and then ...

So please, put me out of my misery and tell me who Speedman is referring to??? :confused: :confused:


Could it be Suzy (or Susy) Raganelli?


#911 Michael Ferner

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 19:40

She died in a tragic accident whilst testing at the 1975 World Championships at the age of 16. Her kart left the circuit, she hit a parked car and died from injuries caused by the seat stays.

She can be seen briefly at about 2:20 into this video. I assume that Bob Mills did not know she died just a few months after the clip was filmed.


Sorry... didn't know that! :cry:

#912 speedman13

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 21:40

It was Suzy Raganelli.
She is married to ex racing driver Giancarlo Naddeo.

Edited by speedman13, 10 June 2013 - 21:44.


#913 Tim Murray

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 21:58

Raganelli won the World Championship in 1966, beating the likes of Ronnie Peterson and Keke Rosberg, and I thought she then moved into car racing. Was she really still competiing some ten years later when de Angelis and Bellof had their karting careers?

#914 E.B.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 22:17

Tim, you will just have to face it, that half hour is lost forever :cry:


#915 Tim Murray

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 22:21

:rotfl:

(and I really thought there must be another talented female karter I hadn't heard of)

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 00:18

I watched this driver score another impressive second place at the Malaysian Super Series, recently. She now leads the series. This latest round was a one-hour endurance race, which she led in her Radical until swapping over to her father at the compulsory pitstop. Dubbed, the fastest lady driver in Asia, her name is Natasha Nur Ida Adam Seatter. http://www.sepangcir...-forces-dad-cha

Edited by Team Result, 11 June 2013 - 00:20.


#917 Michael Ferner

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 14:54

She'll have to shorten that a bit in order to have a career...

#918 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 15:07

I think she already has:

http://en.wikipedia....Natasha_Seatter

#919 coupekarter

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 20:49

Raganelli won the World Championship in 1966, beating the likes of Ronnie Peterson and Keke Rosberg, and I thought she then moved into car racing. Was she really still competiing some ten years later when de Angelis and Bellof had their karting careers?

I recall reading in, I think, a Karting Magazine article, that due to some "political" manouvering, Raganelli had special factory prepared motors that were significantly quicker than everybody else's; the implication being that she did not win the world title by being the best driver!

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#920 fan27

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 14:02

Suzy Raganelli was the one I was thinking of!

#921 LotusElise

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 18:05

I remember reading about a British female junior kartist called Claire Bogan. She won the British Cadet championship in 1987 against Dan Wheldon, among others. As far as I know, she never made the transition to cars. Does anyone know her?

I rooted this thread out because I have another interesting mystery I'm trying to solve. There was a rally co-driver, "Miss S Hindmarsh", in the 1950s, who sat alongside Nancy Mitchell and Joan Johns, among others, sometimes as part of a three-woman team. She appears to have been linked to BMC. Does anyone have a first name for her, and is she related to Johnny Hindmarsh and Violette Cordery? The date might be just about feasible for a daughter of theirs.

#922 Tim Murray

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 18:15

John and Violet Hindmarsh had a daughter, Sue, who is the widow of the late Roy Salvadori. It seems very likely that this would be her.

#923 Pete Stowe

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 18:50

Marcus Chambers lists Miss Susan Hindmarsh as a BMC driver in the time he was Comps Manager, i.e. 1955-61 (source “Seven Year Twitch”).

#924 LotusElise

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 14:24

It's her then. Thankyou!

I looked up "Sue Hindmarsh" and got loads of Roy Salvadori obituaries, but nothing about her own competition career, which is sadly typical.

#925 Pete Stowe

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 16:00

The only appearance I’ve noticed was on the 1956 Monte in an MG Magnette with Nancy Mitchell and Doreen Reece. Started from Stockholm, finished 59th overall, 3rd in the ladies class.