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#1 Hieronymus

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 14:06

Just a short note to friends of South African motorsport....it is with sadness that we wish to inform you that Peter de Klerk left us last night (10 july 2015). Peter was one of the leading lights during the golden era of South African motorsport and also competed in world championship F1 races and at the Le Mans 24H.



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#2 ensign14

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 14:38

One of the select band to race a car he built himself.  It took Ferrari to beat him at the 1963 Rand GP.  Qualified right next to Jim Clark.  RIP.


Edited by ensign14, 12 July 2015 - 14:39.


#3 JacnGille

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 14:38

sad



#4 Rob Miller

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 16:56

One of my heroes.

Rest in Peace.

#5 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 17:11

Thanks for the news, despite the great sadness it generates. RIP

#6 Felix

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 18:27

Probably the most assuming racer I ever had the pleasure of meeting, and what a racer he was!


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#7 quintin cloud

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 03:45

I saw him in Late January or Early February this year and he was not looking well at all.  :( When I met up with him he was chatting to David Piper at the Zwartkops Historic meeting.

 

Sad..



#8 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 12:33

Sad news



#9 barrykm

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 15:28

Oh no.... :cry:

 

My favourite ZA driver, a boyhood hero for me. And what a nice man too.

 

Condolences to friend and family.

 

R.I.P Peter.



#10 Gabrci

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 18:38

Probably the most assuming racer I ever had the pleasure of meeting, and what a racer he was!

 

What do you mean by assuming (sorry, English is not my first language)? 



#11 barrykm

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:17

What do you mean by assuming (sorry, English is not my first language)? 

 

I'm sure that Felix meant unassuming..?