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#1 WonderWoman61

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Posted 20 September 2022 - 16:12

First ones that spring to mind are Jack Doohan and Jaime Alguersuari.

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#2 LittleChris

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Posted 20 September 2022 - 16:29

Valentino Rossi from Graziano😁

#3 GregThomas

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Posted 21 September 2022 - 18:32

Stuart Graham and Les Graham



#4 LittleChris

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 06:43

Stuart Graham and Les Graham


Similar to Vale & Graziano I'd have thought 😁

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 20:00

Henry Surtees.



#6 WonderWoman61

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Posted 05 October 2022 - 21:50

Just remembered Johnny Cecotto Jr since his dad Johnny Sr started off on two wheels.

#7 WonderWoman61

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Posted 22 February 2023 - 14:29

If we bring Motocross into the equation then we should include Bradley Gravett as his father Robb started out in Motocross in which he was British Champion at 15.

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Posted 22 February 2023 - 15:50

Valentino Rossi from Graziano


I get it now, didn't realise Graziano was Valentino's father until now, just done the research.

#9 WonderWoman61

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Posted 22 February 2023 - 16:03

Leon Haslam from Ron Haslam since Leon tried his luck in British Rallycross in 2009.

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Posted 22 February 2023 - 22:54

Frank Bird from ex-Motocross GP rider Paul Bird.

#11 WonderWoman61

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Posted 23 February 2023 - 09:55

Kazuki Hoshino from Kazuyoshi Hoshino

#12 Michael Ferner

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Posted 23 February 2023 - 14:36

Edgar from Sprouts Elder

 

Kazuki Hoshino from Kazuyoshi Hoshino

 

So, riders from drivers, too?



#13 WonderWoman61

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Posted 23 February 2023 - 14:50

Edgar from Sprouts Elder



So, riders from drivers, too?

https://en.m.wikiped...zuyoshi_Hoshino

https://en.m.wikiped..._(racing_driver)

In short, Kazuyoshi went from Motocross to car racing, Kazuki has always been a car racer.

Edited by WonderWoman61, 23 February 2023 - 22:01.


#14 Michael Ferner

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Posted 25 February 2023 - 10:37

Yes, I know.

 

Don Droud junior from Don Droud senior.



#15 WonderWoman61

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Posted 02 March 2023 - 00:30

Edgar from Sprouts Elder
 

 
So, riders from drivers, too?


Acceptable.

In the meantime.

Anthony Beltoise from the late Jean-Pierre Beltoise.

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Posted 07 March 2023 - 11:23

Mikey Doble who's just been confirmed as entering this year's British Touring Car Championship (https://www.google.c...g/10440759/amp/) and his father Mike Doble Jr from Mick Doble.
https://www.doble.co.uk/racing-history

Edited by WonderWoman61, 07 March 2023 - 11:24.


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Posted 07 March 2023 - 13:02

A few more to add to the list:-

Mike Hawthorn's father raced motor cycles in the 1930s.

Jack Lewis raced a privateer Cooper in Formula 1 in the early 1960s. His father had raced motorcycles a decade or so before.

Formula One driver Cliff Alison's father raced on grass tracks between the two world wars.



#18 WonderWoman61

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Posted 07 March 2023 - 13:30

A few more to add to the list:-
Mike Hawthorn's father raced motor cycles in the 1930s.
Jack Lewis raced a privateer Cooper in Formula 1 in the early 1960s. His father had raced motorcycles a decade or so before.
Formula One driver Cliff Alison's father raced on grass tracks between the two world wars.

Leslie Hawthorn, the other two, for now a mystery.

#19 Steve123

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Posted 08 March 2023 - 10:48

Formula 1 world champion John Surtees was the son of sidecar racer Jack Surtees. (John did quite a lot of bike racing as well !).

 

Ian Foster, son of 1950 world champion Bob Foster,

competed in Formula Ford in its earlier days.



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#20 WonderWoman61

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Posted 08 March 2023 - 12:37

Formula 1 world champion John Surtees was the son of sidecar racer Jack Surtees. (John did quite a lot of bike racing as well !).
 
Ian Foster, son of 1950 world champion Bob Foster,
competed in Formula Ford in its earlier days.


Good grief.

#21 WonderWoman61

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Posted 08 March 2023 - 22:53

Just remembered Josh Hill since his father Damon Hill started out in motorbike racing.

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Posted 10 March 2023 - 13:21

A few more:-

Formula 1 driver Mike Thackwell is the son of speedway rider Ray Thackwell.

 

Stuart Graham was a very successful saloon car racer. he was the son of 1949 500 World Champion Les Graham

 

Peter Coombs, veteran 750 Motor Club racer, is the son of Frank Coombs, who competed in the 1932 Manx Grand Prix.

 

Speedway World Champion Ronnie Moore competed in cars in 1957/8. His father was a speedway and Wall of Death rider.



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Posted 11 March 2023 - 10:32

A few more:-
Formula 1 driver Mike Thackwell is the son of speedway rider Ray Thackwell.
 
Stuart Graham was a very successful saloon car racer. he was the son of 1949 500 World Champion Les Graham
 
Peter Coombs, veteran 750 Motor Club racer, is the son of Frank Coombs, who competed in the 1932 Manx Grand Prix.
 
Speedway World Champion Ronnie Moore competed in cars in 1957/8. His father was a speedway and Wall of Death rider.


We've already had Stuart Graham mentioned but well done.

#24 WonderWoman61

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Posted 11 March 2023 - 22:55

Henry Neal and Will Neal from three time British Touring Car Champion and ex-Motocross rider Matt Neal.

#25 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 12 March 2023 - 07:04

My father Dud Nicolle who rode endurance trials after the war with success to me Lee Nicolle who has done some form of motorsport or another [in cars] since I was 13.

My brother did a bit on bikes as well as race prep and my sister had a few drives on speedway.



#26 WonderWoman61

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Posted 12 March 2023 - 09:53

My father Dud Nicolle who rode endurance trials after the war with success to me Lee Nicolle who has done some form of motorsport or another [in cars] since I was 13.
My brother did a bit on bikes as well as race prep and my sister had a few drives on speedway.


Just right for the following thread then.
https://forums.autos...were-relatives/

#27 Steve123

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Posted 14 March 2023 - 21:38

A couple more:-

Mike Hailwood's father (Stan) raced bikes during the 1920s. Mike Hailwood raced cars successfully in the 1960s, after his main bike racing career.

 

The Reverend Rupert Jones was a saloon car racer in the 1960s. His father raced in the Manx Grand Prix during the 1930s.



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Posted 16 March 2023 - 06:39

 

 

Speedway World Champion Ronnie Moore competed in cars in 1957/8. His father was a speedway and Wall of Death rider.

 

Ronnie's father Les was killed racing a car, the RA Vanguard special. They both raced cars Ronnie had brought back from the UK.



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Posted 17 March 2023 - 10:15

Two More:-

 

Tony Vandervell, the patron of the Vanwall team, raced Motorcycles before World War 2. His son Colin was a successful car racer around the 1970s.

 

Charles Mortimer was a noted motorcycle racer at Brooklands. His sons Robin and Charles both raced motorcycles with great success post-war. Robin Mortimer also raced on four wheels, and his son Alex became/is a talented car racer.



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Posted 28 March 2023 - 08:35

Barry Sheene dabbled with touring cars in the 1980s and his father Frank was a competitive rider until his retirement in 1956.

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 23:28

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Hailie Deegan from American professional freestyle motocross rider Brian Deegan.

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Posted 04 April 2023 - 14:18

Niclas Gronholm from double World Rally Champion and teen Motocross rider Marcus Gronholm.

(My 1000th Post!)

Edited by WonderWoman61, 04 April 2023 - 14:18.


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Posted 04 April 2023 - 15:43

anon jnr related to anon snr



#34 WonderWoman61

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Posted 05 April 2023 - 10:39

anon jnr related to anon snr


Explain?

#35 WonderWoman61

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Posted 05 April 2023 - 14:39

Niclas Gronholm from double World Rally Champion and teen Motocross rider Marcus Gronholm.
(My 1000th Post!)


In this respect, this temporarily would have made Marcus Gronholm the opposite, depending on the career background of his late father Ulf Gronholm.

#36 WonderWoman61

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Posted 23 April 2023 - 14:10

Did Giancarlo Morbidelli actually race at all? I know he founded the Morbidelli motorcycle company and he was the father of Gianni Morbidelli.

#37 WonderWoman61

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Posted 27 July 2023 - 12:23

Should have called this thread "Drivers related to riders" really.

#38 Michael Ferner

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Posted 27 July 2023 - 13:01

Should have called this thread "Drivers related to riders" really.

 

So we can include Franco and Enrico Uncini



#39 WonderWoman61

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Posted 27 July 2023 - 13:38

So we can include Franco and Enrico Uncini


...and the Camathias family (Florian, his brother Romeo and nephew Joel)

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Posted 10 March 2024 - 11:26

Just remembered Josh Hill since his father Damon Hill started out in motorbike racing.


Damon Hill would have also counted if Graham Hill had followed up on his initial interest in motorbikes, which lasted until 1954.