Vale Ralf Waldmann

Rennie Scaysbrook | March 11, 2018

Vale Ralf Waldmann

Ralf Waldmann has died at the age of 51. The cause of his death has not yet been released.

Waldmann was one of the heroes of 250GP racing in the 1990s, an era that was stacked with talent.

Vale Ralf Waldmann

The German won 20 Grands Prix during a career that saw him compete in 125cc, 250cc, and 500cc competition, but he is best remembered as being one of the main protagonists of 1990s 250GP racing, where he twice finished runner-up to Max Biaggi.

Waldmann’s victory in the 2000 British 250cc Grand Prix has gone down as one of the best wet weather performances in Grand Prix history, where he came back from 21st place to snatch the most unlikely of victories from Olivier Jacque on the final corner.

Waldmann leads Max Biaggi, Thoru Ukawa, Olivier Jacque and Loris Capirossi at Imola during the legendary 1997 250GP season.

Waldmann’s last appearance as a Grand Prix rider came also at Donington Park, where he filled in as an injury replacement at Kiefer Racing at the age of 43.

Waldmann had been working as an expert commentator for Eurosport up to the time of his death.

Cycle News sends its deepest condolences to Waldmann’s family and many fans across the globe.'

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