Born on this day, Richard H

Monday 25th April 1927

Born on this day, Richard H. Dale, former South African Grand Prix motorcycle road racer born in South Africa. He competed in the inaugural 1949 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. Dale was a victor in the 1951 North West 200. His best seasons were 1955 and 1956 when he finished in second place in the 350cc world championship, both times behind his Moto Guzzi team-mate Bill Lomas. Dale also competed in the 500cc class aboard Moto Guzzi’s famous V8 Grand Prix bike. He was killed in a crash during the 1961 Eiffelrennen race at Nürburgring, Germany.

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