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Roy Lane

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Roy Lane c 1935 - 14 October 2009 was a British racing driver He is best known for his great success in hillclimbing, having won the British Hillclimb Championship on four occasions 1975, 1976, 1992, and 1996 in a career spanning more than three decades Lane won 90 individual rounds of the championship, a record equaled by Martin Groves in July 2009

Lane still holds the course record at Curborough sprint track; 2684 secs in his Pilbeam MP58-09 4 litre DFL since 21 April 1996, where he was almost invincible In the 1990s, his partnership with the Pilbeam constructor was one of the most successful in the sport

The back problems which troubled Lane for many years kept his appearances to a minimum in recent seasons, although he still competed on occasion, and continued to be competitive in sprinting He made a full return to hillclimbing in 2006, at the wheel of a Porsche 911

Lane was formerly chief instructor at the Prescott Hillclimb Drivers School

Roy Lane died of peritonitis on 14 October 2009

References

  1. ^ "Roy Lane 1935-2009" Autosport Vol 198 no 4 22 October 2009 p 90  |access-date= requires |url= help
  2. ^ Walder, Eddie 23 July 2009 "Groves and Moran level as duel hots up" Autosport p 89  |access-date= requires |url= help
  3. ^ "British hillclimb legend Roy Lane dies" Autosport 15 October 2009 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike MacDowel
British Hill Climb Champion
1975-1976
Succeeded by
Alister Douglas-Osborn
Preceded by
David Render
British Sprint Champion
1984
Succeeded by
Ray Rowan
Preceded by
Martyn Griffiths
British Hill Climb Champion
1992
Succeeded by
David Grace
Preceded by
Andy Priaulx
British Hill Climb Champion
1996
Succeeded by
Roger Moran


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