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Hamann Victory II – Click above for high-res image gallery

Richard Hamann, founder of Hamann Motorsport, died this weekend after a long struggle with cancer. He was 53.

Hamann led a nearly 20-year racing career before forsaking his Nomex and starting the tuning company that got its hands on just about every European sports car you can name from 1986 on. Most recently, his company has made its name with cars like the Hamann Victory II, a hotter Lamborghini Gallardo.

Before he was making sports cars sportier, Hamann enjoyed a long and successful racing career. In his time on track, he took part in more than 700 races, finishing on the podium a startling 300 of those times. He had a combined 103 victories in DTM, Group C, Formula 3 and the Special Touring Car Trophy, which he won three times at the wheel of a BMW M1.

Despite the loss of its leader, Hamann's company will carry on.

[Source: Hamann via E90post]

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      Those of you with Richard Hammond jokes should be ashamed of yourselves.
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        I, for one, am ashamed of myself.
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      While Hamann as a company has degraded to an expensive ricer company catering to the poor taste of Arabs, motorsports history has lost one of its greats today. He will greatly be missed.
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      Wow, Richard Hamann sure does look like a Lamborghini in that picture. :-

      AB, how about putting up a picture of the gentleman?
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow... on Shushan Purim too...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm 53. Hard to think about my life being only what I've done to this point.
      RIP Mr. Hamann and my condolences to his family and friends.
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      300 podiums out of 700 races is pretty darn good, never knew the guy raced. RIP