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Ian Burgess

Ian Burgess, 1959. Copyright Richard Jenkins. Used with permission.

Ian Burgess, 1959. Copyright Richard Jenkins. Used with permission.

Ian Burgess, 24th November 2010. Copyright David McKinney, 2010. Used with permission.

Ian Burgess, 24th November 2010. Copyright David McKinney, 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

06 Jul 1930
St. Pancras, London

Died:

19 May 2012
Harrow, Middlesex

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

16 (1958-1963)

Adopted at birth, Ian, born David William Allan, was the son of a journalist from Hampstead. Born in London, he moved to Bletchingley after adoption. Both his adoptees and his natural parents were Scottish. An engineer, Ian was jailed for 10 years for alleged drug dealing. Later lived a quiet life in Middlesex, and in recent years was in poor health. Formerly lived in a number of different European locations. Despite illness and increased fraility, he still tried to keep links with the sport and his old racing friends. Died after suffering from heart disease and diabetes.

Biography last updated 20 Aug 2014