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Mario de Araujo Cabral

Mario Cabral. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Mario Cabral. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Mario de Araujo Cabral, 2000. Copyright Armando Garcia, 2016. Used with Permission.

Mario de Araujo Cabral, 2000. Copyright Armando Garcia, 2016. Used with Permission.

Born:

15 Jan 1934
Cedofeita, Porto

Nationality:

Portugal

Grands Prix:

4 (1959-1964)

Cabral is sadly now in declining health, and is retired, living in Lisbon, Portugal, having kept long-time links to the sport. Cabral enjoyed a long career in the sport, primarily in sportscars, despite missing four years of driving due to both injury and serving as a paratrooper in Angola on National Service. The son of a nobleman, Cabral started racing in 1955, and was still racing competitively in 1985, aged 51, in a European Touring Car Championship at Estoril. Also known as Nicha, Cabral was gifted at gymnastics whilst at school and even had aspirations for the Portuguese Olympic team, but the racing bug took hold. Cabral later settled for a long time in Angola, travelling from there to races.

Biography last updated 3 Oct 2015