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Memo Gidley

Memo Gidley, CART event, Portland, 20th June 1999. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Memo Gidley, CART event, Portland, 20th June 1999. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Memo Gidley, Sebring, Florida, 9th February 2012. Copyright LAT Photographic (wwww.latphotographic.co.uk), 2012. Used with Permission.

Memo Gidley, Sebring, Florida, 9th February 2012. Copyright LAT Photographic (wwww.latphotographic.co.uk), 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

29 Sep 1970
La Paz, Mexico

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

0 (2000-2002)

Most recently in US sportscars and US Touring Cars, Memo has been recovering from serious injuries sustained in a nasty crash in 2014, which left him with spinal injuries and 14 broken bones, amongst other injuries. In 2018, he returned to racing again, competing in the IMSA Prototype Challenge. Born in Mexico of US and Canadian parents, he spent much of his first eight years on a boat as his father was a fisherman and his mother a writer. The link to the sea is still there as he races jet skis and sails, which also aides his recovery, as does helping to maintain the boats. Memo also works as a driver coach.

Biography last updated 29 Apr 2018