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Michael Roe

Michael Roe, 1984, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2010. Used with permission.

Michael Roe, 1984, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2010. Used with permission.

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Born:

08 Aug 1955
Naas, County Kildare

Nationality:

Ireland

Indy 500s:

0 (1985)

Later moved to America. Now back living in Naas, helping with his brother's garage, Roe Autocraft, but also enjoys kart racing. Michael also has a deep involvement with the rugby club there, but still very much keeps links with the sport, through guest-speaking and visits to local tracks. Son of a vet, who also competed in rallycross, the family firm is still run by Michael and his family. Roe was 1984 Can-Am champion who battled through the ranks despite little funding, so he worked as a stuntman before greatly impressing in Formula Ford. But it was in America where he made his name. Roe retired after a spell in sportscars in 1990.

Biography last updated 13 Feb 2016