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Piet De Klerk

Piet de Klerk. Press photo; coyright free to use, print owned by Richard Jenkins, 2013. Originally owned by Chris Bayley Automobila.

Piet de Klerk. Press photo; coyright free to use, print owned by Richard Jenkins, 2013. Originally owned by Chris Bayley Automobila.

Born:

16 Mar 1935
Pilgrim's Rest, Transvaal

Died:

11 Jul 2015
Johannesburg

Nationality:

South Africa

Grands Prix:

4 (1963-1970)

Teams:

Alfa Romeo (1963)

Piet - or Peter as he was often known retired from driving sportscars in the late '80's but remained interested in the sport until his death. Piet trained as a mechanic, which saw him move to England and work with Lotus for a few years. He built his own cars, achieving real success against the odds in his homeland, with a real highlight being the Rand Grand Prix of 1963, when against a strong field from Europe, Piet came 3rd, beaten only by the Ferrari duo of John Surtees and Lorenzo Bandini.

Biography last updated 16 Jul 2015