The former competitor and World Championship Safety Officer was influential in shaping the future of the sport in his home country
Austrian motorcycle racing legend Hans Bahmer passed aged 92 on Tuesday, January 11th. A former competitor, he was a legendary figure in his home country who was at the forefront of Austrian motorcycle racing from the 1950s onwards.
Bahmer was a founding member of a Triumph Club Austria, which helped shape the future of two-wheeled racing in the country. Following an active racing career which included several club championships, his love story with the sport continued, becoming a motorcycle tester and journalist.
After helping Austrian racing make huge strides forward, he became involved with the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and took on the role of Safety Officer for World Championship races from 1991 to 2002. Bahmer also became President of the much-vaunted Triumph Club, which has produced a number of national Champions since its inception.
On Tuesday, Bahmer passed away. We offer our sincerest condolonces to his family and frineds.
Ride in Peace Hans.
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