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With big grief we have become the sad knowledge that on Tuesday
3rd March has passed away our race friend
Early Wednesday morning Barbara, his beloved wife, sent us an email with the very, very sad news that her husband Lothar has passed away last Tuesday, suddenly after a short known illness.
Three weeks ago Lothar was determined to come over to our HMR Winter Meeting to meet again all his race friends and to receive his 2019 trophy, but two days before this meeting he sent us a message that he had to stay at home, due to a flu.
Two days after our Winter Meeting Lothar was taken into the hospital, where the doctors first thought that he had heart rhythm disorder, but it did not turned out to be, and the doctors discovered that he was suffering from cancer.
Unfortunately the doctors could not help him anymore, and after ten days he left the hospital going home, where his wife took care of him and could spend some time with him during the last days of his life.
Lothar was a pure and fair racing driver and had many friends in the motorsport.
Our first memories goes back to the year 2000 when we met him and his wife at the race-events for the Graf Berghe von Trips Pokal. Since 2006 we saw him more often with his Merlyn MK9 in our races as well, and since 2013 he never missed a HMR race.
Even when there occurred a technical problem to his formula car, Lothar always fixed it and when you asked him “can you fix it for the next event”, his answer always was “of course I can, I will be there”.
In 2014 he became fourth in the F3 class, followed by a second place in 2015 and 2017. The year 2016 was a very special year for Lothar, when he was appointed to be the winner of the Graf Berghe von Trips Pokal. 2018 was his year, when he was the winner of the F3 class and last year he was second, just with one point after the 2019 winner.
From time to time his wife Barbara accompanied him to the circuits, it was always nice to see her as well.
Inside the HMR we all will miss Lothar very much and lose in him an marvellous and fair driver and above all a very cheerful and lovable person, but we are also grateful for the many memories he has made with us- and left for all of us.
Our sincere condolences to Barbara and we send her a lot of strength with the loss of her beloved husband Lothar,
and hope that she will become the strength to carry this.
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Thanks for your friendship and the memories you left behind for all of us, godspeed my dear Lothar
A true racer who will be sadly missed
How sad. We will miss you.
A true Gentleman.... you will be much missed... RIP Lothar.
A true old skool racer will be missed within the HMR fraternity! Race In Peace Lothar!
Lothar we only met once but I will remember you as one of the most dedicated race pilots I ever met . Hope once we will race a second time together. See You
Wir werden ihn nie vergessen, mein herzliches Beileid an seine Familie 😥
RIP Lothar Great memories from a short time! Australian Motorsport Drivers with HMR Edwina Nitschke show RCN
I don't know what to say...but how often the word Gentleman is used in the other comments says it all...real characters are a vanishing breed...godspeed Lothar
Real racers never die. They just go on racing somewhere else. Lothar will for sure do that. Big hug to the family and off course his racing family.
Historic Monoposto Racing heeft 71 nieuwe foto's toegevoegd — bij De Hooghei.
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Looks promising...! 😍 Is there any historical part left somewhere...?
It’s when everyone goes to the beach and finds it’s all rocks and the sand has all disappeared 🤷🏻♂️
Yesterday on Australian day, 26th January, there was held a wake for- and in memory of
Our thoughts we will be with his family and friends in remembrance to Tim.
With big grief we have become the sad knowledge that on 14th December has passed away after a battle with cancer.
The first time we met Tim was in 2015 with our races at Spa-Francorchamps.
Together with his friend Wayne Wilson he fulfilled his dream to race with one of his Brabham’s in Europe on several circuits.
All the preparations, like booking the shipment for his single seater from of Australia to Europe, and his flight,
he did it to fulfil his dreams.
He enjoyed the racing with the HMR so very much, that in 2016 he returned to join our races at Assen,
and in 2017 we could welcome Tim at Zandvoort for our races.
He loved the tracks and the HMR atmosphere so much and the HMR drivers liked the person Tim so much,
that he became a good friend from many of us.
Tim was such an enthusiastic racing driver and a great Brabham lover, that he organised in 2016 with friends
the 50th Anniversary of Jack Brabham’s win in the French GP and of the closure of the Reims track
the day after in September.
In 2017 at Zandvoort we knew that this was the last time we would see Tim in person, because soon after we heard from him that he was very ill, and could not make the trip from Australia to Europe anymore, but asked me to keep going on with sending him the HMR Newsletters, so that he would stay informed about the HMR family. And of course we did.
During his illness he stayed positive and took part to some medical experiences with the hope to extend his life.
Tim, being a scientist, has given his body to the research people.
During his working career, Tim was awarded the Order of Australia, an order of chivalry established in 1975 by Queen Elizabeth II of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement of meritorious service.
Dear Tim, may you rest in peace.
You were a very friendly man and sportsmanlike driver and above all you stayed a very positive man during your illness.
We hope that you are at this moment discussing with Jack Brabham and Denis Hulme how it was to drive at Zandvoort, Spa-Francorchamps and Assen and all the races you did with the HMR.
Our condolences to his family and friends, and we wish them all a lot of strength with this big loss.
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Only the good die young!
Helana van der Wouden thank you for this lovely notice, it was a wonderful sunny afternoon at Tim's home, sad but we had wonderful memories - Tim always said "So glad we did it in Europe", no better example of why, and now! Many of these photos were displayed in his garage with his cars...
Condolences to all friends and family... lovely chap - he will be much missed.
Rest in peace Tim....my condolences to his family , Wayne and other friends....
RIP Tim sad news
Sad news 😢
Will be sadly missed. Always had good conversations in the paddock with Tim great guy
Godspeed Tim Kuchel
2020 MARCEL ALBERS MEMORIAL TROPHY TO RACE ON NEW ZANDVOORT GP TRACK
The 2020 edition of the Marcel Albers Memorial Trophy, the Formula Ford 1600 Kent event created in 2014 to honour the life and career of Dutch single-seater talent Marcel Albers, has unveiled that it will race on the revamped Zandvoort Grand Prix venue during the traditional Pinkster Races event
The seventh running of the international event, which is run jointly by the Circuit Zandvoort and Historische Monoposto Racing organisations, will take place during the Pinkster Races event on the 29th, 30th and 31st of May, following hot on the heels of the Dutch Grand Prix to the Dutch dunes. Amongst the participating championships already announced for the event is the Benelux Porsche Carrera Cup and Historische Monoposto Racing series.
The circuit of Zandvoort is currently undergoing an extensive revamp to ready it for the return of the Formula One World Championship, modifications that range from upgraded facilities and amenities to changes to the circuit itself, including the already publicised final corner which will have a 18- degree banking and will form a highlight on the new Grand Prix track.
In keeping with tradition the event enjoys its budget-friendly stature. Entry fees, which include two races and a qualifying session €400,00 for non HMR competitors and €300 for competitors that choose to add the Marcel Albers Memorial Trophy races alongside the two races in the Historische Monoposto Racing series, run for pre-1982 machines.
Additional free practice opportunities are offered on Friday the 29th of May open to all competitors. Tickets for these free practice(s) can be purchased at Circuit Zandvoort.
The Marcel Albers Memorial Trophy will again run with a three-class system, for Pre-82, Pre-92 and post-92 cars with the overall winner winning the Marcel Albers Memorial Trophy and add his name to the growing list of international winners.
Entry for the Marcel Albers Memorial Trophy is now open and can be completed online at www.circuitzandvoort.nl/mamt for further information please contact Menno Weeda at Menno@circuitzandvoort.nl. or Helana van der Wouden at firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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