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János Drapál

February 3, 2016 - Pilots
János Drapál

János Drapál (born February 3, 1948 – August 11, 1985) was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Budapest. He had little chance to race in the Grand Prix world championships during the Cold War, but still managed to win four Grand Prix races. Drapál had his best year in 1972 when he won the Yugoslavian Grand Prix and finished the year in seventh place in the 350cc world championship, riding a Yamaha.[1] In 1973 he won two Grand Prix races but slipped to ninth place in the 350cc world championship. Drapál was killed in 1985 after a collision with a Czech track marshal during a 250cc race at the Piešťany airfield circuit in Czechoslovakia.

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