Greg Moore (born the April 22nd 1975 with New Westminster, Colombia-British - deceased the October 31st 1999 with Fontana, California) was a racing driver Canadian. Regarded as one of the greatest hopes of its generation, it is deceased at 24 years in an accident which has occurred at the time of the ultimate sleeve of season 1999 of CART.
BiographyImpassioned automobile sport (its hero of childhood was Ayrton Senna), Greg Moore began its career with karting, before reaching the single-seater. It amorça with the Ford Formula, then as from 1993, it was registered in the championship Indy Lights, then the anteroom of CART. After the first successes in 1994, it flies over the season 1995 and gains the title with 10 victories in 12 races.
In 1996, whereas it is old only 20 years, it reaches series CART, a championship then with its apogee, within the stable Player' S Forsythe. Quickly Moore affirms as one of large the revelations of the season (even if it is beaten with the trophy of the beginners by the old driver of F1 Alex Zanardi) by making watch of an undeniable burst of speed. In 1997, on the oval of Milwaukee then on the urban layout of Strait, it takes down the first two victories of its career in CART, becoming thus the youngest victorious pilot of a sleeve of this championship (this record will be beaten in the following years by Scott Dixon then by Nelson Philippe).
After another remarkable season in 1998, where it proves to be one of the rare pilots to be able to compete with Zanardi, it is more in difficulty in 1999, primarily because of the lack of competitiveness of its Mercedes engine. However, its star is far from fading, since he is the only pilot equipped with the German block to manage to rise punctually among the best. At the end of the season, it is recruited besides by the prestigious Penske stable. Unfortunately, Moore will never honor its contract with Penske.
At the time of the ultimate sleeve of the season 1999, disputed on the high-speed oval of Fontana, it is victim of a very violent accident (after having run up against a concrete low wall, its single-seater was dislocated before carrying out several barrels) in which it is killed on the blow.
At this time, Moore led with a removable plaster to the wrist and the right hand, having fallen from a " scooter" the previous week, run up by a vehicle circulating in the bed. Roberto Moreno had been convened besides by the stable Player' S Forsythe to replace it, but an examination of before-race undoubtedly carried out too quickly by the doctors had concluded that Moore was able to control. He sprang of the last line, not having taken part in the qualifications, and fought with aggressiveness to take again place in the top of the group when the accident took place, to the tenth turn.
After the death of Gonzalo Rodriguez in Laguna Seca, it was about the second fatal accident in CART in the space of a few weeks.
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