Sad news came on Tuesday afternoon from Australia – on 79-m to year of life after a long struggle with cancer died, the former promoter of the Formula 1 in Melbourne Ron Walker.
Walker was CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) for 22 years and played a key role in moving the national Grand Prix from Adelaide to Melbourne in 1996.
In retirement, he was left only in 2015, three years after doctors diagnosed him with cancer. Treatment in the United States with the help of expensive experimental drugs gave a positive result in April 2015, Walker said, he is on the mend. But, unfortunately, until the end to overcome severe illnesses failed…
“Australia, Victoria and Melbourne has lost a great son, wrote on Twitter the former Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott. – In the last few decades in Melbourne were not so many events, the organization which does not have a hand Ron.”
In the Australian Motorsport Association (CAMS) also expressed their condolences.
“We are deeply saddened by this news, the statement says. – The contribution of Ron Walker to the development of Australian Motorsport will forever remain in history.”
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