Ron Tauranac Obituary – Ron Tauranac Death, Dead

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Ron Tauranac Cause of Death | British-Australian engineer and racing car designer, Ron has passed away. He died on 17, 2020.

Ron Tauranac cause of death is Unknown. Ron passed away peacefully in his sleep during the early hours of Friday morning at his home on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

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Brabham’s legendary designer and co-founder in Formula 1, Ron Tauranac, passed away at the age of 95.

Tauranac is survived by his daughters Jann and Julie.

The family has asked any messages of condolences to be sent to [email protected]

Ron Tauranac was a British-Australian engineer and racing car designer, who with Formula One driver Jack Brabham founded the Brabham constructor and racing team in 1962. Following Brabham’s retirement as a driver at the end of the 1970 season, Tauranac owned and managed the Brabham team until 1972, when he sold it to Bernie Ecclestone.

He remained in England to assist with a redesign of a Politoys Formula One chassis for Frank Williams in 1973 and helped Trojan develop a Formula One version of their Formula 5000 car.

After a brief retirement in Australia, Tauranac returned to England to establish the Ralt marque (a name he and his brother Austin had used for some ‘specials’ in Australia in the 1950s, winning the NSW Hillclimb Championship in 1954 with the Ralt 500).

The first “modern” Ralt was the Ralt RT1 chassis, to be raced in Formula Three, Formula Two and Formula Atlantic. The chassis proved successful, winning the European Formula Three championship in 1975 in the hands of Australian driver Larry Perkins.

The 1978 season also proved successful for the RT1 chassis, winning the European F3 championship for Jan Lammers.

Tauranac remained involved with various aspects of the sport since departing from Ralt, including racing-school cars for Honda, a Formula Renault car, consulting work for the Arrows Formula One team, and continued relationships with Honda.

Tauranac was the design judge at the Formula SAE Australasia competition in Melbourne, Australia.

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