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Mike Salmon
Helmet
Driver Details
Nationality {{{{{natflag}}}}} British United Kingdom
Date of Birth 12/10/1933[1]
Date of Death Unknown
Début IV Lombank Trophy 1963
Championships 0 (10th 1963)
2015 Position Unknown
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams Atherstone Engineering
Daynay Racing
Viscount Downe
Career Statistics
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Wins 0 (0 in Class)
Total Points 0
Current Season
Team Unknown
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
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Mike Salmon is a former British Saloon Car Championship driver, who raced between 1963 and 1966.

BackgroundEdit

Salmon's name first appeared on entry sheets in 1955, competing in a Jaguar XK120 in a Sports Car race at Crimond.[2] He continued to race sports cars throughout his career (alongside his time in the BSCC), competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship numerous times and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.[2]

BTCC HistoryEdit

Salmon's first drive in the BSCC came at the start of 1963, driving a Jaguar Mk II prepared by Atherstone Racing.[3] Three podiums in his first three races saw Salmon competing with the likes of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori for victory, although he was often beaten by them.[3] A best finish of second came at the final race of the year, giving Salmon 22 points and joint tenth (tied with David Haynes) overall.[3]

After missing 1964, Salmon returned for 1965, competing in half of the years races.[4] Using a Daynay Racing built Ford Mustang, Salmon took his one and only victory at the third meeting of the year, beating the Ford Galaxie of Alan Hutcheson and fellow Mustangs Roy Pierpoint and Gawaine Baillie.[4] Fourteen points resulted from the season.[4] Lord Viscount Downe (a member of the Irish peerage) decided to enter a team in the 1966 season, buying a Cobra engined Mustang with Salmon at the wheel.[5] Two podiums and a fourth gave Salmon ten points, who missed the final three races due to his commitments else where.[5] A fifth place at the Peter England Trophy meeting was Salmon's last result in the BSCC.[5]

BTCC RecordEdit

A table containing Mike Salmon's best results in the BTCC. The figures after the information about the car used indicate Mike Salmon's best finish at that meeting in their class.

Mike Salmon's BTCC Record
Year Team Pos Pts Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1963 Atherstone Engineering 10th 22 Jaguar Mk II bgcolor="#FFA500" rowspan="2" style="border-radius:5px; color:white;"|D 3 R 3 3 bgcolor="black" style="color:white; font-size:90%; border-radius:5px;"|DSQ N R 4 R 3 2
1965 Daynay Racing 14 Ford Mustang 2 N 1 bgcolor="black" style="color:white; font-size:90%; border-radius:5px;"|DSQ N R N - - -
1966 Viscount Downe 10 R 3 3 4 5 N - - -

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