The German Ralf Waldmann has died at 51 years of age, as confirmed MotoGP. The winner of 20 great prizes and double runner-up of 250cc in 1996 and 1997 category in which he shone with his own light during the last decade of the last century-, has appeared lifeless for causes not yet determined, although it could be a heart attack.

Waldmann made his debut in the World Championship in 1986 in the 80cc category, in which he would make some appearances over the next two years and begin to combine with 125cc in 1989, disputing the following year his first full season already in an eighth of a liter of the hand of Honda, mark in which it would be seven seasons.

The year 2000 was one of its last complete seasons in the world-wide one, to which it would return in 2002 to run three races … and also in 2009. With just turned 43 he replaced the Russian Vladimir Leonov in the Viessmann Kiefer Racing in Great Britain. Waldmann was very close to Stefan Kiefer, who also died suddenly a few months ago. Last season, Waldmann worked as an expert on the German version of Eurosport.

Rest in peace, Champion!