New Zealand motorcycle speedway rider, Ivan Mauger, Died at 78

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Ivan Gerald Mauger was born on October 4, 1939, and died on April 16, 2018

He was a motorcycle speedway rider from New Zealand.

Ivan Mauger won a record six World Championships (Finals), a feat equalled only with the inclusion of the Speedway GP Championships by Tony Rickardsson of Sweden who won one World Final and five GP Championships.

He rode for several British teams – Wimbledon Dons, Newcastle Diamonds, Belle Vue Aces, Exeter Falcons, and the Hull Vikings.

He lived with Raye, his wife of over 50 years, on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Ivan Mauger was an active supporter of speedway, attending many meetings throughout the Australian season, as well as the Speedway Grand Prix of New Zealand, held at the Western Springs Stadium in Auckland.

He was also an avid supporter of New Zealand’s rugby union team, the legendary All Blacks, and proudly flew their flag at his home whenever they played an international match.

Ivan Mauger died at 78 years old.

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