American motorsport is in mourning. On Sunday, at 87 years., passed away Bobby unser, three times winner of the Indianapolis 500 and member of a famous dynasty of pilots.
Bobby Unser won the Indy 500 in 1968, 1975 y 1981. He is one of 10 drivers to win this competition at least three times. In addition, he is one of two to prevail in this test in three different decades (the other is Rick Mears).
The Unser legacy is indisputable. Six members of the family have competed in the 500 Miles, although he and his brother Al, four times winner, they were the only ones who crossed the mythical Brickyard victorious.
He also demonstrated his talent in the famous climbing race of Pikes Peak, where he beat ten times. To these scrolls are added two titles in category a United States Auto Club (USAC), category with which he came to Argentina to compete in the oval of Rafaela in 1971.
“There was no one like Bobby Unser. Bobby was a fierce competitor on the track, and his out-of-the-box personality made him one of the most highly regarded riders ever. "he remembered Roger Penske, owner of the race and the 500-mile circuit.