Lionel Van Praag, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Lionel Van Praag

Australian speedway rider

Date of Birth: 17-Dec-1908

Place of Birth: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Death: 15-May-1987

Profession: motorcycle racer

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Lionel Van Praag

  • Lionel Maurice Van Praag, GM (17 December 1908 – 15 May 1987) was an Australian motorcycle speedway champion, who won the inaugural Speedway World Championship in London on 10 September 1936.
  • Van Praag's victory saw him established as Australia's first ever motorsport World Champion.

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