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We regret to have to report that Life Member Christopher (Chris) Martyn has died suddenly at the age of 82. 

Chris started racing in a Lotus Eleven in 1957 and continued with some success in 1958.  He was 3rd at the Danish Roskilde Ring circuit and drove in the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood in 1958 in a Lotus Eleven shared with the late Doug Graham.  These two shared cars from time to time over the next few years and finished 18th overall, 9th in the 1100 cc class in the TT.

In 1959 Chris drove in a few races in one of the Fitzwilliam Racing Team MGA Twin Cams achieving a best of 16th overall and 4th in the 1600cc GT class in the GT race supporting the BRDC Daily Express International Trophy.   The Lotus Eleven was replaced mid-season by a Lotus Seventeen with which he finished 4th twice at the Roskilde Ring.  

In 1960 Chris finished 5th overall in the sports car race supporting the Aintree 200 Formula 2 race.  He also competed in the Nurburgring 1000Ks every year from 1959 to 1964, in 1963 finishing 13th overall, 2nd in the 1300cc GT class in one of the Dick Jacobs MG Midget Coupes with Andrew Hedges as co-driver.  The Lotus Seventeen was replaced by an Elva Mk 7 in 1963 with which Chris had some success in the UK and Europe.

To Chris’s wife Jill and his family the BRDC extends its most sincere condolences.  Funeral arrangements will be posted on the BRDC website when known.

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