Moreno Suprapto

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Moreno Suprapto or Moreno Soeprapto[1] (born 14 November 1982 in Jakarta) is an Indonesian racing driver. He is the younger brother of Ananda Mikola, another driver.

Crash[edit]

Suprapto was involved in a car crash in 2006 at Sentul during the Asian Formula Three Championship when he drove into the rear of James Winslow.[1] Winslow's car was damaged and he was pushed off onto the gravel, but Suprapto's car rolled with the impact, landing on its side. Winslow left his car to investigate Suprapto's condition and found him trapped in the car, with a broken fuel line spilling gasoline. Familiar with the car because he had previously driven it himself, Winslow turned off the fuel line and managed to dislodge Suprapto so that the pair could flee immediately before the car "burst into flames".[1]

Neither Suprapto nor Winslow was injured. Winslow finished and won the race in a spare car, while Suprapto was given a precautionary checkup at a nearby hospital. Suprapto later said of the incident, "I ran into the back of James and the next thing I knew I was looking directly up at the sky. Then I heard James shouting at me. I owe my life to James because I was trapped in my car."[1]

The crash was featured on the BBC programme Accidental Heroes, on 25 September 2008.[2]

Racing achievements[edit]

Year Series Information
1996 Formula Cadet 5 Novice Race Win
1997 Formula Cadet Competed in Super One Championship
1998 Formula Cadet 12th MSA British Championship
1999 Formula Cadet 5th MSA British Championship
2000 Formula Junior 1st British National ABkC Super One Championship 3rd Champions of the Future
2001 Formula Junior KTM 6th British National ABkC Super One Championship
2002 Junior Rotax Max UK 1st British National ABkC Super One Champion
Gold Cup Champion
2003 Formula Renault UK Winter Series
ZIP Formula 4th MSA British Zip Formula Championship
Jordan Cup Vice Champion
Junior Rotax Max UK PFI Winter Series Champion
2004 Formula BMW Asia Winner Shanghai GP
2005 Asian Formula 3 Promotion Class Champion
2006 Asian Formula 3 & A1 Grand Prix reserve driver for A1 Team Indonesia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d page 18, Autosport magazine - 28 September 2006
  2. ^ "Accidental Heroes". BBC. 25 Sep 2008. Retrieved 31 Aug 2012.