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Paddy Hopkirk
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Born
Patrick Barron Hopkirk

14 April 1933 (1933-04-14) (age 87)
Occupation Rally driver

Patrick Barron "Paddy" Hopkirk (born 14 April 1933) is a former rally driver from Northern Ireland. In 1965, he won a Coupe d'Argent at the Alpine Rally.

In 1968, he finished second at the second edition of the Rally de Portugal. The following year, he finished second of the Circuit of Ireland, then 4th at the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally with teammates Tom Nash and Neville Johnston on a Triumph 2.5 PI. In 1977, with co-driver Taylor Mike, he took part once again in a revived edition of the London-Sydney Marathon, the Singapore Airlines London to Sydney Rally, this time driving a Citroën CX 2400, taking 3rd place overall in front

Hopkirk was born in Belfast and studied at Clongowes Wood College in County Kildare from 1945–1949 before attending Trinity College, Dublin until 1953.

Hopkirk was awarded the MBE Honour in the 2016 New Year's Honours list.



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