Ralph Roese was a works driver for BMW as well as driving privately entered BMW and Veritas. He was tragically killed when he and his friends. Paul Mueller, Wilhelm Manske and Franz Geesmeier were hit head on by a driver who had lost control of his vehicle on the Autobahn. Roese was carrying extra fuel in cans in the car and these exploded with the impact. They all perished in the inferno.
Adolf Ralph Roese died 71 years ago, he was 50
Walter Bäumer won the Mille Miglia in 1940 with Huschke von Hanstein. He died when his car door opened in a corner as he was being kissed by a girl. He fell out into a field, receiving a fatal wound in his neck from a sharp wooden object.