Ron Wittich, from Luton, had been racing since 1959 and rode for Gus Kuhn several times during 1970. He was an endurance racing specialist and partnered Tom Dickie
at the Barcelona 24 Hour race.
He rode Nortons in the production class until he switched to Laverdas for the Dutch importer in 1972. Sadly, he died that year at the age of 29 after crashing during the six hour race at Zandvoort on 27th August. He crashed at the same spot where he fell during the previous year's event.
Earlier that month he had finished third in the Zolder 24-hour race in Belgium, while in July he brought the Laverda home fourth in the Barcelona 24-hour event.
Wittich, a plastering contractor, was married with a seven-year-old daughter at the time of his death. [Motor Cycle 30/8/72]