Hugo Urban-Emmerich

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A Talbot 70 , here with Henry Segrave at the wheel (1925)

Hugo Urban-Emmerich (born July 28, 1887 in Prague ; † September 18, 1939 there ) was a Czechoslovak entrepreneur and racing car driver .

Urban-Emmerich owned a paper mill in Prague and was a gentleman driver in motor racing . In his career he won numerous hill climbs in Austro-Daimler , OM , Bugatti , Talbot and MG . He also took part in several European Grand Prix races on Voiturettes and Cyclecars .

Between 1926 and 1932 Hugo Urban-Emmerich took part in the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring . He always used a Talbot 70 and an MG Midget Type C as a private driver . His best result here was fifth place in 1927 behind the Mercedes - factory team with Otto Merz , Christian Werner and Willy Walb and Eliška Junková on Bugatti .

At the German Grand Prix in 1928 , he gave up on the pits to inform Eliška Junková about the fatal accident of her husband Čeněk Junek . Urban-Emmerich and Junek were close friends.

Hugo Urban-Emmerich was married to the sister of his racing driver colleague Edgar Morawitz .

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  1. Edgar Morawitz., accessed April 2, 2018 (English).