Jarno Saarinen

Jarno Saarinen's Death

Born (Birthday) December 11, 1945

Death Date May 20, 1973

Age of Death 27 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy

Place of Burial Turku Cemetery, Turku, Finland

Profession Race Car Driver

The race car driver Jarno Saarinen died at the age of 27. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Grand Prix motorcycle racer from 1970-1973, including in 1972 when he was the 250cc champion.

He began his career as an ice track racer, and won the Finnish championship.

He died during the fourth Grand Prix of 1973, when the rider in front of him lost control, causing a 14-rider crash that killed the first two riders.

How did Jarno Saarinen die?

The original cause of the crash was attributed to a spill left on the track during the 350cc race when Walter Villa’s Benelli began smoking and leaking oil on the penultimate lap.