BIRTHDAY - 4 April: Loris Capirossi (Motorcycling)

MOTORCYCLING - Today is Loris Capirossi’s 39th birthday. The Italian motorcycling legend made a record 328 career Grand Prix starts winning 29 of those and reaching the podium on 99 occasions. He won a World Championship title in his first two seasons in the 125cc and later won the crown in the 250cc (1998). He never won the elusive 500cc/MotoGP title, but his legacy lives on nonetheless.

Shares birthday with: Muddy Waters, Marguerite Duras, Robert Downey, Jr.