Emilio di Guida dies of heart attack

Another driver in our large community of racers has passed on today, as Emilio di Guida suffered an apparently heart attack today.

Emilio Di Guida passed away today at the age of 50 in his Florida home.

Di Guida was known for his participation in the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Sports Car Series in the past few years.

Di Guida apparently passed away from a heart attack while jogging.

#66 TRG : Emilio Di Guida
#66 TRG : Emilio Di Guida

Photo by: Michael Tan

The Venezuelan driver took part in the preseason test at Daytona with 8Star Motorsport, with hopes of racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

His most recent successes in North America included a pair of top fives in 8Star’s Corvette DP with Sebastien Bourdais as well as wins in the GTC class in 2012 with TRG.

He got his start in racing in his home country of Venezuela, and claimed the Venezuelan GT Junior championship, Mustang Cup, Chevrolet Corse, Aveo Cup, Fiat Palio Cup and the Chrysler Neon Cup in his career.

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Series IMSA
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais , Emilio Di Guida
Article type Breaking news
Tags 8star, death in racing, disney, emilio di guida, florida, heart attack, tudor united sportscar series