Jerry Mahony

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Jerry Mahony (born 15th May, 1955) is a British former racing driver.

After a stint in the UK-Based Ford P100 Pickup Truck series, Mahony graduated into Touring Cars with appearances in the British and World Touring Car Championships in 1987.

Impressive performances in these outings were enough to convince Mercedes-Benz to give Mahony a chance in the newly-formed World Touring Car Masters in 1988 - the team reportedly hiring Mahony when a deal with Chris Hodgetts fell through. Mahony's stint only lasted three rounds before he was replaced by Bernd Schneider and Jochen Mass - both of whom were more marketable in their native Germany.

Mahony returned to the BTCC and was not seen again in the WTCM until the 1990 Tooheys 1000, when he shared a self-run BMW M3 with Australian driver Gary Brabham.

Mahony retired from competitive action in the mid-1990s, opting to focus on his ventures in corporate entertainment. In 2005, he and Vic Lee were jailed for 11 years on drug trafficking charges.