Articles tagged Eric Helary

Page 12, August 2006

Audi R10 Diesel wins Le Mans 24 hours

Pirro, Biela and Werner take the chequered flag first Audi took a historic first diesel win in the Le Mans 24 Hours, on the R10 TDI’s debut in the Sarthe classic. Victory went to the car driven by Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Marco Werner, while its sister car, driven by six-time winner Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello was third, three laps behind, after the car ran into a...

Page 42, May 1994

OPEN WARFARE

or a series that has been read the last rites more often than Barnet Football Club, the European F3000 Championship has a positively roseate glow to its cheeks. When it kicks off at Silverstone on May 2, there should be at least 26 cars present. And there could be as many as 30. Either way. that means a full grid, and in the current economic climate, that's no mean feat. Particularly so when one...

Page 98, June 1994

Age shall not wither...

A tale of two Bugattis, 70 years apart Listening to arch-enthusiast John Thomson discussing his Bugatti, you can pick up traces of our accompanying road impressions of the El 10. "It's a marvellous road car," he says, "and very tractable." This, though, is a Bugatti from the days when it was still possible to pick up a copy of The Brooklands Gazette at the news stand: a Type 35. He acquired it...

Page 46, July 1994

LE MANS 24 HOURS

irhe Porsche factory was successful at Le Mans every year between 1981 and 1987, a run finally ended by laguar, and it has taken the Zuffenhausen company seven years to return to the ACO's podium. Porsche's 13th Le Mans victory was achieved on June 19 by Yannick Dalmas, Hurley Haywood and Mauro Baldi in a Dauer 962LM Porsche running in the Grand Touring category, and they were a single lap ahead...

Page 23, April 2009

Top seat for Brabham

David Brabham will try to emulate older brother Geoff by winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in a Peugeot. Brabham was the surprise announcement when the Peugeot team launched its 2009 sports car campaign at company headquarters in Paris in February. The 43-year-old British-based Australian was named alongside Peugeot returnee Sébastien Bourdais and seven drivers who raced the 908 HDi last season....

Page 50, July 2012

The Ultimate Super Group

Three decades ago, Group C set out to prove that a fuel efficiency formula could make for magnificent racing It had been great while it lasted. The 1992 FIA Sportscar World Championship was proof of that old adage that you only need two cars to make a motor race, although strictly speaking there were as many as four or five front-running cars per meeting; those rounds that weren’t cancelled, you...

Page 39, June 2006

The dream isn't over

Andretti at Le Mans Mario Andrelti has tried nine times to win the Le Mans 24 Hours. He isn't racing this year, but he still wants to go back even when he's 92... 1966 There was an ulterior motive when Mario Andretti agreed a deal with Ford that would take him to the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time. It was all part of his masterplan to become a Formula One driver. The plan had been hatched...

Page 6, January 1994

The month in Motor Sport

November16: Rally driver Paul Frankland is one of a group of men arrested and charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. Frankland had earlier been subject of an investigation by the BBC's Cook Report. 17: Golfer Nick Faldo, rock star Chris Rea, Jordan designer Gary Anderson and South African sports car racer George Fouche all have a run in a Jordan 193 at Silverstone. 17: Hideki Noda...

Page 38, August 1993

Three's company

Weaving in and out of the bright new lights of the GT era, Peugeot and Toyota slugged it out for overall honours at Le Mans. After a fierce early struggle, there was a one-sided outcome Testing. There had been a lot of that, four or five endurance trials each for Peugeot and Toyota in recent months. The 905s and TS010s have this year covered a greater distance at the Paul Ricard circuit than in...

Page 106, April 2012

NASCARs European union

Now with official backing from NASCAR, the burgeoning Euro-Racecar series offers drivers ‘over here’ a genuine route into the wide world of stock car racing ‘over there’ There must be more sensible ways to ease into our first taste of the track in 2012. Brands Hatch is cold, and damp. In fact it’s so cold that two of the three cars testing today are in the pits having gravel washed out from their...

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