Articles tagged Franck Lagorce

Page 31, September 1993

Taking the strain

Until lap 16 of the fifth round of the European F3000 Championship, the German GP support race at Hockenheim, David Coulthard appeared to be heading for an eight-point championship lead. Six days earlier, the Scot had taken his first F3000 victory at Enna, in bizarre circumstances of a kind which are unique to the outmoded Sicilian circuit. In Germany, infused with confidence, David was driving,...

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 4, September 1994

The month in MOTOR SPORT

July 18: Co-driver Mark Brickstock succumbs to injuries sustained, the previous day, in a single-venue stage rally at Snetterton. 19: David Brabham escapes unhurt after rolling his Simtek during a Silverstone test. 20: British Rally Championship entrants vote to exclude 'kit cars' from the 1995 series. 22: Michel Ferte/Michel Neugarten (Venturi) win the BPRO four-hour race at Spa. The Frenchmen...

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 32, September 1995

Turning point?

Hockenheim has played a pivotal role in the past two FIA F3000 series. And once again, it has created confusion in the perceived natural order of things... When Marc Goossens crossed the line to win the Hockenheim Formula 3000 race, it was significant for several reasons. It was a first F3000 victory for him, and for Derek Mower's small but effective Nordic Racing. It ended Super Nova's...

Page 40, July 1994

FIA EUROPEAN F3000 CHAMPIONSHIP

trreble, Three races; three different winners; three drivers sharing the championship lead; was Formula 3000 ever anything other than congested? What has been the best news for Formula 3000 drivers in recent weeks? On a personal level. Gil de Ferran and Massimiliano Papis will have drawn great satisfaction from their victories in Pau and Barcelona, respectively. The most significant development,...

Page 41, October 1993

Cheap freeze?

Lola's Nick Langley was looking forward to going to Spa. The company's Formula 3000 project manager has had a rum year in Europe, where not one T93/50 chassis has been sold, and he went to Belgium hoping to drum up business for 1994. When he got there, the first thing he learnt was that there will, FIA ratification pending, be a ban on new cars next season . . . This did not make his weekend. The...

Page 34, November 1993

European F3000 Championship

French Connection Going into the final two European Formula 3000 Championship rounds, both of them in his native France, Olivier Panis was a clear title favourite. And yet . . . Its hard to know which is the more astonishing: the fact that Panis failed to add to his championship score, or the fact that his main adversaries failed to do so sufficiently to knock him off his perch. Hence the 32...

Page 6, June 1994

The month in MOTOR SPORT

APRIL Mercedes-Benz confirms that it will supply engines via Ilmor to Penske for the Indianapolis 500. Successful Formula Ford racer Roger Eccleston dies after a lengthy illness. Eccleston was particularly well-known for his exploits with a Crossle 25F in the Midlands and the North-West. Michael Schumacher takes a second straight F1 win in the Pacific GP at TI. Pole-winner Ayrton Senna retires in...

Page 4, May 1992

The month in Motor Sport

Mar 16: The Lola T92/50 F3000 car proves quick in testing. DAMS confirms a two-car order on the strength of Jean-Marc Gounon's lap times at Le Mans, the first time the chassis has run in the dry. Mar 18: Mark Kent, one of America's leading saloon car racers, loses his life in a testing accident at Sebring. Mar 18: Guy Edwards, motor racing's most successful sponsor finder, joins Team Lotus as...

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