Articles tagged Pierre Dieudonne

Page 58, January 2013

Purple Reign

Jaguar's sports car with a Formula 1 heart blazed a trail, then burned out within one season. but the XJR-14 was a 'game changer'. the impact of the last great racing Big Cat caused tremors that still echo today. By Gary Watkins The engine note didn't waver. Not one iota. And the team hanging over the pitwall to catch a glimpse of their new creation's first flying lap thought there was a problem...

Page 32, October 1984

BMW win, Jaguar star

BMW win, Jaguar star Silverstone, September 9th THE 48th RAC Tourist Trophy was dominated by two things, the presence of the works Jaguars and the weather. The Jaguars, always a big box office draw at home, were doubtless responsible for attracting a good proportion of a crowd of over 15,000 who came not only to see them win, but also to see Tom \Valkinshaw clinch the ETC Drivers' Championship....

Page 16, April 1989

Cotton on....

Growing pains The current Group C World Sports Prototype Championship goes into its final two years on the crest of a wave, with Jaguar defending its clutch of titles from Mercedes. Both teams have new cars to be introduced when the time is right, even though they'll be obsolete at the end of 1990, and the German manufacturer made it perfectly clear at a recent international motor sports...

Page 21, July 1985

News

After the first few rounds of the 1985 ETC Championship, it seemed that nothing could stop the TWR Rover team and that this series, which last year provided some of the most interesting racing in Europe, would degenerate into an ARG walkover. At Bmo, however, the Volvo 240Ts came into their own with the car of Anders Olafsson / Ulf Granberg leading that of Gianfranco Brancatelli / Thomas...

Page 33, April 1978

European Touring Car Championship, round one

Brands Hatch, March 18th. The opening round of the European Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch on March 19th proved one thing at least. Even though the series had diminished in stature since the demise of the works Jaguars, a Group a race could still produce a very exciting finish, even when it was in effect only a two-car race. From the beginning of practice it was obvious that the only...

Page 96, September 1982

Jaguar's European progress

MOTOR SPORT attends the annual Spa Francorchamps 24 hour saloon car race to catch up on Jaguar results in this year's European Touring Can Championship. Results already include defeating the cream of German opposition at The Nürburgring and another win in Czechoslovakia . . . OUR May issue contained a three page look at the construction and debut of the Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) Jaguar XJS in...

Page 25, May 1989

Under scrutiny: Japanese sports-car teams

Full of Eastern promise It may be two or three years before all the benefits of FISA's attention to the World Sports-Prototype Championship can be gauged, but immediately evident is the strong Japanese presence in the entire series. Race organisers are guaranteed full grids this year, in contrast to the patchy entry lists of recent seasons, as Nissan, Toyota and Mazda join battle with Jaguar and...

Page 34, November 1987

Legend and Controversy

The annual Bathurst saloon car race ended on somewhat of a low note this year amidst a mass of controversy. This legendary race, held in Australia, acted as the eighth round of the World Touring Car Championship and nearly all of the European teams made it "down under" to take on the Australian outfits on their home ground. As usual the Hardies Heroes one-lap qualification run was staged with a...

Page 25, August 1991

WSC -- Le Mans 24 Hours

The writing was on the wall. Thousands of British enthusiasts made the ritual visit to the famous Restaurant des Hunaudieres, to find that this bastion of French cuisine, right alongside the fastest Part of the Le Mans circuit, had a new sign over the door: Shanghai les 24-Heures. The Orientals had arrived, and by Sunday evening they'd conquered. Mercedes were the pace-makers, running in...

Page 27, October 1986

Touring Car Championship: TT Trophy

Denny Hulme's fourth TT win Two small pieces of motor racing history were made at Silverstone on September 7th. The first was the fact that it was the fiftieth occasion on which the world's oldest motor race had been run, which was celebrated by a parade of some past winning cars. The second was that Denny Hulme won his fourth TT. Since 21 years span Hulme's first and latest win, this may...

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