Articles tagged Walter Brun

Page 26, May 1985

Mass and lckx Win Economy Run

Early last year there was a terrible shemozzle in the sports car world when FISA decided at short notice to "do a deal" with the American IMSA organisation. They scrapped the proposed fuel economy rules for a start, requiring a 15% reduction in the amount available for a 1,000 kilometre event, to 510 litres, and the works Porsche team was so upset that it withdrew its cars from Le Mans. All that...

Page 40, June 2002

Long-distance front runners

A car's greatness can be measured not just in results but also by the memories it triggers. Some of the 956/962's famous operators tell David Malsher what this car means to them At the end of 1981, I went to see Professor [Helmut] Bott of Porsche. He said, Well, Derek, we would like you to drive for us next year. We are building a monocoque chassis; we have never done that before. We are putting...

Page 24, January 1984

Kyalami 1,000 Kms

Bell's race, Ickx's title For the first time since 1974 the Sports Car Club of South Africa was allocated a championship endurance race, the Kyalami 1,000 Kms event on December 10th being the seventh and final round of the 1983 World Endurance Championship. Run a full two months after the previous round, at Fuji, the South African event attracted a top-class entry, 25 cars from Europe including...

Page 25, October 1990

Home Rule for Mercedes

Continuing what now looks like a repeat whitewash of the World Sports Prototype Championship, the Sauber Mercedes team notched up another 1 —2 success at the Nürburgring in August. The Silk Cut Jaguars were fast and reliable, finishing in third and fourth places one lap behind, and Mark Blundell was "best of the rest" in a solo drive taking his Nissan to fifth place, three laps in arrears. It...

Page 18, February 1991

Under Scrutiny - Brun Technic

The Underdog Walter Brun, 1986 World Team Champion in sports car racing, will forsake Porsche in the year ahead and start the season as he means to go on, in a new car bearing his own name. The Brun, to be powered by a 3½ litre Judd EV V8 engine, is on course for testing and development well before the season opens in Suzuka. It is being constructed in Brun Motorsport's workshop in Stans,...

Page 8, March 1988

IMSA: Daytona 24hrs

Tom cats lick American cream As important to Jaguar as victory itself in the Daytona SunBank 24-Hour race was the psychological boost that it now has the machinery to go the full distance with reasonable reliability, at a speed to beat the Porsches. Le Mans, here we come! The opening round of the IMSA Camel GT series, was as usual a punishing contest in which the winning car was the one with...

Page 9, February 1989

Formula One scene

Exiting times ahead When the new Formula One due to start in 1989 was announced it sounded deadly dull and I thought about taking up model-car collecting. That was two years ago and I am happy to say that since then things have changed for the better. At the time when we were told that turbocharged 11/2-litre engines would be outlawed at the end of 1988 we were at a fantastically high peak of...

Page 22, January 1989

Cotton on....

Revolution? Although it was generally unremarked at the time, the 10th round of the World Sports-Prototype Championship at Fuji was significant in being the last world championship 1000 kilometre race to be held, ending an era that dates back to 1953 when the FIA announced the World Sportscar Championship for Manufacturers. Typically the series was announced in February, five weeks before the...

Page 14, April 1990

WS-PC Season Preview

"Economy Racing" Era to End In October the Group C sports car formula will follow Formula One into the new decade, ruled by 3.5-litre normally aspirated engines. The `economy' era, dictated by the need to make 51 litres of fuel last 100 kilometres, will be ended to the delight of most drivers but the mechanism to equalise the performances of production block, racing, turbocharged and normally...

Page 38, June 1985

World Endurance Championship: Silverstone 1,000 Kms

— a cliff-hanger Maybe Jochen Mass made the most prophetic remark after winning at Vallelunga, when he commented that the cars would get better, and the drivers would get used to driving for economy. The opening round had almost been an embarrassment as the leading cars slowed, and then slowed some more to reach the finish line on their allocation of 510 litres, 15% less than last year's 600...

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