News in brief, June 2006



Schumacher’s pole record

Michael Schumacher finally broke Ayrton Senna’s record for grand prix pole positions at the San Marino GP. One day after claiming his 56th pole, the German took victory at Imola (pictured).

Green movements

Willie Green will drive the 1925 Vauxhall 30/98 course car at the VSCC meeting at Oulton Park on June 10. 1t will be his first time on a circuit since his Goodwood crash last year

Sears catalogue

Two handicap races for pre-66 GT and touring cars will support the World Touring Car Championship round at Brands Hatch on May 20/21. The races will honour double BSCC champion Jack Sears.

Piquet and Senna on top

As Motor Sport went to press, Nelson Piquet Jnr (pictured) and Bruno Senna (nephew of Ayrton) were leading the GP2 and British F3 championships respectively. Those Brazilian dynasties are looking good.

Win a day at Prescott

Motor Sport is teaming up with the Prescott hillclimb course to offer a free day at the track’s driving school on May 24 or June 7. Six runners-up will be given tickets to the Cooper Day hillclimb on July 23. Just answer this question: who was the first man to win a World Championship GP in a Cooper? Send answer to: editorial@