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40/30/20/10 years ago

Ganassi Racing’s Jimmy Vasser wins the opening round of the Indycar World Series at Homestead in his Reynard-Honda after early leader Paul Tracy retires.

Spectator deaths throw rallying into turmoil on the Portuguese Rally. The works teams withdraw and Joaquim Moutinho wins in his Renault 5 Turbo.

Ferrari’s Niki Lauda comes out on top in the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami, finishing ahead of McLaren drivers James Hunt and Jochen Mass. Jody Scheckter is fourth.

Newly crowned Tasman champion Jackie Stewart runs away with the final round at Longford, finishing two minutes ahead of BRM team-mate Graham Hill. Jack Brabham is third.