Articles tagged BMW Motorsport

Page 44 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, July 1993

Art for the heart's sake

McLaren's stunning F1 sports car unleashed at Goodwood Gordon Murray has a party trick. Behind his back the 6.1-litre V12 is burbling away happily at tickover, the needle just edging up as he snicks the gear lever into first and trickles out of the Goodwood pits. At 30 mph he moves the lever, a satisfying snickety-snick, and floors the throttle. A shrill, vibrant noise fills the McLaren's cabin,...

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Munich or bust

It was quick, powerful, reliable and adaptable. With more finance – and imagination – BMW's rally contender could have been a serious rival to Escort and Stratos, writes John Davenport During the 1970s the Stratos was writing rally history. Following its first appearance in October 1974, it scored three straight world championship titles and won the inaugural FIA Cup for Drivers for Sandro Munari...

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Simply the best?

May 1986: we were privileged to be at the Sardinian launch of a motor car that changed the results sheets of World Championship rallying, and proved to be remarkably able and practical on the road. At the time, Lancia only expected to make 3000 Delta 4x4s, but when news came through of the abolition of Group B as the formula for World Championship events in 1987, Lancia swiftly (in mid press...

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Industry insight: Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

Tickford's time trial Although robotic mass production, preferably measured in millions, is seen as the only profitable avenue for multi-national car makers, Great Britain plc has found alternative ways to make money from the car business. Selling circuit expertise is exemplified by March Group plc becoming the first racing car manufacturer to go public on a capitalisation exceeding £14 million....

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Grandees line up for forum

Big names will appear at the 2007 Motor Sport Business Forum on December 5/6 at the Grimaldi Conference and Exhibition Centre in Monaco. Speakers include Max Mosley, BMW Motorsport director Mario Theissen, Honda Racing CEO Nick Fry, WilliamsF1 Head of Marketing Scott Garrett, Toyota Motor Sport President John Howett and RBS ambassador Sir Jackie Stewart. For further information see www....

Page 44 of March 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1993

Lamm to the slaughter

Schnitzer and BMW. The two words are pretty well synonymous. Under the shrewd direction of Karl 'Charly' Lamm, Schnitzer-prepared BMWs have been winning top-level international touring car races for years, be they World Championship or European Championship. Since the dissolution of those two multi-national contests, Schnitzer has concentrated its efforts on home soil, although its highly...

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INSIGHT - MCLAREN'S GT RACER

Famous five? McLaren prepares to broaden its motor racing attack. . . McLaren is charting a course to join Porsche and Ferrari, the 'greats’ in endurance racing, with a fleet of five Gordon Murray designed F1 GTR Grand Touring cars being prepared for the 1995 season. Ray Bellm, former World Champion C2 Sportscar driver, is the only entrant who has revealed his intention to run a 627...

Page 41 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1982

Formula Two review

The finest discovery since Jochen Rindt? FORMULA TWO has a revelation in its ranks. The sharpest, boldest, and most naturally talented driver since Jochen Rindt appeared in the formula fourteen years ago. Superlatives, yes. But BMW Motorsport Director Dieter Stappert, never usually a man prone to emotive statement, is sure that they are justified. He has been all along. It was Stappert who...

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