Articles tagged GTE

Page 107 of January 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, January 2013

Playing to the masses

Ginetta used to be described as 'niche'. Not any longer. Thanks to owner Lawrence Tomlinson, the British sports car company is growing up fast By Ed Foster Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson leans forward and puts his mug of tea down. "The thing is," he says, "we're absolutely passionate about GT racing." It's a phrase you'd expect to read in a brochure, but anyone who knows Tomlinson will know...

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The sporting tyre makers

Pirelli: racing yesterday, rallying today with techniques for tomorrow As the astonishing publicity generated by their wall calendars fades into memories of 1974, Pirelli Ltd. in Britain have become one of the staunchest sporting supporters of all. Rally championships, a series of sporting forums and an accurate avalanche of publicity to exploit the company's considerable competition success, all...

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Toyota Celica GT4

In an era of fast-changing regulations, Toyota overcame a catalogue of headaches with a complex machine to produce this, the car with which Carlos Sainz won the 1990 WRC The four-wheel-drive rally car was a lusty infant from the moment it emerged, in the shape of the Audi Quattro, on the 1981 Monte Carlo Rally and promptly led for the first 10 stages. Its teenage years were turbulent as the sport...

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The 53rd Targa Florio

A Porsche Monopoly Cefalu, Sicily, May 4th. The Targa Florio is not so much a race as a state of mind and a drive down through Southern Italy and along the fantastic northern coast road of Sicily puts you well into the atmosphere that can only be Targa Florio. No matter how quietly you leave Messina, heading west for Palermo, the mountain roads soon get into your blood, as does the approaching...

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Road Impressions of...

The Hexagon Elan Sprint and The Datsun 160B Of all the cars we have tested in recent months few have attracted anything like the attention of the Hexagon Elan Sprint Estate. Readers of Motor Sport may already have seen photographs of the car in our advertisement pages and we were keen to try this exciting vehicle for ourselves. We knew it was an exciting car simply because any normal Elan Sprint...

Page 79 of May 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, May 1972

Letters from readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them.—EdThe answer to inflation Sir, I wonder if you will allow me to give Mr. P. E. Porrett the answer to his problem of disaffection with the AA and the increase of subscriptions. The answer is, RESIGN—it's as simple as that. It is a great pity that the majority of the British...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Early bath for Palmer's F2 The Formula 2 series, which has been run by Jonathan Palmer's MotorSport Vision enterprise since 2009, will not continue into the final year of its contract with the FIA. The series was launched as a low-cost championship, which would sit below Formula 1. MSV ran the cars as one large team and despite various power upgrades it became a stepping stone to GP2 rather than...

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Formula Three Championship

With Shell and Motor Sport backing again Following a successful first year in which Shell and Motor Sport magazine combined to run a British Championship for Formula Three cars it has been decided to continue the association for a second year despite the change of regulations for this popular formula. The new championship was announced by Motor Circuit Developments recently and will be known as...

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Honda NSX to ride again

Honda is set to pitch the new generation NSX against Chrysler in the GTE class. Honda Performance Development, American Honda’s competition arm, has revealed that it will be developing the new petrol-electric hybrid for racing. It is most likely that it will be developed for the GTE class, making it eligible for the Le Mans 24 Hours, the new FIA World Endurance Championship and the American Le...

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On Test -- Rover 216 GTi 16v

Invigorating Rover Sharp decreases in new car sales have not passed Rover by, but the sparkling performance of the versatile 3/4/5-door Rover 200/400 line, and the later Metros, must partially offset the slow selling sting of the moribund Maestro and Montego, plus the disappointing commercial record of the 800/Sterling in the USA. The Rover 216 GTi 16v we examine in our new abbreviated test...

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