Articles tagged Repsol

Page 116 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, February 2014

All arms and elbows

Marc Márquez rewrote the rules of MotoGP technique last season and, in so doing, became the youngest premier-class champ in the sport’s history. What drives Spain’s latest bike-racing phenomenon?Writer Mat Oxley You are at the circus to witness the world’s greatest high-wire artists do their thing. You can barely see the wire, one hundred feet above you, and there’s no safety net. The lights go...

Page 4 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, October 1995

The month in Motor Sport

August 16: Upon confirmation of his two-year deal with Ferrari, Michael Schumacher promptly touts Damon Hill as favourite for the 1996 title! The German reasons that Williams is still likely to have the best engine/chassis combination — but maintains that this wasn't the kind of challenge he was seeking. Meanwhile, Ferrari's current number one driver, Gerhard Berger, fires a couple of broadsides...

Page 14 of April 1990 archive issue thumbnail 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 83 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, August 2008

A new world order

SEAT’s diesel has risen to the fore in this year’s World Touring Car Championship, to the consternation of its petrol-powered rivals. And the battle’s coming to Britain soon By Rob Widdows The Pyrénées are hidden in heavy cloud. The rain is falling on Pau, ‘ville de soleil et de jardins’. Every gust of wind, every passing cloud, brings new anxieties for those who race around the streets of this...

Page 40 of December 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1993

First is not enough

Francois Delecour needed to win. What he didn't need was for Juha Kankkunen to fare so well... There are two ways of looking at the situation which arises when a championship is settled before it reaches its final round. The first involves disappointment that the series has not lasted its full term, and that the last qualifier will not be as fiercely contested as it might. Second, it could be...

Page 38 of October 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1991

Nürburgring 430 km

Derek's Day In the three months between the Silverstone 430 km race in May and the ADAC's Nürburgring event on August 17, Mercedes and Peugeot made great efforts to close the gap between themselves and Jaguar. In terms of lap times they were quite successful, narrowing a four second per lap chasm to less than one second, but their reliability factor hadn't improved at all. The two purple Silk Cut...

Page 41 of March 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, March 1991

Vauxhall Lotus - Track Test

Acid Test October '88. The 'old' Silverstone Club circuit, a cold drying track, few cars and no spectators. A novice racer carefully exits the pit lane in a sleek and potent machine. It is this young racer's first taste of slicks and wings and most of all, of power! In just ten brief laps the driver dispenses with his novice tag, the last and tenth lap stops the clock, half a second adrift of the...

Page 25 of August 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, August 1991

WSC -- Le Mans 24 Hours

The writing was on the wall. Thousands of British enthusiasts made the ritual visit to the famous Restaurant des Hunaudieres, to find that this bastion of French cuisine, right alongside the fastest Part of the Le Mans circuit, had a new sign over the door: Shanghai les 24-Heures. The Orientals had arrived, and by Sunday evening they'd conquered. Mercedes were the pace-makers, running in...

Page 23 of March 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, March 1991

Cotton On

Corporate Cowardice Already hard-pressed for business and profits, the world's airlines are now hit again by the Gulf war crisis. Many major international companies have forbidden their staffs to board international flights, and the first effect of this in motor racing was the absence of Olivetti's Rolando Argentero from Daytona, on the first leg of his contract to time the IMSA series. This...

Page 26 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 1991

WSC -- Monza 430 kms

Set for the Season? Jaguar's XJR-14 is by far the fastest car taking part in the Sportscar World Championship, and the Silk Cut team's 1-2 success at Monza on May 5 was well deserved because their problems were minor compared with others. Derek Warwick made two unscheduled pit stops on his way to victory, one to have his windscreen cleaned and another to comply with a stop-go penalty, and in...

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