December 1991

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The Month in Motor Sport Oct 14: After an accident on the Pharaohs Rally, Jacky Ickx's co-driver Christian Tarin succumbs to his injuries in a Paris burns clinic. Oct 15: Bertrand Gachot is released...
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Never a dull moment The motoring and motorsporting scene is never dull, which is as well, for this can be libellous word to use these days. But at present the outlook is not bright, either. The RAC...
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Conduct unbecoming Senna delivers an abusive tirade unworthy of a World Champion Immediately after last year's Japanese GP opinions regarding the Senna/Prost first corner shunt could be divided into...
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Every silver lining has a cloud You can't help but feel sorry for the Australians. They put on what is arguably the best organised and most enoyable race of the F1 year, and for the past three...
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Still waters run deep In motor racing, some lessons are never learned. After Roger Williamson's death in 1973, for example, marshalling still continued to be slack in some countries. After Tom Pryce'...
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Media spotlight Dear Reader, I am not certain that I understand the word media, nor that I know where it came from. I think it has replaced the word press, which used to mean anyone who wrote news...
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A prize worth winning Congratulations to James Evans of Bristol, who collected our 'Win a Day at Silverstone' prize (Motor Sport, September). The vast majority of a healthy number of respondents got...
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Manners makyth sportsman Is there anybody out there who can find a good reason for living in Croydon? Other, that is, than the general availability in the borough of a cable television facility. For...
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Plaudits all round Peter Sauber, nice man that he is, shed a few tears. Dr Hermann Hiereth, the man responsible for Mercedes racing engines, looked dumbstruck. The virus that had plagued and...
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Allard reborn A famous old name aims to make an impact on the 1992 Sportscar World Championship The Allard name will return to sportscar racing next year, but tight security surrounds the innovative...
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Fun for the few No matter how tough nor how well organised a rally, in the long run the factor which determines how memorable it will have become is the quality of the competition. An event which...
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Auriol at last Since the tortuous dirt roads in the mountains above the Riviera of the Flowers were all covered in spoilsport tarmac, the Sanremo Rally has never been an easy event for anyone. The...
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An undeserving case When Jean-Claude Bertrand launched the Bandama Rally it did not take the French long to figure that this could be their answer to the Safari. The East African event had achieved...
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Highly Sprung Crunch. Scrape. Bang. Rat-a-tat. Wallop. It sounds like the musical score from Platoon being thrashed out with more than average gusto by Black Sabbath, but apparently all Renault Clio...
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Variety pack The bald fact of Rubens Barrichello winning Dick Bennetts's West Surrey Racing team a second consecutive British F3 title does not truly reflect just how competitive things were at the...
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Breaking the Mould No foreign-based driver has ever won the Formula Ford Festival, though a couple of Europeans have come close. Now the Americans fancy their chances in one of motor racing's...
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Civil Service As a Mercedes Benz badge is one of the most coveted in motoring, it seems appropriate that the same company should also offer the most envied suffix in premium price sports motoring:...
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Models of discretion The run-in to the Autumn motor shows of Frankfurt and Earls Court, the London Motorfair, has naturally been overfilled with "new" model launches. Many of these alleged newcomers...
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496 veterans Incredible as it may seem 496 pre-1905 vehicles were entered for this year's Benson & Hedges RAC/VCC Veteran Run to Brighton. Indeed, the programme told of nearly 500 if you believed...
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Mystery special When a driver of the calibre of Sir Malcolm Campbell elects to drive it, interest is increased in an otherwise obscure car, about which enquiries crop up from time to time, although...
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The Burney Streamline When it made its debut late in 1930, the Burney Streamline created a more than mild sensation, even though it was never to achieve full production status. It was the creation...
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This fuel consumption figure is seemingly unattainable by most cars and drivers. But the news that Daihatsu has got itself into the "Guinness Book of Records" by surpassing this 100 mpg barrier...
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VSCC's Top Trial I think it fair to say that most of the entrants, 93 this year, regard the VSCC Welsh Trial, involving a run-in of 200 miles to the Sunday start on the Saturday and then 13...
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Opinions expressed are those of correspondents and not necessarily those of Motor Sport *** Senna Censure Sir, I am astounded to read about the post race press briefing after the Japanese Grand...

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