Articles tagged Bob Berridge

Page 117 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, October 2014

Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

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First-class second class

We asked versatile Frenchman Nicolas Minassian to try his hand at Group C2 – sports car racing’s finishing school when such as Porsche and Jaguar ruled the roost – and assess the formula’s enduring appeal Writer Simon Arron, photographer Howard Simmons "In my eyes it’s the best race in the world, bar none,” Nicolas Minassian says. “I’ve done Le Mans 15 times now and feel the same sense of...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

In a sparkling new era of fuel efficiency and high technology, how fitting that Le Mans should be the scene of a 24 Hours that harked back to how it used to be. We’ve taken astounding levels of reliability for granted in recent years, as top-line drivers select sprint mode for the great enduro, despite the length, duration and grind that awaits them. But this time, each of the ‘big three’ proved...

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Righting a wrong

Le Mans and Silverstone wins may not elude the C11 for much longer The Mercedes-Benz C11 could finally avenge its two most notable defeats in 2010, albeit in the historic Group C Racing series. The championship for Group C and IMSA GTP cars will visit both Silverstone and Le Mans next year, and C11-89-00 will be on the grid. Three-time Thoroughbred Grand Prix title winner Bob Berridge bought the...

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Fast, Furious and Fun

If you haven't been to watch Formula Three this year, you have missed some of the best racing ever. Only two competitive chassis (Ralt and Reynard), three engines (Toyota, Alfa and Volkswagen), control tyres (Avon), yet more than a dozen drivers who can be within a second of each other in qualifying — and that is just out of the thirty Class A cars. In Class B, for cars of at least a year's...

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50 years on

In order to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of VE Day, the HSCC hosted a one-off two-day Historic race meeting at Donington Park, and with the assistance of a number of specialist clubs and groups, including the VSCC and HGPCA, assembled a quite superb entry, which, in terms of variety and quality, was second only to the Coys Festival in the British racing calendar, with on-track action being...

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Curtain-Raiser

British and Czech interests got together on 30 September/1 October to present a new development in historic racing — a major race meeting on the other side of the old Iron Curtain. The venue was the ultra-modern Brno autodrome in the Czech Republic, which hosted the final 1995 rounds of both the FIA Cup for Thoroughbred Grand Prix Cars and the International Super Sports Cup. Champion-elect Martin...

Page 28 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 2013

XJR-14 back on track

Minassian dominates Silverstone in rebuilt Jaguar After more than 20 years of inactivity, a 1991 Jaguar XJR-14 Group C car made a triumphant return to racing at the Silverstone Classic. Owned by Bob Berridge, the sole surviving example of the three chassis built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing has been restored by the Chamberlain-Synergy team and was driven by French sports car ace Nicolas Minassian. “...

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1999 - The essential guide to the season

From Coys to Goodwood, Le Mans to Monza, this season's historic calendar is packed with thrills. Marcus Pye previews the best action. From ignominious failure to heroic Formula One World Championship success, engineering folly to mechanical wizardry, the story of British Racing Motors is a compelling one. Back in 1949, when the shattering sound of the first supercharged V16 engine roused the...

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Classic tracks for historic runners

Formula One cars from the 1966-84 3-litre era will return to the evocative Spa, Paul Ricard, Monza and Brands Hatch venues where they raced in period, in the 1998 FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Car Championship. Competitors will also experience the current Hungaroring and Nurburgring Grand Prix circuits, and enormous crowds at Most in the Czech Republic for the first time in the fourth year of the...

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