Articles tagged Butch Leitzinger

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Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

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Lunch with... Oliver Gavin

He accepted that he wouldn't make it to F1 early on, but since then he's claimed five ALMS titles and four class victories at Le Mans By Simon Taylor Formula 1 is naturally the summit of every young driver's ambition, the goal that spurs him on to scale each successive rung of the ladder. When his early efforts go well, when the pundits' plaudits start to include prognostications of future...

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The month in Motor Sport

January17: Al Unser Jnr escapes with a shaking after crashing his Penske heavily during testing at Phoenix. 18: Franck Lagorce, one of the European F3000 Championship favourites, signs for Apomatox. 20: Ayrton Senna laps quickly at Estoril during his first run for Williams. Eddie Irvine, whose position at Jordan has just been confirmed, is second quickest, half a second shy of the Brazilian. 20:...

Page 82 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, September 2005

Still crazy after all these years

Elliott Forbes-Robinson is one of the most consistently successful drivers North America has ever produced. Gary Watkins reveals how he's still winning big at 61 He beat Gilles Villeneuve in Formula Atlantic, Keke Rosberg and Alan Jones in Can-Am. He claimed championship honours in Super Vee, Trans-Am and sports-prototypes, and has competed in everything from the Daytona 500 to the Pikes Peak...

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Vipers overturn form-book in closest-ever Daytona 24hr finish

The 38th Daytona 24-hour race has been won outright by the ORECA Chrysler Viper of Olivier Beretta, Karl Wendlinger and Dominque Dupuy. The much favoured and faster cars in the prototype category faded to give all three podium positions to the lesser GTO category. ORECA Vipers occupied three of the top five positions. But it was no walkover for the winning car which only took the lead after 22...

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Team Bentley confirm their Le Mans target

Bentley have ended speculation surrounding their 2002 Le Mans participation — and have given a strong hint that they will tackle the 24-hour enduro in 2003, too. Newly-announced chairman elect, Franz-Josef Paefgen, said: "I am thrilled to confirm that the Bentley Boys will be back at Le Mans this year." The EXP Speed 8's design and development will remain under the stewardship of Racing...

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Question time

Will the WSC formula work? Daytona 24 Hours The new era of open-top, naturally aspirated World Sports Cars opened at the Daytona Speedway, Florida, on February 5/6, raising as many questions as were answered at the Rolex 24-Hour race. The big event was won, on its 30th anniversary, by a front-engined car for the first time since 1976, a Nissan 300ZX from the GTS category, and by the handsome...

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Matters of Moment

editorial As you read this, we are completing the final pages of the next edition. It will be no normal issue. In it, we will be celebrating the birthday of this magazine which started life 75 years ago as The Brooklands Gazette. Quite apart from its unique content, it will be, by some margin, the biggest issue of MOTOR SPORT that has ever been created. Alongside the usual series and stories will...

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An Audi with a roof? Put a lid on it...

Bentley conquered Le Mans all over again in 2003 with this stunning Speed 8. Just don’t suggest it’s a German car in disguise… Unalloyed triumphs are rare events. With almost every victory comes a tinge of regret, a sense not just of a job well done, but ways in which it could have been done even better. Bentley’s successful three-year campaign to win the Le Mans 24 Hours at the start of this...

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Path Finders

The alliance of Messrs Riley and Scott back in 1990 has created a company which has ruffled the US racing establishment, reports Mike Cotton To some, Riley and Scott might sound like a vaudeville duo, but an outright victory in the Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona will have gone a long way to dispel such base ideas. If Wayne Taylor gets his way he'll be at Le Mans in June trying to achieve a famous...

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