Articles tagged Carlos Barbot

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Go with the Blow

In 1930 Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin defied Bentley by supercharging its beloved 4½. Eighty-four years on, we take an unforgettable ride as the Blower blasts back to the track where its legend was written Writer Rob Widdows We thunder through the night; I cannot feel the top of my head, so fierce is the wind buffeting from the bonnet. I try to snuggle down into the warm footwell but to no avail. On we...

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Masters get French flier

Brabham and March were victorious on the Masters Racing Series’ first visit to Magny-CoursBy Paul Lawrence Six different non-Cosworth Grand Prix engines running in one event marked the first Masters Festival to be run outside Britain, when the Masters Racing Series took over the French GP circuit of Magny-Cours. A date at the end of a busy summer did not help grids, and entries were generally...

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Weekend of endurance draws packed field to Spa

The event surrounding the Historic Six Hours at Spa is now one of the busiest classic race meetings of the season. The 2003 edition was no different, with hundreds of entries across the packed three-day programme. The headline event, running into the darkness of Saturday evening, turned into a Ford GT40 contest as the car of Aaron Hsu and sometime TGP front-runner Christian Glasel emerged with a...

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Lola beats Chevron in French street race festival

Grand Prix Historique: Pau The annual historic event around the streets of Pau produced some fine racing from magnificent fields, none more so than in the European Sports Prototype Trophy encounter. Carlos Barbot had his hands full threading his Lola T70 through the barrier-lined streets of the French town — but he also had to fend off a race-long challenge from the Chevron B16 of veteran John...

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Hot Chevron pairing are simply mustard

Dijon Historic Grand Prix Jon Minshaw and Martin Stretton bagged another endurance success at a former French GP track when Dijon hosted its annual historic event in mid-July. They guided the former's Chevron B16 to victory in the three-hour race, to add to their existing Spa Six Hours title. An engine fire put the B6 of Simon Hadfield/Michael Schryver out of this race, but Hadfield's team...

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Duncan Dayton is town flyer

May 27/28 Brabham driver gives Master class in town despite a challenge from Shadowman Danny Baker Street circuit master Duncan Dayton added four more wins to his impressive tally at Pau, including both Grand Prix Masters, during the annual Historic Grand Prix around the famous track. Fresh from victory at Monaco a week earlier, Dayton qualified only sixth but with a change of gear ratios was in...

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Littlewood and Kelleners do the double

European Historic Grand Prix: Zolder The biggest event of the season at Zolder marked the 40th anniversary of Belgium's 'other' racetrack. The undoubted star of the show was Mike Littlewood, who won both FORCE Classic GP races in his Wolf WR1 despite starting the second race from the pitlane when overheating concerns struck. Professional sportscar racer Ralf Kelleners also did a double in the...

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Pace notes -- your guide to what's coming up...

Street action heads south -- GP do Porto Portugal, July 9/10: The inaugural Grande Premio do Porto is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the 2005 historic racing programme. Over the weekend of July 9/10, the clock will be turned back 45 years to the second and final Portuguese Grand Prix at the daunting street circuit in Oporto. Though now shortened to 2.7 miles, the new Boavista track is...

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Trimmer hustles Lola to Bell glory

May 6/7Brands hero storms field with F5000 Lola while Amon shows pace but fragility in GPM encounter The return to racing of the unique Amon F101 and the spectacle of Tony Trimmer reunited with his Lola T332 F5000 car were just two highlights of the HSCC's 17th Brands Hatch Superprix. Although the HGPCA fields were down a little with the Monaco Historic GP just a fortnight away, the racing lacked...

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News in brief

Jonathan Baker will team up with Carlos Barbot to share the Lola T70 of the Portuguese racer in several more Group 4 races this season. Having started with victory at Montlhéry, they were due to share the car in the round at Dijon and at the Le Mans Classic. * * * A repeat of the New Zealand F5000 series is planned for January and February 2005. A group of UK-based cars are expected to race...

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