Articles tagged David Grace

Page 16 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, April 2004

Matters of moment

Euro Trophy for Britain The European Sports-Prototype Trophy will grace British tracks for the first time in four seasons in 2004, with events at Oulton Park and Silverstone. The 1960s GT cars and sports-prototypes will race at the Cheshire track for the first time as part of the Gold Cup meeting on August 29/30. Group 4 Racing's Jonathan Baker said: "We've got two new venues, more entrants and...

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Rockingham set to roll

Despite the announcement that the Eurospeedway Lausitzring track will not host a round of the FedEx CART Championship this year, the Rockingham race will go ahead as planned on September 14. Fears that the British round would be harmed when the German venue filed for bankruptcy recently were scotched by David Grace, chief exec at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Britain's fastest motor race will be...

Page 91 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, October 2011

A When B

When Britain began rockin'em t's 10 years shce RocKhgnam Votor Speedway opened wfn a dramatt Cnamp Car race, The new ova owed tnanKs to one man's \/sbn but by tnen ne was on tne sbe nes BY DAMIEN SMITH Saturday afternoons go, this is trippy. The collective howl of 26 Champ Car engines engulfs all the senses as the multicoloured missiles sweep off Turn 4. Oval racing must be seen to be believed,...

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Rockingham lands May CART date for 2003

Britain's ChampCar race at Rockingham will move forward from September to May next year. The move to the May 3/4 Bank Holiday weekend is a major fillip for the track, whose inaugural ChampCar event nearly didn't take place last year after a combination of weather and construction problems on the brand-new circuit interrupted practice and delayed the televised race. "We've gained one of the best...

Page 15 of August 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, August 1997

RAC hillclimbs fifty not out

The evergreen RAC British Hillclimb Championship celebrated its Golden Jubilee in style at Shelsley Walsh on June 6, when all but two of the 19 living champions returned to the classic hill which with the Bo'ness venue in Scotland, scene of the inaugural event, no longer available hosted the second round on June 21, 1947. Six-time champ Tony Marsh (who first won in 1955 in a Cooper-JAP, and...

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Hill Start

Phil Llewellin returns to the place where his motor-journalism career began and rediscovers hillclimbing's unique and timeless atmosphere. Accelerating like a clothyard arrow at Agincourt, McLaren's prodigiously potent F1 reaches 100mplh in less time than it takes to recite the opening lines of The Lord's Prayer. We are talking about 6.3 seconds. All things being relative, even that rate of...

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Historic oval races survive storm

The futures of Rockingham motor speedway and the Coys Historic Festival have been assured, despite several recent changes at the highest levels of both organisations. Britain's new motorsport complex is scheduled to open with the Historic Festival over the weekend of 26-28 May, but has hit the headlines recently with a major management shake-up. At the same time, Jeffrey Pattinson has retired...

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British hillclimb champions celebrate Golden Jubilee

The Majority of the 19 surviving champions and their cars will be present when the Midland Automobile Club hosts the 50th anniversary celebrations for the RAC British Hillclimb Championship at Shelsley Walsh, near Worcester, on June 7/8. Shelsley, which remains virtually unchanged since its first event in 1905, was the backdrop for the second round of the inaugural series on June 21, 1947. The...

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Cosworth DFV – Horses for courses

Cosworth’s brilliant engine ruled F1, but it was far from a one-trick pony. Graham Robson describes how it turned out to be rather adaptable, and turned up in some very unexpected places The DFV was the world’s most successful F1 engine – but it was much more than that. For more than 30 years it, and its derivatives, won in almost every branch of motorsport. Sports cars? For sure. Indycars? No...

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Editorial

If Silverstone loses the British Grand Prix, it will be a huge blow to the venue. But we are unlikely to lose the circuit itself. The same cannot be said for other British tracks: Snetterton, Oulton Park, Cadwell Park and Brands Hatch are all up for grabs. There are monied enthusiasts in the running, of course, but do they possess the financial clout of a supermarket chain or a mainstream builder...

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