Articles tagged David Kennedy

Page 28 of November 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1988

World Sportscar Championship: Fuji 1000kms

Brundle's day Martin Brundle took a sabbatical from Formula One racing in order to win the World Sports-Prototype Championship for Drivers, and the ambition was realised at Fuji on October 9 when he and Eddie Cheever won the Japanese 1000km in their Jaguar XJR-9. Brundle's season began with a rousing victory in the Daytona 24-Hours, and he continued to win five World Championship events (of ten...

Page 54 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, June 1989

Le Mans 24hrs: preview

Equipes et pilotes Only a provisional list of Le Mans entries, without any confirmed drivers, was available at the time of going to press, and some of the race numbers had yet to be allocated. Traditionally this is a time for wishful thinking for some teams (though these dreams have to be backed up by a hefty non-returnable entry fee), but Mike Cotton and Ian Briggs speculate as to which machines...

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Don't fence me in

The one that got away: Rupert Keegan 1979 Aurora F1 Silverstone A collision with David Kennedy blew any chance of a race win, but he still did enough to claim the Aurora F1 title. By Adam Cooper "In 1978, I had a big accident in a Surtees at Zandvoort. I injured my hand, so I lost any opportunities for Formula One for the following year. Then Jackie Oliver got on to me and asked if I would drive...

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World Sportscar Championship: Le Mans reflections

Annual outings Look at the grid for most rounds of the World Sportscar Championship, and you can count perhaps 30 Group C cars. Stand in the tribunes at the Sarthe at five minutes to four on a certain June weekend, and your total could well reach 55 cars — though a mere 47 started this year's Vingt-Quatre Heures du Mans. Two groups make up the difference: those Group C contenders using Le Mans as...

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Fuji 1,000 Kms

Fuji 1,000 Kms Watson joins a winning team IT WAS third time lucky for John Watson as a member of the Rothmans-Porsche endurance team. At Spa in early September the Ulsterman was struggling to match the pace of his team-mates, certainly not helped by a 956 that didn't run properly all weekend. At Imola a fortnight later in the drivers' championship race the experimental twin-clutch gearbox failed...

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Simon Arron

Turning back the clockThruxton, March 30-31 & Oulton Park, April 1: a traditional Easter double revisited... in reverse The recipe was usually similar: bicycle, tent, Camping Gaz stove, one small saucepan, a few tinned meals and a couple of equally daft mates. I first attended an Easter Oulton Park meeting in 1972, to watch Niki Lauda win a sodden round of the British Formula 2 Championship,...

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Ireland's best head to Belfast

The Belfast City open+direct Millennium Festival at Stormont Castle on Monday 28 August is certain to be Northern Ireland's biggest-ever motorsport occasion. The Ulster Cancer Foundation event will feature the following: Kenny Acheson in a 1983 RAM; Derek Daly in a Williams FW08; David Kennedy in a Wolf WR2; Martin Donnelly in a Lotus 79; John Watson in a Joitlan 191 and 199; Eddie Irvine in...

Page 42 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, June 2001

The Scream that got the Cat

Does the sound of the Shrill rotary engine haunt Tom Walkinshaw? Mazda's 1991 defeat of the overweight Jaguars and fragile Sauber-Mercedes was a classic. Adam Cooper saw it all The finish of Le Mans is always a great occasion, but this one is special. The little greenand-orange Mazda has humiliated the mighty Sauber-Mercedes and Jaguar teams, not to mention ambitious newcomers Peugeot. Until now...

Page 41 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1979

Race of Champions

Sunshine Day Brands Hatch, April 15th SNOWED OFF on March 18th the Race of Champions meeting was held in glorious sunshine on Easter Sunday before a fair-sized crowd, which should indicate to over-enthusiastic race promoters that the old-established principle (now long forgotten) of starting a new season at Easter wasn't such a bad idea. The idea behind this year's Race of Champions was to raise...

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Pictures from an exhibition

The London Motor Racing Show took place in mid-February, sponsored by the Daily Express in association with Motoring News and MOTOR SPORT. Reintroduced to the capital in 1992, the event has developed considerably in the past 12 months, with a massive increase in floorspace and a corresponding rise in the number of exhibits. There was greater diversity, too, with several opportunities for audience...

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