Articles tagged David Richards

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The 25th anniversary of the World Rally Championship

The 25th anniversary of the World Rally Championship victory of Ari Vatanen and David Richards will be a key feature of Rallyday 2006 at Castle Combe on July 22. It was in 1981 that they took their Rothmans-backed Escort Mk2 to the world crown and a selection of rally cars from that era will be among the demonstrations.

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

F3 Trophy race revived A landmark race in the acceptance of the 500cc Formula 3 category as a serious racing class will be revived at Silverstone in April. A modern-day version of the 100-mile Commander Yorke Trophy race will be part of the programme at the VSCC Spring Start meeting (April 20/21). Up to 30 cars are expected for 25and 20-minute races. First run at Silverstone in 1949, the race was...

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Audi gifted ninth Le Mans

On Saturday night at the Circuit de la Sarthe thousands of Brits turned away from the motor race in front of them to watch England's World Cup campaign get off to a faltering start against the USA. Victory was theirs for the taking, but they failed to deliver. Then as the fans switched their attention back to the motor race they witnessed another national team implosion. How Peugeot missed this...

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Modern Times

In the Barcelona paddock, the main topic of conversation wasn't the continuing domination of F1 by Michael Schumacher, the perceptibly widening gap between Ferrari and Williams, or the apparent lack of power produced by the engine that Mercedes and Ilmor have built for McLaren this year. It was Jordan's recent decision to get rid of almost 60 of its staff, starting with long-serving managing...

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Brunch with... Anthony Davidson

From karting stardom to a testing time in Formula 1, this dedicated professional is now chasing victory at Le Mans writer Simon Taylor. Photographer James Mitchell Career in brief Born: 18/4/1979, Hemel Hempstead, Herts Karting: 1987-1999. Formula Ford: 1999-2000, won FF Festival and McLaren/Autosport Young Driver Award. F3: 2001 Carlin Motorsport F1: BAR test driver 2001-06, Minardi 2002, Super...

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News in brief

Motor Sport's sister magazine F1 Racing recently asked its subscribers what name British American Racing should take when rebranding itself this winter. The overwhelming response was to bring back 'Team Lotus' to grand prix grids. The magazine will present the results to BAR's David Richards. ***** Richard Lloyd, who has masterminded Bentley's Le Mans challenge for the past two years, made his...

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The greatest rally driver of all time

It's no easy thing to rank a century of rally drivers, but John Davenport asked some of the great names in the sport for their votes on which one had it all Man has faced all manner of difficult tasks over the years, such as climbing the north face of the Eiger. But it is just possible that, in the first few months of the twenty-first century, Motor Sport has already discovered something harder....

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Le Mans 24 Hours

The 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours was one of the most exciting races at La Sarthe for many years. The winning Audi R18 of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer crossed the line a mere 13.854 seconds ahead of the second-placed car – the Peugeot 908 of Simon Pagenaud, Sébastien Bourdais and Pedro Lamy.  This was the closest finish since the Ford-Porsche duel of 1969, but how closely matched...

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Contrasting fortunes

In Formula 1 the world can change in a weekend. A struggling team is suddenly a potential contender, while a double World Champion has trouble finding an empty seat By Nigel Roebuck Once the season was done and all need for pretence past, McLaren lost no time in severing ties with Fernando Alonso, and no surprise there. For months it had become clear that any question of team and driver...

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Just ColinColin McMaster & David Evans As a 12-year-old schoolboy in 1995 I was allowed one poster on the dormitory wall. There were quite a few featuring supercars (scantily clad women weren’t allowed), but there was only one of Colin McRae – mine. Everyone knew who he was, though, such was his fame after winning the World Rally Championship that year. It’s not often that reading a book...



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