Articles tagged David Richards

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20,000 mourn McRae

More than 20,000 fans of Colin McRae flooded the streets of Lanark on September 30 to pay their respects at his memorial service. Some 750 family members and friends filled St. Nicholas’ Church, including his former co-drivers Derek Ringer and Nicky Grist, and many other admirers from the motor sport world such as Damon Hill, Dario Franchitti, Alan McNish and Marcus Grönholm. Large TV screens...

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A taste of success

Aston got its LMP1 campaign off to the best possible start with a win Aston Martin, on its Le Mans Series debut with the new LMP1 challenger, took an impressive victory in the Catalunya 1000Kms race near Barcelona. Driven by Jan Charouz, Tomáš Enge and Stefan Mücke, the car made a flawless first race appearance in April. “This was a momentous victory, a fantastic reward for the weeks and months...

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Back to front?

After the thorny question of 'what car should I buy?', the oldest motoring debate is that concerning the merits of front- and rear-wheel drive. In purist racing formulae there is no question about the winning pedigree of the latter, especially when run in alliance with an engine mounted amidships. Yet saloon car racing, particularly where the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship is...

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Aston's brave bid for glory

Three cheers for Aston Martin Racing! In the same month that Mitsubishi pulled the plug on its long-running, fantastically successful Dakar rally raid programme because of economic hardship, Dr Ulrich Bez and David Richards have pushed the button on an audacious campaign to win the Le Mans 24 Hours, 50 years after Aston’s one and only overall victory in the great enduro. They are quite possibly...

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It's David and Goliath just like with the old Mini

Mini returns to world rallying in 2011 facing the same big challenge as it did 50 years ago, but this time with the might of BMW and Prodrive behind it By Rob Widdows The Mini. We all love them. Whether car or fashion icon, both are indelibly lodged in our memories of the Swinging Sixties. Thanks to Alec Issigonis, the Austin and Morris Minis restored pride in the British motor industry. And it...

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Emerald idol

Billy Coleman: Irish rally legend who could have been an international superstar. By John Davenport Just a short while ago I was sitting in the passenger seat of an ex-Rothmans Porsche 911 SCRS, about to do some 'demonstrating' on the Killarney Rally of the Lakes. The name on the car's livery was that of Henri Toivonen, but the instant the commentator's eyes lit on where Billy Coleman had...

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Le Mans 2011 Preview

AUDI vs PEUGEOT vs ASTON MARTINIt's a circus, a festival - and racing's greatest test. Twenty-four gruelling hours that stretch human and mechanical endurance until they snap. Three teams think they can go all the way... GOING UNDERCOVERNew rules have pushed Audi into building a dramatic closed car for its latest assault on Le Mans. We asked the team for the inside story By Damien Smith There's...

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Auriol: Greece Lightning

Not so long ago, Frenchman Didier Auriol was known as the man whom Lady Luck has passed by. Time after time, disaster struck just when it seemed that he would get a good result. His performances were excellent, but something always seemed to go wrong and he notched up retirement after retirement. However, 1992 has seen an about turn for Auriol and his co-driver Bernard Occelli. After winning both...

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A life on the ocean wave? An interesting article by Damien Smith last month – I’d forgotten David Richards was a maritime anorak. I watched the 2013 America’s Cup and you raised an intriguing thought: could we see a David Richards-managed, Adrian Newey-designed yacht crewed by Ben Ainslie in a few years? I’m sure British industry and backers would get behind that.Mike George, EdinburghWe asked...

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Rally Review

Acropolis Rally Simple societies of centuries past had simple rules; if you did wrong, you got the club. Civilisation has brought less rigid punishments since those early times, and has graded them according to laws which have been expanded to accommodate the complexities of human behaviour and all its outcome. That expansion has been gigantic, and there is hardly a country in the modern world...



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