Articles tagged Denis Welch

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Historic racing news

Combe Classic is big hit Next year’s event already at the planning stage | by Paul Lawrence The Castle Combe Autumn Classic has been hailed as one of the best events at the Wiltshire track for many years, after the annual festival came of age in 2014. “I think that’s the best event we’ve run for a very long time,” said circuit marketing boss Rodney Gooch, for whom the October event was a pre-...

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Matters of moment

The Jules Bianchi tragedy has overshadowed everything in motor racing during the past month. In this issue both Mark Hughes and Nigel Roebuck offer perspective on the accident at Suzuka and its possible repercussions. Severe injury is mercifully rare in Grand Prix racing today, which is precisely why the shock felt by the F1 community and fans alike has been so profound. Sadly, for the wider...

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Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

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Letters

Letter of the month War of words War of words Having just read Nigel Roebuck’s chat with Niki Lauda about drivers’ freedom to voice their opinions, I find it interesting that the blame is laid at the feet of the teams. I would say that before a team could give a driver carte blanche to speak to the media, we would need a media that could be trusted to act responsibly – and sadly I don’t see that...

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Historic racing news

Welch tragedy mars Classic Accident claims well-known historic racer | By Paul Lawrence A tragic accident took the life of Denis Welch at the Silverstone Classic – the first fatality in the annual event’s 24-year history. Welch was racing the ex-Syd van der Vyver Lotus 18, a former South African F1 title winner now owned by Malcolm Ricketts, in the second of the weekend’s Historic Grand Prix Car...

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Coys International historic festival preview

If the Coys festival at Silverstone is not already in your diary, put it in now. Marcus Pye reveals why the 2000 edition should be the best ever Fifty years of Formula 1 is the perfect excuse for a celebration at Silverstone, birthplace of the World Championship in 1950, thus the British Racing Drivers' Club has invited an amazing array of champions to a very special Coys International Historic...

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Little cars, big grids

Sir, I can only marvel at your dexterity in managing to compile a 10-page Historic Season Preview in the April edition of Motor Sport - without more than the briefest passing reference to the 2003 Historic Championship of the Year. I am speaking of Historic Formula Junior, in which one can - quite literally - race every weekend between April and October, and which has a pool of over 200 cars...

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HSCC Brands Hatch

Fast becoming one of the highlights of the racing calender is the two day HSCC meeting held on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit. There is so much variety which, allied to a full programme of races and generally very good grids makes it just the sort of meeting to take non-enthusiast friends for a first taste of the sport. It was unfortunate that the rains came on the Saturday but if you're...

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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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Junior jamboree

Formula Junior’s Golden Jubilee celebrations reached their zenith at the HSCC’s Brands Hatch Historic Festival By Paul Lawrence When a grand total of 102 Formula Juniors took to the Brands Hatch circuit across three qualifying sessions, Duncan Rabagliati and the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association had broken all records. Never before had over 100 Formula Junior racing cars competed in a...

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