Articles tagged Didier Theys

Page 38 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, September 2008

Readers' Letters

Sorry for Silverstone Sir, So Bernie has finally carried out his threat and Silverstone is no longer ‘the home of British motor sport’. What a sad and dirty tale of bullying and big business this has been. For my part I am very disappointed. Living as I do within a stone’s throw of the track I have seen both what the Grand Prix has done for the region over the years, and also the huge strides...

Page 6 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, March 1996

February

1 FIA boss Max Mosley reveals that "black box" recorders will be developed to allow extra insight into Fl accidents. 2 Renault Sport boss Patrick Faure commits the Regie to a continued F1 programme beyond the 1997 season. Thanks to a ruling by the French motor sport federation, though, the team's home GP will be hosted by Paul Ricard rather than Magny-Cours from that year onwards 4 Wayne Taylor...

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Newsfeed

MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live. Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge...

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Straight Fighters

Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche:All are multiple Le Mans winners, but the WM team never sought to emulate them. Their raison d'etre was to attain the quickest speed ever recorded at La Sarthe. Gary Watkins writes The rear wing was wound down and the boost wound up. Duct tape was strapped across almost every bodywork orifice and some brave soul was strapped into the cockpit. The driver would trickle out...

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Golden days (and nights) at Daytona

Florida’s sports car classic celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Out of some great finishes during that half-century, we pick 10 stand-out races The origins of the Daytona 24 Hours can be found in the name of the track that this month celebrates the 50th birthday of the event. NASCAR founder Bill France Sr had christened the giant facility that emerged from the Florida scrub in 1958 the...

Page 10 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, July 1988

Jaguar's Finest Day

The one nightmare shared by Jaguar's board members was the possibility of defeat at Le Mans. Last year the three entries were prepared beautifully, but lasted only 16 hours effectively, and even with five improved versions this time no-one could confidently predict success. If any Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9LM was going to win, it was going to have to beat the Porsche 962C of Derek Bell, Hans Stuck and...

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Gianpiero Moretti

The founder of steering wheel manufacturer Momo, who has died aged 71 after a long battle with cancer, was a successful sports car racer, but perhaps his greatest achievement was persuading Ferrari to build its first prototype in 20 years. The result of Moretti’s efforts was the Ferrari 333SP, the car that was perhaps the saviour of American sports car racing in the 1990s. Fittingly, Moretti and...

Page 23 of September 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, September 1987

WTC: Spa 24hrs

Belgian bravado This year's Spa 24-Hour race proved to be one of the wettest seen for a very long time, run in a mixture of drizzle and torrential rain. More than 60 teams set off, but the end result produced a surprise winner as the front-running works teams succumbed to mechanical failure and slowly dropped out. After pounding round in the wake of some truly formidable competition, it was the...

Page 34 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1995

99 and counting

It has taken an official pre-qualifying session to whittle down an extraordinary number of Le Mans entries to a manageable level The surge of interest in the ACO's 24 Hours of Le Mans continues. Three years ago, when the event was tied to the mast of the FIA's sinking ship, it attracted a grand total of 28 entries... and production-based GT cars were strictly prohibited. This year the ACO...

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Path Finders

The alliance of Messrs Riley and Scott back in 1990 has created a company which has ruffled the US racing establishment, reports Mike Cotton To some, Riley and Scott might sound like a vaudeville duo, but an outright victory in the Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona will have gone a long way to dispel such base ideas. If Wayne Taylor gets his way he'll be at Le Mans in June trying to achieve a famous...

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