Articles tagged Giacomo Agostini

Page 42 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1997

World's fastest garden party

Historic car events have now hit centre-stage around the world - witness the crowds at the Mille Miglia, Laguna Seca and May's remarkable gathering on the Grand Prix circuit at Monaco. Goodwood's Festival of Speed is one of these prime international events, and this year features an astonishing assembly of racing cats from years past. There are more historic cars racing today than ever before,...

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All arms and elbows

Marc Márquez rewrote the rules of MotoGP technique last season and, in so doing, became the youngest premier-class champ in the sport’s history. What drives Spain’s latest bike-racing phenomenon?Writer Mat Oxley You are at the circus to witness the world’s greatest high-wire artists do their thing. You can barely see the wire, one hundred feet above you, and there’s no safety net. The lights go...

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Mat Oxley

Rossi: The greatest ever? There were groans of despair all along the pitlane when Valentino Rossi recently announced that he may stay in MotoGP for another four or five seasons. But if the MotoGP king’s young rivals were downcast at the news, there were squeals of delight from the offices of series rights-holder Dorna. Rarely has one man carried a sport like Rossi carries MotoGP. Such is the...

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Lucky strike

If Juan Manuel Fangio's first race at Monaco was stunning, his first race lap was unbelievable. Shaun Campbell recalls Fangio's 'lucky' debut win. Juan Manuel Fangio called it luck. A simple word, expressed with a shrug, to explain how he remained alive when so many of his friends and rivals didn't. It seems a hopelessly inadequate explanation, but then luck means different things to different...

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Thousands at Reims meeting

The third automobile excellence weekend in Reims on September 25-27 attracted a strong crowd who gathered to watch 210 cars and bikes being demonstrated on the historic circuit. As well as cars such as an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33, DB Le Mans and one of the Harrington Sunbeams, the weekend also featured the likes of Henri Pescarolo, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, Patrick Tambay and Bruno...

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Porsche 924 Turbo

With 170 b.h.p. on tap, Porsche's turbocharged version of their 924 is claimed to be the most powerful 2-litre production sports car in the World. It will reach 60 m.p.h. from a standing start in 7.6 sec and has a maximum speed of 140 m.p.h. Maximum power is produced at 5,500 r.p.m. and compares with 125 bhp at 5,800 r.p.m from the standard fuel injected 924. Torque is increased from in 121.5 lb-...

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These fuellish tings

Sir, I thoroughly enjoyed Simon Taylor's Stuart Graham article in the August edition. It brought back memories of my dad taking me and a mate to Oulton Park for the first time in 1968. We went to see Giacomo Agostini on his MVs — and Stuart's victory on an incredibly fast ex-works 125cc Suzuki 125 was one of the day's highlights (and I don't like two-strokes). He and the bike were tiny, but left...

Page 74 of August 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, August 1997

Goodwood Festival of Speed: Pictorial Review

The sight and sound of the sole surviving V16 Auto Union mountain climb car, a great silver fish of a machine which slithered and growled under expert control, twin rear wheels scrabbling for grip in the omni-present rain, was as unforgettable to the 100,000 people who watched, entranced, at the fifth Goodwood Festival of Speed, as it was to its driver, Hans-Joachim Stuck. As if the clock was...

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MV on the mountain

MV Agusta once ruled the Isle of Man TT races. Our former winner climbs aboard the company’s latest superbike for a ride round the world’s most dangerous race circuit When the Isle of Man was the most important race in the world, MV Agusta built the world’s fastest race bikes. Between 1952 and 1972 the Italian marque won 34 TTs, so it seems right to tackle the notorious Mountain course aboard MV’...

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Formula One scene

When I go to a Formula One Grand Prix, in order to make a comprehensive report for Motor Sport, it can involve as many as seven days during which Formula One cars, drivers, races and overall activity are foremost in my mind. Of all the things I see, hear about, discuss or just think about, during that time, only 10 per cent gets into print, the other 90 per cent are stored away to build up a...

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