Articles tagged Giacomo Agostini

Page 82 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, March 2001

What... in my backyard?

Those who thought Formula One racing at Oulton Park and Mallory Park had been consigned to the history were startled in 1978, when John Webb made this dream happen all over again. Gary Watkins describes the birth, life and death of the Aurora AFX F1 series Kids can be so greedy. Surely the spectacle of Gilles Villeneuve dragging half his Ferrari around Zandvoort and Alan Jones notching up a...

Page 56 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1996

Fabulous Fourth Goodwood

It's now the greatest historic meeting of all, says Alan Cox - but can Lord March's team keep it up? The fourth Goodwood Festival of Speed proved to be yet another outstanding success for both competitors and the public, with Lord March and his small team expanding on the format established in previous years to such effect that the official paying attendance was quoted as 86,000 over the three...

Page 59 of June 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, June 2000

Goodwill Festival of Speed Preview

Every year it becomes more difficult to improve on the standards of the previous festival of speed. But this year it looks like they've donated it once again. Marcus Pye has all the details. Phineas T Barnum have sold it as the Greatest Motorsport Show On Earth and, for once, he'd have been telling the truth. Goodwood's Festival of Speed, established in 1993, proudly wears that mantle and its...

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From cowboy to king

There’s only one motorcycle racer who gets called ‘King’. Not the sport’s most successful racer Giacomo Agostini, nor its favourite darling Valentino Rossi. Motorcycling’s only sovereign racer is King Kenny Roberts, the Californian cowboy who changed Grand Prix racing forever when he hit Europe in the late 1970s. Roberts – who was a proper cowboy, training Tennessee Walkers – transformed road...

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Mat Oxley

The darkest day Jarno Saarinen was so good at motorcycle racing that he taught 'King' Kenny Roberts to road race without even knowing it When the Finn went racing in the States — in March 1973 he became the first European to win the Daytona 200 — he was watched all the way by Roberts, then a young dirt track champ with Tarmac aspirations. Saarinen was one of the first racers to hang off his...

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Motor Sport Hall of Fame

On February 16 at London's Roundhouse, the 16 members of the Motor Sport Hall of Fame became 20. Colin McRae, Giacomo Agostini, John Surtees and Adrian Newey were all honoured on the night and joined the likes of Enzo Ferrari, Ayrton Senna, Sir Jack Brabham and Mario Andretti in our exclusive club of racing heroes. Once again Jake Humphrey was the host, and the consensus was that the event was...

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