Articles tagged Jean-Louis Ricci

Page 52 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, June 1988

Spice Varieties

In designing the Spice Pontiac during 1985, Graham Humphrys drew heavily on his Formula One experience with Hesketh and Theodore. He produced a straightforward and classical honeycomb aluminium monocoque with great strength and rigidity, meeting the F1 safety standards at least of the early 1980s. On a trestle in the workshop in the bare chassis looks rather large for a formula car, as though it...

Page 25 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, October 1990

Home Rule for Mercedes

Continuing what now looks like a repeat whitewash of the World Sports Prototype Championship, the Sauber Mercedes team notched up another 1 —2 success at the Nürburgring in August. The Silk Cut Jaguars were fast and reliable, finishing in third and fourth places one lap behind, and Mark Blundell was "best of the rest" in a solo drive taking his Nissan to fifth place, three laps in arrears. It...

Page 14 of April 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1990

WS-PC Season Preview

"Economy Racing" Era to End In October the Group C sports car formula will follow Formula One into the new decade, ruled by 3.5-litre normally aspirated engines. The `economy' era, dictated by the need to make 51 litres of fuel last 100 kilometres, will be ended to the delight of most drivers but the mechanism to equalise the performances of production block, racing, turbocharged and normally...

Page 26 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1990

The year of the cat

Britain's soccer fans may not have created a good impression in Sardinia, but a vast army of 50,000 motor racing supporters who crossed the channel were well behaved and ecstatic with the 1-2 result achieved by the Silk Cut Jaguar team at Le Mans. They joined Tom Walkinshaw with fervour in singing the National Anthem and more than a few tears were shed... of happiness among those celebrating, of...

Page 28 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1991

SWC Magny-Cours

Home fire burning The Sportscar World Championship has been a one-sided contest this year, and the result of the sixth round at Magny-Cours, in central France on September 15 put Silk Cut Jaguar well on the trail of the main title. What nobody predicted was that the gallant Peugeot Talbot Sport team would turn the tables on Jaguar and fairly dominate the race with a 1-2 result! "If you'd told...

Page 26 of May 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1989

Under scrutiny: Japanese sports-car teams

Nigel Stroud, who designed the excellent honeycomb aluminium/composite materials chassis, has been retained not only to develop the 767B, but to design the 31/2-litre car for 1991 as well. The "B" which raced at Daytona, and will run in the World Championship, has improved cooling with a single water radiator and a single oil cooler, both larger than the twin units seen last year, and the exhaust...

Page 31 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, February 1989

Interview; Hugh Chamberlain

In amongst the big boys Life was not easy in 1988 for anyone trying to beat Spice Engineering in the World Sports-Prototype Group C2 Championship. But then, it wasn't easy in 1987, or 1986, or1985. The team which came nearest last year was the Spice customer team run by Hugh Camberlain, a burly ex-policeman who came to world-class competitions via a happy era in Clubmans racing. In contrast to...

Page 34 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1992

Never Mind The Quantity

The Le Mans 24 Hours was, after all, a success if measured as a sporting event, though a financial failure for the Automobile Club de l'Ouest. Next year's race will not be submitted to FISA for the Sportscar World Championship, and since Jean-Marie Balestre (president of the FIA and of the French Federation) has done a complete backflip and given the ACO his support, it seems unlikely that FISA...

Page 86 of December 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, December 2006

the Spice trade

Words: Gary Watkins. Photography: LAT More by accident than design, Gordon Spice lent his name to a sports car marque that delivered world championship success. A pity it couldn't last Pick a sports car race in the second half of the '80s, on either side of the Atlantic, and an image of a pack of Porsche 962s will probably spring to mind. Stuttgart's finest bulked out the grids in the world...

Page 12 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, January 1989

Group C Sportscars

Kyalami 360 kms Joest ahead. Defying a boycott imposed by the French government, Bob Wollek drove his Joest Racing Porsche 962C to a fine victory at the new Kyalami circuit on November 26. He beat his team-mate Klaus Ludwig by 0.8 sec in the first 180 kilometre event, a race in which the two Joest drivers exchanged the lead nine times, but the second heat was run at a much higher speed, and after...

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