Articles tagged Jean-Michel Martin

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FIA Masters Historic F1, Barcelona

As Formula 1 fans discussed the merits of their sport’s new sound and quality, the FIA Masters Historic F1 Championship blasted into life with a 31-car grid in Barcelona – and it produced some tremendous racing. Steve Hartley (Arrows A4) won both parts of the Spanish double-header, his first success coming after leader Michael Lyons (Hesketh 308E) and pole qualifier Simon Fish (Ensign N180) both...

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Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

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Spa Six Hours

Spa Six Hours NEW ZEALANDERS ROGER WILLS and Brendon Hartley were the hares for most of the 20th Spa Six Hours, but Simon Hadfield's epic final stint in Leo Voyazides' sister Ford GT40 brought him past Wills, who was grappling with gearbox problems. With 20 minutes to run P/1005 swept past P/1009, which lost a whole 54 seconds on the following lap, then pitted forlornly. Voyazides' Pan B-prepared...

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Marathon weekend

A venture onto the Nordschleife and a night race added variety to Germany’s big historic meet by Paul Parker The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix meeting is a pleasing mixture of old and fairly new, together with totally unhindered traffic access (British circuits please note). Since last year the construction of a new leisure complex has begun at the Nürburgring that will include a casino and apparently...

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The Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Rondeau's rendezvous Every year, the Le Mans 24 Hours proves something special, whatever the predicament of sportscar racing as a whole. It has a lot to with the unique atmosphere of the Circuit of the Sarthe, and the magic of a race that runs twice around the clock on an ultra-fast eight and a half mile course still largely composed of normal main roads. This year, however, the ACO's Grand Prix...

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Oily rags to riches

Motor racing’s past is recreated with great authenticity at the Monaco Historique, which this year boasted a 40-strong F3 grid alongside the usual array of Grand Prix classicsBy Ian Titchmarsh No historic race meeting has the tradition and authenticity of the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco. This was the seventh iteration of an event which was launched in 1997 and, after a three-year pause, has...

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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...

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Van De Poele hits five at Spa

Former grand prix driver Eric van de Poele notched up a record fifth victory in the Spa 24 Hours in August. The win, scored at the wheel of a Vitaphone Maserati MC12, means he now stands alone at the head of the all-time winners’ table for the Belgian enduro. Van de Poele, who previously shared the record with Jean-Michel Martin, said: “As a driver, you enjoy your victories, especially this one...

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