Articles tagged Jochen Neerpasch

Page 64 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, November 1978

Formula Two Review

Giacomelli's Crown Italy has crowned its first European Formula Two champion. At Hockenheim, in Germany, on September 24th Bruno Giacomelli won the final round of the series in his works March-BMW 782, but the boy from Brescia had actually clinched the title nearly two months earlier at Enna Pergusa, in Sicily. Our review of the series in the August issue of Motor Sport took us up to Giacomelli's...

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Jantke: Spreading the Porsche Gospel

The recent Brands Hatch venue for a 6-hour round of the World Championship for Makes (Group 5) brought the Martini-sponsored factory Porsche personnel to Kent. While they were here, establishing beyond any possible doubt their second successive title in this fledgling series, we took the opportunity of talking to the man responsible for their sporting policies. Formerly the editor of a West...

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Munich or bust

It was quick, powerful, reliable and adaptable. With more finance – and imagination – BMW's rally contender could have been a serious rival to Escort and Stratos, writes John Davenport During the 1970s the Stratos was writing rally history. Following its first appearance in October 1974, it scored three straight world championship titles and won the inaugural FIA Cup for Drivers for Sandro Munari...

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A Star in the Ascendant

Those who have followed the FISA saga through the winter may be aware that President Jean-Marie Balestre was given a ringing vote of confidence at the special meetings in March, the news coming just too late for our April edition. He received the unanimous support of the FIA's General Assembly for his handling of the Senna and Le Mans affaires during the winter, and a majority of 90% in a FISA...

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Surprise new sporting Ford

The Ford Motor Company caused quite a stir at the Brussels Show last month when they unveiled a new mid-engined two-seater sports prototype which must have sent a shiver down the spines of a lot of the specialist manufacturers. The attractively-styled car, called the GT70, is, say Ford, the next logical step in the company's wide and successful international competition programme. At present...

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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...

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Interview - Gerard Larrousse

A man with a responsibility to win at Le Mans and in F1 Gerard Larrousse takes the role of driver-turned-professional manager to a new level. Many team managers are like their football equivalents, participants freshly charged with the task of exhorting and guiding their former team-mates to even greater things. None of the motor sporting directors I have met can really match Larrousse's record...

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Le Mans lure for Maserati

Maserati is on course to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours after an absence of 45 years, with its controversial MC12. The German Vitaphone Racing team, winner of nine FIA GT Championship titles in five seasons, is planning to exploit a decision by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest to allow new-rules GT1 machinery to race in the 24 Hours next season. Its accord with the FIA on GT rules means that any...

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BMW's M-powered Coupe

— only for a few WHEN motorsports enthusiasts think of BMW, images of the 3-litre CSL (ligntweight) road car and its turbocharged derivative handled by the likes of Ronnie Peterson, Hans Stuck and Gunnar Nilsson spring to mind. Interest waned a little when the 635 was introduced in 1978, extra weight and superior comfort being acceptable in the market place but robbing the Coupe of its sporting...

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Saloon meister

Tin-tops were a feature at the Oldtimer, where saloon champion and Le Mans winner Klaus Ludwig talked about his love of racing Words: Paul Parker. Photography: Charlie Wooding Sitting in the Derkum Racing transporter at the Nürburgring Oldtimer meeting Klaus Ludwig is speaking about his career. A three-time Le Mans winner (1979, 1984, '85), five times a German saloon champion (DRM 1979, 1981, DTM...

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