Articles tagged John Burton

Page 36 of May 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 1973

Chevron win as favourites fail

European 2-Litre Sportscar Championships — Le Castellet, April 8 The opening round of the 1973 European 2-litre Sportscar Championship was held at the ultra-modern, and for many, "plastic" Circuit Paul Ricard at the beginning of April, and it provided Chevron Cars of Bolton, with a comfortable, if not somewhat lucky victory. On aggregate, John Lepp driving one of the Red Rose Racing Chevron B23s...

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ADAC 1000 Kilometres

Too easy for Ferrari Nürburgring, May 27th. The annual 1,000-kilometre sports car race organised by the ADAC on the Nürburgring never fails to produce a large entry, for the organisation and the circuit can accommodate an almost limitless number and variety of cars. This year's event was open to Prototype sports cars, GT cars and Group 2 saloons and the 44 laps of the Nürburgring is a challenge...

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INTERNATIONAL TROPHY MEETING

SILVERSTONE, April 26th IT SEEMS that the great majority of Formula One entrants these days feel that the only incentive to take part in races is when there is the lure of World Championship points. Thus over the past four or five years the number of full-scale non-Championship races has dropped drastically to just the couple at the start of the season in Britain. An attempt to run a non-...

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BOAC 1000

Third successive win for Ickx and AndrettiBrands Hatch, April 16th. Ferrari's complete domination of the first year of 3-litre prototype sports car racing continued in the BOAC 1000, Britain's single contribution to the World Manufacturers' Championship. The bumpy Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit proved kind to the field and both Ferrari and Alfa Romeo brought home all three of their cars,...

Page 81 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, July 1996

Donington Park HSCC

Donington's Historic Superprix produced some of the most varied historic racing this year, worthy of far greater attendance. Alan Cox reports on some excellent racing for those who did turn up. The highlight was undoubtedly the two rounds of the European Historic F2 Championship. From pole for Saturday's race, Rob Hall (March 712) was languishing in eighth after the first lap, which was led by...

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Event of the month -- Trophées Historique de Bourgogne

The fast, flowing Dijon-Prenois circuit in France brought the 2005 European historic season to a close. Paul Lawrence reports Photography by Fritz Frey, Polychrono Dijon's meeting, which wrapped up the European historic racing season, was topped by Formula Junior wins for Urs Eberhardt and Robert Goodwin as Richard Piper clinched the Orwell Supersports title. Coming at the end of a hectic season...

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Group C cars steal International Supersports thunder

As a double-header support race to the British Touring Car Championship, the International Supersports Cup drew a disappointing field to Donington Park in late September. To bolster the grid, half a dozen Group C cars were added and, inevitably, dominated the race. While the Spice SE90 of Chris Randall swept clear in both races, it was Peter Hoffman who headed the older cars in his McLaren M8F....

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Chiles in charge after dominant Supersports win

Chris Chiles dominated June's international Supersports Cup rounds at Donington and the Nurburgring, his March 717 having the legs of the McLaren M8F pack once engine problems, carried over from Silverstone's opener, were licked by Racing Fabrications's engineer Ian Jones. German veteran Peter Hoffmann outdragged Chiles in the first leg at Donington, only to spin his pink McLaren through the...

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Warhorses: Lola T290, chassis number HU22

While impecunious privateers in the '70s felt momocoques were flimsy and no rugged enough, this car proved them wrong, says Marcus Pye 1290 chassis HU22 — or 'Old Faithful' as it is affectionately known to Dorset Racing's Tony Birchenhough — has the finest CV of any 2-litre Gp6 sports prototype. With five Le Mans 24 Hours starts and 25 gruelling world championship rounds on a staggering 80-plus...

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