Articles tagged Justin Bell

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Muddy waters

Sports car racing begins the long haul back to respectability in 1993, based on the concept of homologated Grand Touring cars. National championships will take place in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, America and Japan, but nowhere will there be common regulations. Lacking any sort of lead from FISA, John Quenby (chief executive of the RAC Motor Sports Association) has taken the initiative in...

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Easy Days

The 2000 Le Mans 24 hours turned out as everyone predicted. The Audis were too quick and too reliable, and the Joest team too competent for the competition. Andrew Frankel reports At 4.00p, on Sunday, June 18, three Audi R8 sports prototypes crossed the line at Le Mans to win the famous 24-hour race at Audi Sport's second attempt The slowest of the three, despite having to stop for an entire new...

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In Father's footsteps?

Gary Brabham Racing dynasties have become positively fashionable in the Eighties. The extended working lives of top Americans such as Mario Andretti and the Unser brothers have even led to second generations racing directly against their fathers, and international sportscar racing could yet see Justin and Derek Bell competing in the same arena. Here in Britain we have many examples of the racing...

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Road cars

As someone who spends perhaps too much of his time trudging around the world’s motor shows, I found it difficult to underestimate the pleasure of going to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and attending a motor show without realising it. Although the Moving Motor Show is now in its third year and going from strength to strength, to me this was the one in which the entire Festival raised itself to a...

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The money programme

"I thought: it's just as easy - or just as difficult - to get a lot of money as it is to get a little." With this profound objective, Alan Randall set out to find a major sponsor to fund his dream of breaking into the professional world of sports car racing. He found such a sponsor, lost him . . . and promptly found another! Who is this Walter Mitty? The question was asked everywhere he went,...

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Golden days (and nights) at Daytona

Florida’s sports car classic celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Out of some great finishes during that half-century, we pick 10 stand-out races The origins of the Daytona 24 Hours can be found in the name of the track that this month celebrates the 50th birthday of the event. NASCAR founder Bill France Sr had christened the giant facility that emerged from the Florida scrub in 1958 the...

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Vauxhall-Lotus Challenge

General Motors' own formula has become a popular alternative to Formula Ford 2000 in only its first year. The new 2-litre 16-valve engines, as found in the latest version of the Vauxhall Astra GTE, are installed in identical chassis built by Reynard, so parity between the runners is guaranteed. Top runners so far this season have been Dragon Motorsport's Mika Hakkinen and Allan McNish, but Gary...

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Vipers overturn form-book in closest-ever Daytona 24hr finish

The 38th Daytona 24-hour race has been won outright by the ORECA Chrysler Viper of Olivier Beretta, Karl Wendlinger and Dominque Dupuy. The much favoured and faster cars in the prototype category faded to give all three podium positions to the lesser GTO category. ORECA Vipers occupied three of the top five positions. But it was no walkover for the winning car which only took the lead after 22...

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In brief

* Tim Stock, the former Chief Executive of the BRSCC and a club racer of note in the 1970s, died at his home in Spain at the age of 65. Stock was also a director of Castle Combe Circuit Ltd. Also Grant Stewart, who preceded Stock at the helm of the British Racing and Sports Car Club, has died suddenly aged 43. * Graham Nearn, the founder of Caterham Cars, has died at the age of 76. Nearn was...

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The inaugural running of the Asia-Pacific touring car series was brought to a close with yet another win for Joachim Winkelhock. The German had been crowned the champion even before he'd landed in Wellington, New Zealand, due to four victories from as many starts at the Fuji and Macau rounds. In the first race `Smokin Jo' headed the field away from pole in his Schnitzer-prepared BMW 318i, with...



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