Articles tagged Klaus Niedzwiedz

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Touring cars review: British and European championships

Battles Won, Wars Lost Despite the FISA axe hanging menacingly over its international future, Group A touring car racing has put on a good show this year both at home and abroad. Though the domination of their respective classes by Ford, BMW and Toyota remained unbroken, and individual race results all too predictable, championships could still be contested right down to the wire . . . The man...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

F3 Trophy race revived A landmark race in the acceptance of the 500cc Formula 3 category as a serious racing class will be revived at Silverstone in April. A modern-day version of the 100-mile Commander Yorke Trophy race will be part of the programme at the VSCC Spring Start meeting (April 20/21). Up to 30 cars are expected for 25and 20-minute races. First run at Silverstone in 1949, the race was...

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Torrential TT

Britain's oldest motor race, the Tourist Trophy, produced drama right to the end of its 105-lap distance and, as has often been the case since the event moved to Silverstone, threw up a surprise winning combination. Having run strongly in streaming wet conditions throughout the race, Enzo Calderari and Fabio Mancini guided their BMW M3 past the flag for the penultimate time, just ahead of a...

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The Battles Continues . . .

The Battle Continues . . . THE new season of World Sportscar Championship racing which begins at Suzuka on April 8th shows every promise of being the finest in the history of Group C competitions, dating back to 1982, and will be if FISA doesn't throw its huge spanner in the works. In particular, the 24-Hours of Le Mans would be, and should be one of the most competitive events since 1923, and...

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Jaguar's Finest Day

The one nightmare shared by Jaguar's board members was the possibility of defeat at Le Mans. Last year the three entries were prepared beautifully, but lasted only 16 hours effectively, and even with five improved versions this time no-one could confidently predict success. If any Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9LM was going to win, it was going to have to beat the Porsche 962C of Derek Bell, Hans Stuck and...

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Ford returns to tin-tops

In among the cancellations and closures, Ford revealed that it is returning to what fans see as its natural arena: touring car racing. It has signed up to the 2005 World Touring Car series, having shone in the one-off running of this series in '87. Back then Ford Sierra Cosworths diced with BMW M3s for outright honours, winning the manufacturers' title while BMW driver Roberto Ravaglia claimed...

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BMW's World Touring title?

Despite the end-of-season string of Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 victories in Australasia and Japan, BMW's Roberto Ravaglia has been proclaimed the first (and probably only) World Touring Car Champion. But Ravaglia's tenure of the WTC tide was subject to the result of an appeal to FISA by the Eggenberger works Ford team, following its disqualification from October's classic Bathurst 1000km round...

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Wings over Europe

On the face of it the battle for the Touring Car World Cup should have been fairly straightforward. The British championship's best, led by John Cleland, Alain Menu and Rickard Rydell would lock horns with the four-wheel-drive Audis of Italian champion Emanuele Pirro and his German partners Frank Biela and Hans Stuck. The expectation was clear — the British front-wheel-drivers would emerge on top...

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UNDER PROFILE

The Mean Machine? AFTER the Italian Grand Prix in 1988, a story circulated about Jean-Louis Schlesser. He was seen approaching the McLaren motorhome in which Ayrton Senna and Ron Dennis were consoling each other, and a quickthinking employee locked the door in his face. But, protested Schlesser, he went there to apologise to Senna, to explain how hard he tried to make space for the Brazilian to...

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Pacific/Asia Touring car series: Bathurst 1000kms

The mighty are fallen There was no doubting the satisfaction in Ruedi Eggenberger's smile as Klaus Niedzwiedz hurtled the Allan Moffat/ANZ Bank Ford Sierra RS500 round Mount Panorama to clinch the $15,000 prize in the "Tooheys Top Ten" run-off. It mattered little that FISA had decreed this televised spectacular would no longer count for grid placings as is the Bathurst tradition; for Ruedi, it...

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