Articles tagged Peter Kox

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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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The month in Motor Sport

July 18: Manuel Gião loses his victory in the recent Nürburgring Formula Opel Euroseries round. After a protest, the Portuguese is deemed not to have been running when the race was halted (he had spun into a gravel trap) before winning the restart. Jason Watt inherits the spoils and cuts Gião's points advantage. 22: Sources suggest that Reynard is instigating action against the FIA through the...

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Aston's big push continues with TT victory

Aston Martin completed preparations for its return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in perfect style by scooping the Tourist Trophy at Silverstone on May 15 with the Prodrive-built and run DBR9. Following on from the Aston's debut class-winning triumph in the Sebring 12 Hours, Darren Turner and David Brabham led for much of the three-hour FIA GT encounter at Silverstone after the Australian had set a...

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Forever growing bubbles

It has often been said that the BTCC bubble would have to burst sooner or later. But that won't be happening in 1996... The newly crowned British Touring Car Champion has had his holiday – a fortnight in Australia that included finishing a Holden Commodore-mounted sixth in the 'Great Race' at Bathurst! As you read this, he will be in South Africa contesting a Kyalami invitational race for Opel....

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Speed --Fast times, gripping stuff. Red lorry, yellow lorry ?

Famously described as a fast truck, the Ferrari Daytona was an unlikely racing car. Built for comfort as well as speed, so was the 550 Maranello. Yet both proved winners. Richard Heseltine drives them to find out why Should have seen that coming. Giving impulse free reign, goaded into pressing on by the searing frenzy of that pure-bred V12 nearing its sweet spot, understeer beckons. And how....

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DBR9 vanquishes GT best

Le Mans bid boosted by big win in Florida endure. Elated Aston Martin squad celebrate first international success for marque since 1963 Aston Martin made the best possible start to its Le Mans 24 Hours bid by taking GT1 class victory in the prestigious Sebring 12 Hours on the race debut for the DBR9. David Brabham, Darren Turner and Stéphane Ortelli trounced Chevrolet, Maserati, Ferrari and...

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Aston Martin misses out on comeback win

Aston Martin's quest for glory on its return to Le Mans was thwarted as gremlins hobbled the two DBR9s in the closing stages of this year's 24-hour enduro. Car number 58, driven by Tomás Enge, Peter Kox and Pedro Lamy, took the fight to the Chevrolet Corvettes early on and was leading the GT1 class at dawn, only to suffer a fuel pick-up problem and a damaged splitter in the final 90 minutes,...

Page 64 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, July 1989

British Grand Prix: Preview

The main attraction It is in the middle of July that Silverstone becomes the mecca for many tens of thousands of British motor racing fans, for this is the only occasion each year when the current Formula One cars and drivers can be seen racing in this country. The weekend is about more than just one race, however. Although the Grand Prix is the main event there are at least a dozen other...

Page 46 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, July 1996

Like Clockwork

Michael Cotton was at Le Mans to see Porsche's new, no-compromise GT racer edged out by a car which the Stuttgart manufacturer had commissioned two years earlier, but then chose not to race... The most open race for many years," said all the pundits prior to the Le Mans 24 Hours. Even after qualifying, when the name of Porsche was written indelibly on the wall, we believed that McLaren, Ferrari...

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TT returns at Silverstone

Aston joins FIA GT field in bid to repeat its historic '59 win The Tourist Trophy is being revived and will be fought out by competitors in the FIA GT Championship at Silverstone on May 15. The prestigious trophy, awarded by the Royal Automobile Club and last contested in 1988, is in its centenary year, meaning that the TT will retake its position as the world's oldest surviving motor race. The...

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