Articles tagged Ralf Kelleners

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Lunch with...Allan McNish

At 18 McNish was hailed as the next Jackie Stewart; by 24 his single-seater career was in the doldrums. But the little Scot never gives up, and now a third Le Mans win beckons By Simon Taylor When Allan McNish was a wee pre-teen kart racer, his father gave him a piece of advice he’s never forgotten. “Dad said, ‘It’s not the good shots that make the good golfers. It’s the good recoveries. If you...

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Matters of moment

Stellar grid for Le Mans Group C The biggest grid in the history of the Group C/GTP movement will line up at Le Mans on the morning of Saturday 12 June for the high-profile support race to the 24 Hours. Almost 40 cars are slated for the race, which takes GpC cars back to the French track for the first time since the demise of the class in the 1990s. Topping the entry are six Jaguars and five...

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Reports in brief

John Burton started the Orwell Supersports Cup in great style at Dijon in his Chevron B26. The British ace fended off challenges from Peter Hoffman (McLaren M8F) and Silvio Kalb (March 76S) to win both races. * * * Dessie Nutt and Ray Bellm continued to dominate the Armajaro MSA British Historic Rally Championship by taking a third victory each over the Tarmac roads of Epynt on the Welsh...

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As easy as 962

Group C Round-up Ralf Kelleners won both races as the Group C season concluded at Monza in October. His Porsche 962 outpaced the field, with runner-up finishes going to David Mercer (Spice SE90C) and Paul Whight (Aston Martin AMR1). • World Sports Car GPC Invitation Trophy: The four-race Group C initiative within the BTCC package ended dismally at Donington Park, with just six cars finishing a...

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Motor Racing Legends Group C/GTP: Le Mans

Agg's Nissan blitzes Group C return "This is what the cars were built for; the cars have come home," said Nigel James after climbing onto the Le Mans podium following the Motor Racing Legends Group C/GTP race on the morning of the classic 24-hour encounter. Although his Porsche 962C was beaten to the chequer by the Nissan R9OCK of Charlie Agg, James spoke for all of the Group C racers when he...

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Littlewood and Kelleners do the double

European Historic Grand Prix: Zolder The biggest event of the season at Zolder marked the 40th anniversary of Belgium's 'other' racetrack. The undoubted star of the show was Mike Littlewood, who won both FORCE Classic GP races in his Wolf WR1 despite starting the second race from the pitlane when overheating concerns struck. Professional sportscar racer Ralf Kelleners also did a double in the...

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“We might seem super-aggressive and ambitious… Well, we are”

Lotus has always aimed high – and so do the men behind its latest motor sport and road car plansBy Ed Foster When it was announced that Lotus had bought into the Renault Grand Prix team in December 2010 I was quite surprised. Not because there were already two Lotus cars on the grid, but because when I went to Hethel last November I asked Lotus CEO, Dany Bahar, whether the company’s entries into...

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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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Spa Classic Six Hours

Spa Francorchamps, Belgium With seven Ford GT405 in the varied 100-car field, it was no surprise when one of their number won the Spa Classic Six Hours at the end of September. Sports car maestro Ralf Kelleners, on a rare foray into historic racing, did the lion's share in the winning GT40 of Christian Gläsel as they headed the similar car of Leo Voyazides and Simon Hadfield by just under two...

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Double Deutsch

Fifteen minutes of fame Eufra: German Formula Three Championship, 1991 In the days before Dallara domination, British chassis tended to rule the F3 roost. But a small team in Germany briefly made a bit impression, as Gary Watkins explains Michael Schumacher, Marc Surer and Klaus Niedzwiedz are all alumni of the little-known Eufra squad from Germany. Yet the marque's day in the sun came some time...

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