Articles tagged Richard Piper

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Super screamers

A gaggle of 1-litre F3 machines stole the show at the HSCC Historic Superprix meeting as their revival continues to gather pace By Paul Lawrence With Historic Formula One, Historic Formula 2 and Orwell Supersports on the bill, the HSCC’s annual Historic Superprix meeting at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit was a major date on the international historic calendar. However, the headline races...

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Jaguar XJ220

The XJ220 wasn’t the car that Jaguar had promised its customers – in fact, in a happy twist of fate the end product turned out to be even betterBy Richard Heseltine Oh to have been a fly on the wall when this series was first mooted. Just imagine the pitch: a championship for racing drivers no younger than 50 years of age competing in identical Jaguar XJ220 supercars. Worth the best part of £500K...

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April 29/30: Loud and proud at Hockenheim

Jim Clark Meeting, HockenheimGläsel boosts TGP title defence as Piper and Hoffmann split Supersports glory Defending champion Christian Gläsel's FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix victory gave German historic racing fans plenty to cheer at the second Jim Clark meeting, on Hockenheim's challenging F1 circuit on April 29/30. Driving his ex-Patrese Brabham BT49D, polesitter Gläsel shook off the Williams...

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Piper's Can-Am can-do

June 3/4 McLaren M8F charges to two wins on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit Richard Piper was a double Orwell Supersports race winner on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in June’s HSCC Summer Festival. Fastest in qualifying, Piper (McLaren M8F) soon overcame Frank Bradley’s fast starting March 707/717 to win race one. Bradley felt unwell in the searing heat and, although he started Race...

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Junior jamboree

Formula Junior’s Golden Jubilee celebrations reached their zenith at the HSCC’s Brands Hatch Historic Festival By Paul Lawrence When a grand total of 102 Formula Juniors took to the Brands Hatch circuit across three qualifying sessions, Duncan Rabagliati and the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association had broken all records. Never before had over 100 Formula Junior racing cars competed in a...

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LE MANS 24 HOURS

The Porsche factory was successful at Le Mans every year between 1981 and 1987, a run finally ended by Jaguar, and it has taken the Zuffenhausen company seven years to return to the ACO's podium. Porsche's 13th Le Mans victory was achieved on June 19 by Yannick Dalmas, Hurley Haywood and Mauro Baldi in a Dauer 962LM Porsche running in the Grand Touring category, and they were a single lap ahead...

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Marcus Pye's Diary

Two major classic meets on the Pye itinerary this month one is Britain's newest, while the other is our longest-running Brands Hatch: In its 16th year, the Historic Sports Car Club's Superprix is Britain's longest-established classic race meeting by a country mile. The Orwell Supersports Cup — that halo-German-run celebration of Can-Am, Interserie and two-litre Group 6 sports prototypes, which...

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Letters

DSJ was a team playerSir, I do not wish to add fuel to the great team order debate, but I was reading through some back issues of Motor Sport — as I often do — when I came across the following passage by Jenks from the German Grand Prix of 1978 held at, of all places, the Hockenheimring: "Peterson led the race for four laps, until he and Andretti were well clear of the rest of the runners, and...

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Around the tracks

HSCC Superprix: Brands Hatch Gary Pearson's big cat laps up the double cream The 15th running of the annual HSCC Superprix at Brands Hatch in July will be remembered for the stunning Group C/GTP and Orwell Supersports races in which Gary Pearson (Jaguar XJR11) and John Burton (Chevron B26) both scored notable double victories. Among a fabulous Group C/GTP entry, Pearson in the JD Classics car had...

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GP circuit proves a festival favourite

Bill Coombs and Simon Hadfield led the Masters winners on Brands Hatch’s famous GP loop The annual Masters Festival at Brands Hatch delivered a fine weekend of racing, marred only by the shocking violence of the accident that befell John Grant in the Interserie Revival race (see Historic News, p112). The big winners included Bill Coombs, who made it three Formula 1 wins from four starts in Grand...

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