Articles tagged Richard Westbrook

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Rolex 24 Daytona

Florida, USA Gear selection bothers were a nuisance, a spurious late-race caution period rather more so. Action Express Racing looked to have this year’s Rolex 24 – the 52nd Daytona 24 Hours – firmly in its control as the final 20 minutes approached… but then the 26th-placed Porsche 911 slid harmlessly into a tyre wall, reversed out and continued without a murmur. No need for a full-course yellow...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

The image of a Toyota prototype flipping through the air and slamming hard into a tyre barrier will be the lasting image of the 80th Le Mans 24 hours. That Anthony Davidson escaped with ‘only’ two cracked vertebrae was remarkable given the accident’s violence. once again the focus will fall on amateur drivers and their ability to race on the grande dame of all tracks. In an accident reminiscent...

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Stuttgart makes its UK marque

The largest-ever UK gathering of racing Porsches marked the inaugural Porsche Festival at Brands on August Bank Holiday. Organised by Porsche Club GB. the event included eight races solely for the marque as well as demon laps from a raft of racing Porsches. Le Mans cars featured included the victorious 936 and the 911GT1-98 which took victory in '98. Three 917s and a clutch of 956/962s also took...

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News in brief

* Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Hélio Castroneves recently won America’s most popular TV show, Dancing with the Stars. Hélio beat Spice Girl Mel B in the final in front of 22.8 million viewers. * Almost 40 years after his last race, Jim Clark is to be celebrated on screen. A film festival will take place at Eynsham Hall, Oxfordshire on February 23. For more information go to www....

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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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There must be easier ways to win a watch...

A gold Rolex: that’s the prize these British aces crave when they abandon the winter chill and head to Florida for the Daytona 24 Hours. But what else makes this enduro such an irresistible draw? The Brits are back in town. They’re over here, overjoyed, and ready to run one of the truly great races. They like the weather here too, down on the beach at Daytona. But it’s not the prospect of rays...

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The month in Motor Sport

OCTOBER 13: The FIA's World Motor Sports Council ratifies changes to F1 technology, though no official regulations are forthcoming. As expected, traction control and other driver 'aids' are to be banned, while refuelling is made permissible once again. An F1 calendar is also issued. This includes Argentine and Pacific Grands Prix, at circuits which have still to be confirmed. South Africa and...

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On Porsche's Christmas list

Nick Tandy is the latest driver to be signed by Porsche's works team. He's the only Brit to have won the German Carrera Cup, but this was still an unexpected announcement... As a 16-year-old Nick Tandy lined up on the grid for the 1996 Midland Short Oval Ministox Championship the last thing on his mind would have been one day becoming a Porsche factory driver. Its happened, though, and having won...

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Gold Coast 600

Surfers Paradise, Australia In just two years, the Gold Coast 600 V8 Supercars event has cemented its place as a major international motor race that offers a wonderful throwback to how it used to be. Aussie tin-top regulars find themselves teamed with and pitted against a stellar cast of foreign talent, from IndyCar aces to sports and GT stars – and even the odd Formula 1 face. But with the loss...

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SUPPORTING RACE PROGRAME

Formula Opel Euroseries This preview rates with the Touring Cars as a difficult one. At the time of writing. the seven rounds held in the 1994 Euroseries had been won by six different drivers, whilst all three men that had won British races have also entered for the Silverstone event. Brazil's Marco Campos, in his first season out of karts, leads the championship for the ultra-successful Draco...

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