Articles tagged Robert Clarke

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Honda: 24 Hours still a dream

Honda has yet to commit to taking its new LMP1 prototype to the Le Mans 24 Hours. American Honda revealed at the end of August that it will take the Acura brand into the premier prototype class in next year’s American Le Mans Series. An attack on Le Mans, however, remains “a dream and an aspiration”, according to the boss of the programme, Erik Berkman. Birkman’s predecessor, Robert Clarke,...

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Cape Horne

Despite the frustration, and occasional humiliation, of its 1994 Indy programme, Honda is continuing in America's premier series with a new team, and a fresh sense of purpose... The news that Honda has found a new dancing partner for its Indy V8 engine programme should come as a relief to everyone connected with IndyCar racing. After all, while it may have given US racing's collective psyche a...

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Back home in Indiana

Former Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran is returning to the city of his greatest triumph to become a sports car team boss – and he’s been lured back into the cockpit, too. By Robin Miller During this decade alone, he’s been a CART champion, Indy 500 winner, television analyst, magazine writer, sporting director, a bit of a scapegoat and unemployed. But, starting later this season, Gil de...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Gil aims to go out in glory Gil de Ferran drives his last race, at Laguna Seca, on October 11 and hopes to retire as this year’s American Le Mans Series champion. Aboard de Ferran Motorsports’ Acura ARX-02a, the 41-year-old and his 25-year-old team-mate Simon Pagenaud have battled for this year’s championship with the identical car of Duncan Dayton’s Highcroft team, driven by David Brabham/Scott...

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Why Indy rules are wrong

The IRL IndyCar Series and the Champ Car World Series have finally ended the most sad and damaging chapter in US racing history. Finally a unified series is a reality. Just as Motor Sport closed for press, news broke that a deal had been done for the two series to run as one with immediate effect. Details were still sketchy at the time of writing, but what we do know is that this is a moment to...

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