Articles tagged Roberto Ravaglia

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Roland Ratzenberger: This charming man

A gutsy, talented racer whose story is rarely told, Roland Ratzenberger died while trying to qualify an uncompetitive car for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. More than just fast, he also oozed personalityWriter: Adam Cooper Photo: Motorsport Images During a break between sessions at the 1989 Le Mans 24 Hours, I bumped into event rookie Roland Ratzenberger in the back of the paddock. A pal since...

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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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Home Rule for Mercedes

Continuing what now looks like a repeat whitewash of the World Sports Prototype Championship, the Sauber Mercedes team notched up another 1 —2 success at the Nürburgring in August. The Silk Cut Jaguars were fast and reliable, finishing in third and fourth places one lap behind, and Mark Blundell was "best of the rest" in a solo drive taking his Nissan to fifth place, three laps in arrears. It...

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WS-PC Season Preview

"Economy Racing" Era to End In October the Group C sports car formula will follow Formula One into the new decade, ruled by 3.5-litre normally aspirated engines. The `economy' era, dictated by the need to make 51 litres of fuel last 100 kilometres, will be ended to the delight of most drivers but the mechanism to equalise the performances of production block, racing, turbocharged and normally...

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Online with our writers

Mat Oxley Lorenzo vs Márquez Lorenzo’s Sepang complaint was farcical considering his earlier treatment of Márquez. When we asked Lorenzo during the post-race media conference if he had indeed touched Márquez – even though we knew damn well that he had – Lorenzo said, “I don’t know… I don’t remember, but I don’t think we touched.” Johnny Mowlem The highs and lows of motor sport I watched in awe...

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Road test: BMW M3/Ford Cosworth RS500

Road-race rivals Adopting Group A rules for rallying as well as racing was meant to close the gap between road and competition machines. That it has done, not by producing slow race and rally cars, but by bringing a new generation of affordable 150 mph road rockets. While last year's Group A hatchbacks were virtually as quick over rally stages as the previous Group B monsters, ordinary customers...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

July 18: Co-driver Mark Brickstock succumbs to injuries sustained, the previous day, in a single-venue stage rally at Snetterton. 19: David Brabham escapes unhurt after rolling his Simtek during a Silverstone test. 20: British Rally Championship entrants vote to exclude 'kit cars' from the 1995 series. 22: Michel Ferte/Michel Neugarten (Venturi) win the BPRO four-hour race at Spa. The Frenchmen...

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Touring cars review: British and European championships

Battles Won, Wars Lost Despite the FISA axe hanging menacingly over its international future, Group A touring car racing has put on a good show this year both at home and abroad. Though the domination of their respective classes by Ford, BMW and Toyota remained unbroken, and individual race results all too predictable, championships could still be contested right down to the wire . . . The man...

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What goes around...

BMW to win world title? BMW stands on the brink of its drivers taking a clean sweep in the two FIA World Touring Car Championships held to date -- albeit separated by 18 years! With just one round to go (at Macau in November) German Dirk Müller, driving a 320i for the Schnitzer team, leads by just one point from Channel Islander Andy Priaulx, the reigning European champion with a Racing Bart...

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Its great rival the Sierra Cosworth was faster, but the M3 won on reliability – quite literally, with numerous title successes. So surely a Group A revival series beckons… By Richard Heseltine Never underestimate how denial can pass for self-confidence. Drive a first-generation BMW M3 on a track – drive one anywhere – and it’s immediately clear that the passing of a few decades hasn’t blunted its...



December 2019
Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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