Articles tagged Roy Baker

Page 30 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1988

Jaguar's Revenge

Although nobody liked to admit it, Jaguar's defeat at Brno in Czechoslovakia was taken very seriously at Kidlington and in Coventry. There, for the first time in 1988, the British cars had been beaten fair and square by Sauber Mercedes, with no excuses, and fears were raised that the Swiss-German team might raise the level of competition, just as the Electramotive Nissan team has done to Jaguar's...

Page 34 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1984

Silverstone 1,000 Kms

Works Porsche lucky Two factors have conspired to reduce the apparent advantage of the factory Rothmans-Porsches this year and both were in play at Silverstone on May 13th when Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass were a shade lucky to win the World Endurance Championship 1,000 Kilometre race. The works cars are no longer appreciably lighter than the customer Porsche 956s, thanks to the new minimum weight...

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Bellof takes the WEC title

Sandown Park December 2nd The World Endurance Championship title is, inevitably, a poor relation of the top prize in the world of Formula 1 but it is hotly pursued by the leading drivers, especially those in the works Rothmans-Porsche team within whose grasp the title is. Stefan Bellof deposed Jacky Ickx as champion at Sandown Park, Australia, early in December by winning the six-hour event with...

Page 21 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, September 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Brands Hatch 1000kms

Lloyd does it again Last September Bob Wollek and Mauro Baldi won then first World Sportscar Championship race together, but there was no pleasure on their faces as they received the garlands at Spa; their Lancia had won a race shortened by the death of Stefan Bellof and celebrations were cancelled. At Brands Hatch in July there was nothing to mar the victory they achieved in the Liqui Moly...

Page 78 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Jerez 360 kms

Jaguar fiasco at Jerez Derek Warwick and Paul Frère have one thing in common: thirty years ago the talented Belgian dashed Jaguar's hopes at Le Mans by spinning his works D-type at the Esses and involving team-mate Jack Fairman, though on that occasion Ecurie Ecosse saved the day for the Coventry marque. At Jerez on August 3 Warwick made a dubious piece of history by having all three Silk Cut...

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Roy Baker

Roy Baker the team owner with the record of entering more Group C races than any other, died shortly before Christmas following complications which developed after an operation. Originally a racer, he switched to cars from motorcycles, climbing as far as Formula Two by the start of the 1980s. He then moved to sportscar racing, at first as a driver. However, he was best known as an entrant, and...

Page 68 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 2004

Tiga economy

Although swamped by the spectacle of the factory Jaguars and Porsches slugging it out at the front, the semi-pros and the amateurs back in the pack were fighting tooth and nail for Group C2 honours in the 1980s. Paul Fearnley pays his respects to these unsung heroes. Lived in. Duncan Bain was here. So were: David Andrews, Michael Hall, Pierre Chauvet (aka Fritz Glatz), Max Cohen-Olivar, Giles...

Page 23 of March 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, March 1986

The Constructors - TIGA

In the general euphoria following Derek Bell's WEC Championship it has perhaps been easy to overlook the fact that Britain produced two other World Champions, Gordon Spice and Ray Bellm, who won group C2 in a Tiga GC85. The win paralleled Porsche's domination of the senior class in its decisiveness and this year sees Tiga competing directly against the likes of Porsche, Jaguar and Lancia in Group...

Page 47 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, November 1982

TUNING TOPICS Vegantune ventures

TOURIST TROPHY Jaguar carry on BRITAIN'S second European Touring Car Championship event of 1982 (the first was at Donington) was held over the September 11th 12th weekend and was watched with keen interest by an estimated 8,000 crowd. They were keen to acquire the taste of the Group A saloon car racing formula that will form the basis of the 1983 British Championship. As at Zolder a fortnight...

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