Articles tagged Wayne Gardner

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Reviews

The class motor racing circuits of Europeby David Venables How fitting that a sport as prone to selfmythologising as motor racing should have found its nascent expression on the European continent. Its landscapes and cultures have enriched us with Norse sagas, chivalric romances, Greek gods, the Niebelungen and Parsifal, but they have also given us the legends of Fangio in the shadows of Schloss...

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WHO IS WITHOUT SIN?

WHO IS WITHOUT SIN? Mat Oxley IHAVE BEEN READING KEITH RICHARDS' AUTOBIOGRAPHY, AND an excellent work it is. Large tracts of the tome deal with his time as a heroin addict, during which he brought the Stones to the brink of extinction on several occasions. Not long after Richards cleaned up, Ronnie Wood got into crack cocaine. Richards was so incensed at his colleague threatening the band's...

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Fast and glorious

Goodwood Revival "This is about the passion," said Patrick Tambay wearing a broad smile. The French ace was one of the galaxy of stars competing in the fifth Goodwood Revival meeting, and his drive to victory along compatriot Henri Pescarolo in the TT Celebration race was one of many highlights of a memorable event. The TT was a thriller, with the AC Cobra of Tambay/Pescarolo taking on the Jaguar...

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Mat Oxley

Walk on the Highside This iconic photograph (see page) symbolises The 500 Two-stroke at the apex of its wickedness. The victim – being cruelly ejected from his Honda NSR500 – is Wayne Gardner, Australia’s first 500 World Champion, who got through his career on a mix of champagne and novocaine. Gardner’s injury woes personified a thrilling era of racing that was wracked with suffering. The year is...

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The right stuff

The annual Revival is justifiably promoted as a magical step back in time. In case you’ve never been, here’s why By Robert Stride The important thing about the Goodwood Revival is to get the point, and understand what Lord March is trying to do with this extraordinary event. It is not a historic motor racing meeting, it is an eclectic collection of happenings designed to entertain, to bring a bit...

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Mat Oxley – MotoGP

The dirt track tradition It sounds like someone has just unbolted the Gates of Hades. A deep and mournful groan reverberates through the darkness pockmarked by a hundred spotlights. The groan becomes a baleful roar and out of the white-light blackness comes a many-headed monster, riding right at you, spewing dirt and rocks and gasoline fumes. It’s a pack of 16 angry young men, tangling handlebars...

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Letters

A life on the ocean wave? An interesting article by Damien Smith last month – I’d forgotten David Richards was a maritime anorak. I watched the 2013 America’s Cup and you raised an intriguing thought: could we see a David Richards-managed, Adrian Newey-designed yacht crewed by Ben Ainslie in a few years? I’m sure British industry and backers would get behind that.Mike George, EdinburghWe asked...

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