This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 10
Bob Tullius and Bill Adam drive the Group 44 Jaguar XJR-5 to victory in the IMSA race at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA. First win for Jaguar in a top level series in 25 years. First win for a factory prototype in IMSA competition (1983).

April 11
A Honda RC211V MotoGP bike is tested for the first time, at Sugo, Japan (2001).

April 12
Peter Brock wins the Australian Touring Car Championship race at Sandown Park, Australia (1981).

April 13
Rudolph Caracciola drives a Mercedes to victory in the Monoco Grand Prix (1936).

April 14
The inaugural season of Indy Lites opens at Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1986).

April 15
Displeased with NASCAR rule changes, Ford pulls out of Grand National competition (1966).

April 16
Al Unser Jr., driving a Lola T8900, wins the CART Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, in California (1989).