This Week in Racing History
Circle track racer Kenneth Nichols born (1955).
Ford GT40s run at Le Mans for the first time during trials for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1964).
Chevrolet issues the "1957 Chevrolet Stock Car Competition Guide" to their drivers (1957).
Derek Bell and Hans Stuck win the Monza 1000 Kilometer World Sports Prototype Championship race driving a Porsche 962. First win for a car equiped with Porsche's PDK semi-automatic paddle-shifted transmission (1986).
Ayrton Senna, driving a Renualt powered Lotus 97T, scores his first Grand Prix win, at Estoril, Portugal (1985).
Gigi Villoresi drives a Maseratti 4CL to victory in the first post-WWII Grand Prix, in Nice, France (1946).
Paul Smart and Bruno Spaggiari finish 1-2 on Ducatis at Monza, Italy, to win the first F750 motorcycle race in Europe (1972).