People in this week in racing history include: Dick Johnson, Duncan Hamilton, Stirling Moss, Henri Toivonen, Sergio Cresta, Georges Filipenetti, Peter Collins,Jaguar XJR-16
This Week in Racing History
The TWR Jaguar XJR-16 makes its competition debut in the IMSA GTP race at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (1991).
Australian Touring Car legend Dick Johnson is born in Brisbane, Australia (1947).
Racer Duncan Hamilton born in Cork, Ireland (1920).
Stirling Moss drives a race car for the first time in over a year - since a crash that nearly killed him - in a test session at Goodwood, England. His driving is not up to his own standard, and he retires from competition (1963).
Driver Henri Toivonen and codriver Sergio Cresta are killed when their Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car crashes into a tree and bursts into flames during the Tour de Corse rally (1986).
Georges Filipenetti, founder of Scuderia Filipenetti, dies suddenly of a long-standing diabetic condition (1973).
Peter Collins wins the International Trophy race at Silverstone, England, driving a Ferrari Dino 246 (1957).