This Week in Racing History (December 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 21 Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992). December 22 The engine that will be used in the Honda RC211V MotoGP bike is run ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 21
Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992).

December 22
The engine that will be used in the Honda RC211V MotoGP bike is run for the first time (2000).

December 23
Grand prix and sportscar racer Prince Bira dies of natural causes (1985).

December 24
Del Russo Taylor, the first man to enter a GTP car (Chevron-Alfa) in IMSA competition, dies from a heart attack (1991).

December 25
NHRA Pro Stock drag racer Rickie Smith born (1953).

December 26
Derek Bell wins the Boxing Day meeting at Brands Hatch, England, in an F3 Brabham BT21 (1966).

December 27
Charles Marie van Eugen joins the Lea-Francis company as an automobile designer (1922).

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Series History
Drivers Ayrton Senna , Derek Bell , Rickie Smith