This Week in Racing History (December 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 5 The paved track at Marouba, New South Wales, Australia, opens (1925). December 6 F1 Champion and DTM team owner Keke Rosberg born (1948). December 7 George Sherrard dies in an accident...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 5
The paved track at Marouba, New South Wales, Australia, opens (1925).

December 6
F1 Champion and DTM team owner Keke Rosberg born (1948).

December 7
George Sherrard dies in an accident during practice at Paramount Sportsman's Ranch near Agoura, California, USA, when his Jaguar hits a previously damaged guardrail (1956).

December 8
The Ferrari 250 GTO driven by Charlie Hayes finishes third overall and first in class in the Governor's Trophy Race at Nassau in the Bahamas (1962).

December 9
Daniel MacKinlay Jr., driving a Spyker, and L. de Dantos, driving a Daracq, finish in a dead-heat in the first documented auto compitition in Argentina, a trial from Buenos Aires to Tigre (1906).

December 10
Racer Jurgen Barth born (1947).

December 11
Jim Hall, driving a Maserati Tip 61, wins the feature race at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1960).

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Drivers Keke Rosberg , Jürgen Barth