People in this week in racing history include: Steve McQueen, Ayrton Senna, Julian Bailey, Jamie Campbell-Walker, Jim Hall, Hap Sharp, Lorraine Barrow, Jo Siffert and David Piper's
This Week in Racing History
Steve McQueen, actor and racer who starred in the movie "Le Mans", is born in Beech Grove, Indiana (1930).
Ayrton Senna starts his first F1 race, the Brazilian GP at Rio, in a Toleman. Alain Prost wins the race in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984).
Julian Bailey and Jamie Campbell-Walker drive a Lister Storm to victory in the FIA GT race in Valencia, Spain.
First FIA GT win for Lister. First time in 20 months that a car other than a Chrysler Viper has won an FIA GT event (2000).
Jim Hall and Hap Sharp, driving a Chaparral 2, win the rain soaked 12 Hours of Sebring (1965).
Lorraine Barrow sets a standing-start one mile record of 72.6 seconds in a 35-HP Mercedes during the Nice, France, "Week of Speed" (1901).
NPTI (Nissan Performance Technology Inc.), formerly Electromotive Engineering, the builders and racers of Nissan's IMSA GTP cars, closes its doors (1993).
Jo Siffert drives David Piper's Porsche 917K to victory in the BARC 200-Embassy Trophy race at Thruxton, England (1970).