This Week in Racing History
Gilles Villeneuve dies in a practice accident before Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder (1982).
Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver drive their Wyer-Gulf Porsche 917K to victory in the 1000 Kilometer race at Spa, Belgium. Their average speed of 154.8 mph still stands today as the fastest road race ever (1971).
Colin Edwards wins both races at Monza, Italy, for his first World Superbike victories (1998).
Peter Kox and Robert Ravaglia drive a McLaren F1 to victory in the FIA GT race at Silverstone, England (1997).
To celebrate the opening of the new, shorter Nurburgring, Mercedes organizes a race between established and up and coming racers, including nine world champions, in street legal 190Es. The race winner is virtual unknown and F1 rookie Aryton Senna (1984).
Edoardo Lualdi drives a Ferrari 250 GTO to victory in the Coppa Asiago in Itay (1962).
Kim Campbell wins the Bosch-VW Super Vee race at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1989).