This Week in Racing History (October 3-9)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 3 Brian Redman drives a BRM-Chevrolet to victory in the Interserie race at Hockenheim, West Germany (1971). October 4 The first race to be held on the banked track at ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker
www.vintageRPM.com

October 3
Brian Redman drives a BRM-Chevrolet to victory in the Interserie race at Hockenheim, West Germany (1971).

October 4
The first race to be held on the banked track at Montlhery, France, a race for cyclecars up to 500cc, is won by a Darmont-Morgan driven by Marcel Dhome (1924).

October 5
Graeme Bailey and Allan Grice drive a Holden Commodore to victory in the James Hardie 1000 at Mount Panarama in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia (1986).

October 6
Francois Cevert dies when his Tyrrell-Ford crashes during practice for the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, New York (1973).

October 7
Gil de Ferran wins the CART Texaco Grand Prix of Houston (2001).

October 8
Innes Ireland drives a Lotus-Climax to victory in the USGP. First USGP held at Watkins Glen, New York. First Team Lotus win in a championship qualifying Grand Prix (1961).

October 9
Johannes Ortner drives an Abarth 2000P to victory in the Coupe de Salon sports car race at Montlhery, France (1966).

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Series History
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Brian Redman , François Cévert
Teams Team Lotus