This Week in Racing History (April 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker April 24 Garrie Cooper, founder of Elfin Sports Cars, dies from a ruptured aorta (1982). April 25 F1 and sports car racer Michele Alboreto killed in a crash while testing an Audi A8 in Germany ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 24
Garrie Cooper, founder of Elfin Sports Cars, dies from a ruptured aorta (1982).

April 25
F1 and sports car racer Michele Alboreto killed in a crash while testing an Audi A8 in Germany (2001).

April 26
Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drive a Porsche 908LH to victory in the 1000 km endurance race at Monza, Italy (1969).

April 27
Eugene Chaboud wins the Grand Prix du Rousillon at Perpignan, France, in a Talbot 26 (1947).

April 28
Peter Gethin drives a Chevron B28 to victoy in the F5000 race at Zolder, Belgium (1974).

April 29
Ronnie Peterson drives a John Player Special Lotus 72 to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona (1973).

April 30
Walt Hansgen leads a Maserati 1-2-3 finish in the SCCA National sports car event at Virginia International Raceway in Danville, Virginia, USA (1961).

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Series History
Drivers Michele Alboreto , Brian Redman , Ronnie Peterson , Peter Gethin