This Week in Racing History (April 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 5 Jochen Rindt wins the Pau Grand Prix F2 race driving a Lotus 69 (1970). April 6 Hermann Lang, Grand Prix and sports car driver, born (1909). April 7 Alain Prost wins the...

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

April 5
Jochen Rindt wins the Pau Grand Prix F2 race driving a Lotus 69 (1970).

April 6
Hermann Lang, Grand Prix and sports car driver, born (1909).

April 7
Alain Prost wins the Brazilian Grand Prix at Jacarapagua, in Rio de Janeiro, driving a McLaren-TAG MP4/2B (1985).

April 8
NASCAR team owner Butch Mock born (1952).

April 9
The FIM announces that, beginning in 2002, 4-stroke engines of 990cc displacement would be allowed to run in the top class of motorcycle Grand Prix racing (2000).

April 10
Rene Dreyfus drives a Delehaye to victory in the Grand Prix run in Pau, France (1938).

April 11
George Follmer wins the USRRC race in Pensacola, Florida, USA, driving a Porsche-powered Lotus 23 (1965).

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Series History
Drivers George Follmer , Alain Prost , Jochen Rindt