This Week in Racing History (December 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker December 19 The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967). December 20 Formula One and sports car racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968). December 21 Ayrton Senna tests a...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

December 19
The first Matra 3-liter V12 engine comes to life on a test-bench (1967).

December 20
Formula One and sports car racer Karl Wendlinger born (1968).

December 21
Ayrton Senna tests a Penske Indycar at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1992).

December 22
Garrie Clifford Cooper, founder of the Elfin race car company, born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (1935).

December 23
Grand prix and sports car racer Prince Bira dies of natural causes (1985).

December 24
Formula and sports car racer Howden Ganley born in Hamilton, New Zealand (1941).

December 25
Future World Superbike champion Colin Edwards receives his first motorcycle, a Suzuki JR50, as a Christmas present at the age of 3 (1977).

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Series History
Drivers Karl Wendlinger , Ayrton Senna , Colin Edwards , Howden Ganley