This Week in Racing History (May 1-7)

By Michael Stucker,

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 1
Ivor Bueb wins the 1500cc sports car race at Brands Hatch, England, driving a Copper-Climax (1955).

Brian Redman, 1982
Brian Redman, 1982

Photo by: Jean-Philippe Legrand

May 2
Gilles Villeneuve drives a March 76B to victory in the IMSA Formula Atlantic race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1976).

May 3
Brian Redman drives a Chevrolet-powered Lola T-600 to victory in the 100 mile IMSA race at Laguna Seca, California, USA (1981)

May 4
The Corkstown 100 motorcycle road race in Ireland is abandoned because of rain (1922).

May 5
Driving a Roy Winkelman Racing Brabham BT23C, Jochen Rindt wins the first heat of the Linbourg Grand Prix F2 race at Zolder, Belgium (1968).

May 6
Alfa Romeos finish 1-2-3 in the Tripoli Grand Prix with Achille Varzi leading home Guy Moll and Louis Chiron (1934).

May 7
Mike Spence dies in an accident during practice for the Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (1968).

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Series History
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Brian Redman , Jochen Rindt
Tags alfa romeo, brabham, brian redman, bueb, gilles villeneuve, jochen rindt, mike spence