This Week in Racing History (May 12-18)

People in this week in racing history include: Rudolf Caracciola, Bernard Darniche, Alain Mahé, Stirling Moss, Rob Walker, Al Holbert, Jim Trueman, Allan Moffett,Dick Johnson, Jackie Ickx, Jochen Mass and Hiro Matsushita.

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

May 12
Rudolf Caracciola drives a Mercedes to victory in the Grand Prix of Tripoli (1935).

May 13
The Alpine-Renault A110 of Bernard Darniche and Alain Mahé wins the Rally Morocco (1973).

1976 Porsche 935
1976 Porsche 935

Photo by: Bob Heathcote

May 14
Stirling Moss wins the Monaco Grand Prix in a Lotus 18-Climax entered by Rob Walker. Moss' second straight Monaco win (1961).

May 15
Al Holbert and Jim Trueman drive a March-Porsche to victory in the IMSA Camel GT race at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (1983).

May 16
Allan Moffett, driving a Mazda RX7, wins the ATCC race at Surfers Paradise, Australia. Dick Johnson secures his second consecutive championship title (1982).

May 17
A Porsche 935 driven by Jackie Ickx and Jochen Mass wins the Group 5 World Manufacturers Championship race at Silverstone, England (1977).

May 18
Hiro Matsushita becomes the first Japanese driver to qualify for the Indy 500. He qualifies 24th (1991).

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Series History
Drivers Al Holbert , Stirling Moss , Jochen Mass , Dick Johnson , Bob Heath , Bernard Darniche
Article type Special feature
Tags caracciola, darniche, history, holbert, ickx, johnson, mass, matsushita, moffett, moss, trueman, walker