This week in racing history (April 28-May 4)

People in this week in racing history include: Dick Johnson, Duncan Hamilton, Stirling Moss, Henri Toivonen, Sergio Cresta, Georges Filipenetti, Peter Collins,Jaguar XJR-16

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

April 28
The TWR Jaguar XJR-16 makes its competition debut in the IMSA GTP race at Road Atlanta in Brazelton, Georgia, USA (1991).

Jaguar XJR-16
Jaguar XJR-16

Photo by: Dave Dyer

April 29
Australian Touring Car legend Dick Johnson is born in Brisbane, Australia (1947).

April 30
Racer Duncan Hamilton born in Cork, Ireland (1920).

May 1
Stirling Moss drives a race car for the first time in over a year - since a crash that nearly killed him - in a test session at Goodwood, England. His driving is not up to his own standard, and he retires from competition (1963).

May 2
Driver Henri Toivonen and codriver Sergio Cresta are killed when their Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car crashes into a tree and bursts into flames during the Tour de Corse rally (1986).

May 3
Georges Filipenetti, founder of Scuderia Filipenetti, dies suddenly of a long-standing diabetic condition (1973).

May 4
Peter Collins wins the International Trophy race at Silverstone, England, driving a Ferrari Dino 246 (1957).

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Series Vintage , General
Drivers Peter Collins , Stirling Moss , Dick Johnson
Article type Special feature
Tags dick johnson, duncan hamilton, georges filipenetti, henri toivonen, history, jaguar xjr-16, peter collins, sergio cresta, stirling moss