British Touring Car Champions: Jim Clark, Gabriele Tarquini, Fabrizio Giovanardi, Yvan Muller, Alain Menu, Rickard Rydell, James Thompson

 
9781233166305: British Touring Car Champions: Jim Clark, Gabriele Tarquini, Fabrizio Giovanardi, Yvan Muller, Alain Menu, Rickard Rydell, James Thompson
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Jim Clark, Gabriele Tarquini, Fabrizio Giovanardi, Yvan Muller, Alain Menu, Rickard Rydell, James Thompson, Jason Plato, Colin Turkington, John Love, Frank Gardner, Joachim Winkelhock, Tim Harvey, Matt Neal, Win Percy, Bernard Unett, John Cleland, Andy Rouse, Will Hoy, John Fitzpatrick, Chris Hodgetts, Jack Sears, John Whitmore, Roy Pierpoint, Robb Gravett, Jeff Uren, Frank Sytner, Alec Poole, Bill McGovern, Richard Longman, Doc Shepherd. Excerpt: James "Jim" (or "Jimmy") Clark, Jr. OBE (4 March 1936 - 7 April 1968) was a British Formula One racing driver from Scotland, who won two World Championships, in 1963 and 1965. Clark was a versatile driver who competed in sports cars, touring cars and in the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1965. He even competed in American NASCAR stock cars, driving a 7 litre Holman Moody Ford on the banked speedway at Rockingham, North Carolina on October 29, 1967. He was killed in a Formula Two motor racing accident in Hockenheim, Germany in 1968. At the time of his death, he had won more Grand Prix races (25) and achieved more Grand Prix pole positions (33) than any other driver. The Times recently placed Clark at the top of a list of the greatest Formula One drivers. James Clark Jr. was born into a farming family at Kilmany House Farm, Fife, the youngest child of five, and the only boy. In 1942 the family moved to Edington Mains Farm, near Duns, Berwickshire, in the Borders. He was educated at primary schools, first in Kilmany and then in Chirnside, and then following three years of preparatory schooling at Clifton Hall near Edinburgh he was sent to Loretto School in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh. Although his parents were opposed to the idea, Clark started his racing in local road rally and hill climb events driving his own Sunbeam-Talbot, and proved a fearsome competitor right from t...

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