Endurance Racing at Silverstone in the 1970s & 1980s

Endurance Racing at Silverstone in the 1970s & 1980s
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Changes to regulations for sports car racing in the late 1970s paved the way for a golden era of endurance racing in the 80s, with the likes of Porsche, Lancia, Jaguar and Mercedes all vying for the World Sportscar Championship. The Silverstone 6-Hour and 1000km races became a cornerstone of this championship and the event was often used by the teams as a warm-up to the all important Le Mans 24-Hour race, which followed it on the calendar. This book charts the progress of the races, year-by-year from 1976, through the era of the Group C cars, up to the end of the eighties, with previously unpublished accounts and photographs of each event

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Chas Parker’s experience of motorsport publishing includes roles as a sub-editor and occasional contributor to Autosport and Motorsport News, Britain’s leading motorsport weeklies. He has written several motorsport books, including Haynes's Brands Hatch: The history of Britain’s best-loved motor racing circuit and Silverstone: The home of British motor racing, plus Jaguar D-type, Bugatti Type 35 and Lola T70 Manuals. He lives in East Sussex.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781845842772
Illustrations: 100 color ill
Size: 8 in x 7.5 in x 0.375 in / 203.2 mm x 190.5 mm x 9.525 mm
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