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The Swiss ban

After the tragic accident at Le Mans in 1955 (80 victims), many countries banned racing. Most quickly reversed this after additional safety regulations were introduced. In Switzerland, the ban remained in place until 2007. 1)

Grand Tourer Injection

Grand Tourer Injection (Italian: Gran Turismo Iniezione) or GTI for short is a fuel-injected model of car. It is traditionally associated with the Grand Tourer type, but today it is applied to a variety of hot hatch cars, even if they are not luxurious like Grand Tourers. The 1961 Maserati 3500 GTI is the first car with the acronym GTI, which became famous in 1976 with the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the 1984 Peugeot 205 GTI. 2)

Stéphane Peterhansel

Stéphane Peterhansel dominated the competition in the Paris-Dakar Rally, winning it 13 times between 1991 and 2017. He won the Dakar first six times as a motorcycle driver and then seven times in the off-road car class. 3)

Le Mans 24h race

How many drivers are there per car in the Le Mans 24h race? Traditionally teams were made up of two drivers, but in the late 1980s, a rule was introduced to force three (for safety reasons). 4)


What does the number 500 in the race name Indianapolis 500 mean? The race is held over a distance of 500 miles, which is equivalent to two hundred laps of the track. 5)

motorsport.txt · Last modified: 2021/11/08 18:13 by rapidplatypus