COBOURN: Remembering Chris Amon, 73

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ROTORUA, N.Z. —  Chris Amon, the 1966 winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours and former Formula One World Championship driver, died Aug. 3 in a hospital in New Zealand of cancer. He was 73. Having started in 96 Formula One races from 1963 to 1976, Amon was perennially known for his poor luck. Driving for Ferrari from 1967 to 1969, Amon …

WRC: Meeke Sets Record-Breaking Pace On Way To Win in Finland

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Jyväskylä, FINLAND— Kris Meeke set the fastest average speed ever in the World Rally Championship for an overall rally when he won the Neste Rally Finland on Sunday, becoming the first British driver ever to win the event. The Northern Irishman drove a strong rally, beating Volkswagen’s Jari-Matti Latvala by 29.1 seconds. Meeke’s average speed of 78.7 miles per hour …

V8SC: 2016 Team Preview — Britek Motorsport

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ALBURY, New South Wales, Australia — Team Preview by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — Robert Cianflone/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s Preview of the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship! We continue our run through the field with a look at the satellite operation for Brad Jones Racing, Britek Motorsport — the next-to-last finisher in …

WRC: Race Preview — Swedish Rally; World Rally Championship Round Two

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KARLSTAD, Varmland, Sweden — Race Preview by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — WRC photo — Ah, Valentine’s Day. A chance for you and your special someone to be romantic, share some fun (and dessert) and show how much you care about each other and the things you love. And, just for good measure, the FIA was …

The Pit Stop: DeltaWing-ing It As They Go — Can the Coupe Survive the Rolex’s First Quarter?

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Column by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — Alfred Snow photo — For baseball fans, Groundhog’s Day is when pitchers and catchers report for spring training. Winter is finally over when that happens. For racing fans, however, winter begins to end when the first laps of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona happen this …