RAC Tourist Trophy

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RAC Tourist Trophy
Silverstone
Silverstone race circuit.svg
Race information
Laps 197
Circuit length 5.901 km (3.667 mi)
Number of times held 63
First held 1905
Last race (2014)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

The International Tourist Trophy is an award given by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) and awarded semi-annually to the winners of a selected motor racing event each year in the United Kingdom. It was first awarded in 1905 and continues to be awarded to this day, making it the longest lasting trophy in motorsports.[1] Tourist Trophy events have been part of major national and international racing series, including the World Sportscar Championship, World Touring Car Championship, European Touring Car Championship, FIA GT Championship, and British Touring Car Championship. From 2013, It was announced that the Tourist Trophy would be awarded as part of the 6 Hours of Silverstone in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the first time it has been awarded as part of a sportscar world championship since 1964.[2]

Winners[edit]

The trophy has been contested at various circuits over the years, with the types of cars running varying from Grand Prix cars to touring cars and sports cars.[3] In some years the race was run on a handicap basis which explains some of the wins by small-engined cars such as MGs, Rileys and DB-Panhard.

Year Drivers Car Type Circuit
1905 United Kingdom John Napier Arrol-Johnston Touring car Isle of Man Highlands Course
1906 United Kingdom Charles Rolls Rolls-Royce 20 hp Touring car Isle of Man 'Short' Highlands Course
1907 United Kingdom Ernest Courtis Rover 20 hp Touring car Isle of Man 'Short' Highlands Course
1908 United Kingdom Willy Watson Hutton (Napier) Grand Prix Isle of Man Four Inch Course
1909

1913
Not held
1914 United Kingdom Kenelm Lee Guinness Sunbeam Grand Prix Isle of Man Isle of Man Mountain Circuit
1915

1921
Not held
1922 France Jean Chassagne Sunbeam Tourist Trophy Grand Prix Isle of Man Isle of Man Mountain Circuit
1923

1927
Not held
1928 United Kingdom Kaye Don Lea-Francis Hyper S Sports car Northern Ireland Ards Circuit
1929 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz SSK Sports car Northern Ireland Ards Circuit
1930 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Sports car Northern Ireland Ards Circuit
1931 United Kingdom Norman Black MG C-type Midget Sports car Northern Ireland Ards Circuit
1932 United Kingdom Cyril Whitcroft Riley Brooklands Nine Sports car Northern Ireland Ards Circuit
1933 Italy Tazio Nuvolari MG Magnette K3 Sports car Northern Ireland Ards Circuit
1934 United Kingdom Charles Dodson MG Magnette NE Sports car Northern Ireland Ards Circuit
1935 United Kingdom Freddie Dixon Riley TT Sprite Sports car Northern Ireland Ards Circuit
1936 United Kingdom Freddie Dixon
United Kingdom Charles Dodson
Riley TT Sprite Sports car Northern Ireland Ards Circuit
1937 Italy Franco Comotti Talbot-Lago T150C Sports car England Donington Park
1938 France Louis Gérard Delage D6-70 Sports car England Donington Park
1939

1949
Not held
1950 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Jaguar XK120 Sports car Northern Ireland Dundrod Circuit
1951 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Jaguar XK120C Sports car Northern Ireland Dundrod Circuit
1952 Not held
1953 United Kingdom Peter Collins
United Kingdom Pat Griffith
Aston Martin DB3S Sports car Northern Ireland Dundrod Circuit
1954 France Gerard Laureau
France Paul Armagnac
DB-Panhard 745 cc[4] Sports car Northern Ireland Dundrod Circuit
1955 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United States John Fitch
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Sports car Northern Ireland Dundrod Circuit
1956

1957
Not held
1958 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Tony Brooks
Aston Martin DBR1 Sports car England Goodwood Circuit
1959 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Jack Fairman
United States Carroll Shelby
Aston Martin DBR1 Sports car England Goodwood Circuit
1960 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Ferrari 250 GT Grand tourer England Goodwood Circuit
1961 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Ferrari 250 GT Grand tourer England Goodwood Circuit
1962 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Ferrari 250 GTO Grand tourer England Goodwood Circuit
1963 United Kingdom Graham Hill Ferrari 250 GTO Grand tourer England Goodwood Circuit
1964 United Kingdom Graham Hill Ferrari 330P Sports car England Goodwood Circuit
1965 New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham BT8-Climax Sports car England Oulton Park
1966 New Zealand Denny Hulme Lola T70-Chevrolet Sports car England Oulton Park
1967 Italy Andrea de Adamich Alfa Romeo GTA Touring car England Oulton Park
1968 New Zealand Denny Hulme Lola T70-Chevrolet Sports car England Oulton Park
1969 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lola T70-Chevrolet Sports car England Oulton Park
1970 Australia Brian Muir Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1971 Not held
1972 Germany Jochen Mass
Germany Dieter Glemser
Ford Capri RS2600 Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1973 United Kingdom Derek Bell
Austria Harald Ertl
BMW 3.0 CSL Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1974 United Kingdom Stuart Graham Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1975 United Kingdom Stuart Graham Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1976 Belgium Jean Xhenceval
Belgium Pierre Dieudonné
Belgium Hughes de Fierlandt
BMW 3.0 CSL Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1977 Austria Dieter Quester
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
BMW 3.0 CSL Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1978 Belgium Raijmond van Hove
Belgium Eddy Joosen
BMW 3.0 CSL Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1979 Italy Martino Finotto
Italy Carlo Facetti
BMW 3.0 CSL Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1980 Italy Umberto Grano
Austria Harald Neger
Austria Heribert Werginz
BMW 635CSi Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1981 United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
United Kingdom Chuck Nicholson
Mazda RX-7 Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1982 United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
United Kingdom Chuck Nicholson
Jaguar XJS Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1983 United Kingdom Steve Soper
France René Metge
Rover Vitesse Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1984 Germany Helmut Kelleners
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli
BMW 635CSi Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1985 United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
United Kingdom Win Percy
Rover Vitesse Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1986 United Kingdom Jeff Allam
New Zealand Denny Hulme
Rover Vitesse Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1987 Switzerland Enzo Calderari
Italy Fabio Mancini
BMW M3 Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1988 United Kingdom Andy Rouse
France Alain Ferté
Ford Sierra RS500 Touring car England Silverstone Circuit
1989

1993
Not held
1994 New Zealand Paul Radisich Ford Mondeo Ghia Touring car England Donington Park
1995 Not held
1996 Switzerland Alain Menu Renault Laguna Touring car England Donington Park
1997 Switzerland Alain Menu Renault Laguna Touring car England Donington Park
1998 Italy Vincenzo Sospiri
France Emmanuel Collard
Ferrari 333 SP Sports car England Donington Park
1999

2004
Not held
2005 Portugal Pedro Lamy
Netherlands Peter Kox
Aston Martin DBR9 Grand tourer England Silverstone Circuit
2006 Germany Michael Bartels
Italy Andrea Bertolini
Maserati MC12 Grand tourer England Silverstone Circuit
2007 Finland Mika Salo
Italy Thomas Biagi
Maserati MC12 Grand tourer England Silverstone Circuit
2008 United Kingdom Ryan Sharp
Austria Karl Wendlinger
Aston Martin DBR9 Grand tourer England Silverstone Circuit
2009 United Kingdom Ryan Sharp
Austria Karl Wendlinger
Saleen S7-R Grand tourer England Silverstone Circuit
2010 United Kingdom Warren Hughes
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
Nissan GT-R GT1 Grand tourer England Silverstone Circuit
2011 Germany Michael Krumm
Germany Lucas Luhr
Nissan GT-R GT1 Grand tourer England Silverstone Circuit
2012 Not held
2013 United Kingdom Allan McNish
Denmark Tom Kristensen
France Loïc Duval
Audi R18 e-tron quattro Sports car England Silverstone Circuit
2014 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
France Nicolas Lapierre
Switzerland Sebastien Buemi
Toyota TS040 Hybrid Sports car England Silverstone Circuit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club History". Royal Automobile Club. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Tourist Trophy to be awarded to Silverstone WEC winners". Autosport Magazine. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  3. ^ "The Tourist Trophy - 1905-1994". Team Dan Motorsport Almanac. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
  4. ^ Hammond, Maurice A. (1969), Motorcade: A dictionary of motoring history, London, UK: G. Bell & Sons, p. 205, ISBN 0-7135-1609-7 

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