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Best of 2010: Top 5 Le Mans and Sportscar stories

Submitted by on December 24, 2010

1. Ignazio Giunti: The avoidable crash

This has to be one of the most ridiculous and completely avoidable crashes I have ever seen. The tragic part is that it claimed the life of popular Italian driver Ignazio Giunti. Read More

2.  Legendary lives: Tony Adamowicz

Born in up-state New York in 1941, Tony Adamowicz, or Tony ‘A2Z’ as he is fondly often referred to, became interested in cars as a young boy, and was inspired in the late 1940s by the emerging Ferrari brand. Read more

3. Fever machines: Porsche 917/10

Porsche’s fearsome 917 sports-racer came, saw and conquered during the first two world sportscar championship seasons of the 1970s. Read more

4.  Sandown 1000kms 1984: Bellof on top down under

Sportscar racing’s brightest prospect, Stefan Bellof, finally secured the discipline’s biggest prize, the FIA Endurance Championship for drivers, with his sixth win of the 1984 season. Read more

5.  Le Mans ’69: 100-yard humdinger

The 37th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours features on most sportscar racing fans’ list of ‘greatest-ever races’ around the legendary La Sarthe venue – and for several good reasons. Read more

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