Christmas Competition Answers - Final Part

67. How many Audi engined cars started the 2005 12 Hours of Sebring? -

FOUR - 2 x R8s, 2 x Spyker

68. Which marque had podium finishes in three different classes in ACO sanctioned racing in 2005?

Porsche - GT2, GT1 (A-Level at Silverstone), LMP2 at Laguna Seca

69. Which three sportscars raced at Daytona for the very first time in 2005?

Mazda RX8, Chase Pontiac, Audi R8

70. Why did dsc’s deputy editor miss the Monza 1000kms?

The London Bombings

71. How many different cars won in G2 in the 2005 FIA GT Championship?

Four - Balfe Motorsport Mosler, Vauxhall Monaro, Porsche (Spa 24 hrs) and Gillet Vertigo

72. Which 2 ex-F1 drivers scored race wins in DPs this season?

Jan Lammers and Christian Fittipaldi

73. Which 3 teams entered both GT1 cars and Prototypes in international races in 2005?

RML, Paul Belmondo Racing, Lister

74. Which two overseas national GT Championships visited the UK in 2005?

Belcar and the Dutch Supercar Challenge

75. Which three LMP1 cars made one off appearances in the LMES in 2005?

Jim Gainer Dome (Spa), Promec (Monza), and Chamberlain-Synergy Lola (Silverstone)

76. Which individual car (one chassis) was entered by three (arguably even four) different teams in 2005?

The Intersport, Kruse, Team Barazi (and Epsilon) Courage AER

77. How many different combinations of Lola chassis and engine appeared in the 2005 ALMS?

Six - Lola B2K/40 with Nissan, Judd and AER turbo engines, Lola B01/60 with AER engine, Lola B05/40s with NME and AER engines - plus the B05/40 Judd (Horag Lista ) which practised but did not race at PLM.

78. Which two drivers appeared in sportscars this year who more regularly are seen aboard World Rally Cars?

Sebastien Loeb and Stephane Sarrazin

79. Four drivers who have driven for Champion Audi won at Le Mans in 2005. Who are they?

24 Hour Winners Lehto, Werner and Kristensen and Le Mans Legends winner Johnny Herbert

80. How many races in 2005 were won by Care Racing Ferrari 550s?

This should of course have said class wins but the total is 17 - 4 x LMES, 3 x FIA GT, 2 x FFSA and 8 x Italian GT

81. Which three domestic GT titles were claimed by Ferrari teams in 2005?

British GT, Italian GT (both classes) and Spanish GT

82. Which car swapped classes (downwards!) during 2005?

Super GT Lamborghini Murcielago

83. How many different Mosler chassis started British GT races in 2005?

Three - Rollcentre's car substituted for the new Eclipse chassis damaged in pre-season testing, plus new chassis from Eclipse and Cadena GTC (the total would of course be four if you count the Balfe Mosler at the Magny-Cours race shared with FIA GT)

84. What was controversial about the LMP1 and GT2 class winners in the opening round of the 2005 LMES?

Neither was invited to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours (Factory Zytek and Team LNT TVR)

85. Why did only 49 cars start the 2005 Le Mans 24 Hours?

Gearbox problems for the Factory Lucchini forced a late withdrawal

86. Which teams started races in all three series, ALMS, LMES and FIA GT, in 2005?

Graham Nash Motorsport, Team LNT and Spyker Squadron

 

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