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Q. When was ARG last OFFICIALLY at Le Mans. To complete your answer you need to answer the following:

a. Year?
b. Car?
c. Entrant?
d. Engine used(now there's a clue)?
e. The team entered two cars, one was powered by a DFV and called "Henrey". What was the other car called?
f. Why did the car retire?


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Not the Jaguar 220

Most definately not the Jaguar as TWR at the time owned the rights for the 6R4 unit which appeared in the back of the 220.

However, the car in question was sponsored by Austin Rover as well as Leyland Trucks.

Will post answers by Monday pm.

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1986!

When was ARG last OFFICIALLY at Le Mans.

Jim
a - 1986
b - Ecosse C-286 (designed by Ray Mallock)
c - Ecurie Ecosse, known for its 1950/60s entries in Jaguar C & D Types.
d - 3 litre Austin Rover V64V
e - The V64V powered car of Ray Mallock, Mike Wilds and David Leslie (Entry Nº 79) was nicknamed 'Reggie'.
f - The V64V qualified 8th in Class C2 with a time of 3 minutes 55.35 seconds. The Ecosse (which was driven a 3/4 throttle to hopefully last the distance!) retired after 181 laps. Quote from Autosport (5 June 1986) 'Leslie had suffered tyre failure in the Ecosse on the Mulsanne straight, glanced the barriers but controlled the incident, then had the flailing cover tear through the water radiator. The resourceful David managed to find a bottle to replenish the system at Mulsanne Corner, scaled a fence to reach a tap at Arnage, then helped himself from a fire engine at the Porsche Curves, and reached home base, where the sturdy car was repaired yet again by its sterling crew. Only later did the ACO disqualify the car for receiving outside assistance!

The above incident happened just after 6 am when the car was leading C2 and in 12th Overall! A perfectly good car which the team said 'could have lasted another day!' was then driven around to the paddock and into retirement!

How did I get on then Jim?

Kind regards and look forward to the next teaser!,

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SPOT ON DAVID

David you answer was spot. With respect to your knowledge may I congratulate you.

1986 was particularly good for ARG as they won the C2 World Championship with Ecurie Ecosse as well as the European Touring Car Championship with Win Percy.

Unfortunately ARG pulled the plug on the Sportscar project and bined the SD1 racing programme. Waste of time due to the 800 entering production.

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Thanks!

JIM said:
With respect to your knowledge may I congratulate you.

Jim
Actually Jim you should have said :

'With respect to my Autosport collection!'

The Ecosse won Group C2 at the Brands Hatch 1000kms, Nurburgring 100kms, Spa 1000kms and Fuji 1000kms, on their way to becoming World Sports Prototype Group C2 Champions.

Ecosse driver, Ray Mallock was the highest finishing driver in Group C2 in 3rd with 80 points. The drivers crown was won by Gordon Spice / Ray Bellm on 99 points each in the Spice Cosworth.

Look forward to the next teaser Jim!

Well done.

David
 
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