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This week in history

This week in history

This week in history

8 years ago – German GP/Sachsenring/1998 – The first event to be held at the revised Sachsenring circuit based in the area of the original road circuit which was last used in 1972. Only two riders who competed in the premier-class in that first event are still racing in Grand Prix; Kenny Roberts and Sete Gibernau.

14 years ago – Hungarian GP/Hungaroring/1992/500cc - The second (and last) Grand Prix event to be held in Hungary. The 500cc race was won by Eddie Lawson riding the Cagiva, the first of three race victories for the Italian machine. This was also the first victory in the premier-class for a non-Japanese manufacturer since Michel Frutschi won the French GP in 1982 riding a Sanvenero in a race which was boycotted by the top riders for safety reason.
18 years ago – Yugoslavian GP/Rijeka/1988 – This was the only previous occasion prior to the last GP event at Donington that Spanish riders had won three GP races in a single day having also qualified on pole. Jorge Martinez won the 80cc and 125cc races, Sito Pons won the 250cc race.
35 years ago – East German GP/Sachsenring/1971/250cc – West German rider Dieter Braun won this race, the last time that a German rider has won at the Sachsenring circuit.
37 years - East German GP/Sachsenring/1969 –Bill Ivy, winner of 21 Grand Prix races, lost his life on Saturday 12th July 1969 when he crashed during practice due to his engine seizing.

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