1966 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1966 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

List of years in motorsport
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1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

Annual eventsEdit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
5–6 February[N 1] 5th 24 Hours of Daytona [1]
27 February 8th Daytona 500 [2]
8 May 50th Targa Florio [3]
22 May 24th Monaco Grand Prix [4]
30 May 50th Indianapolis 500 [5]
18–19 June 34th 24 Hours of Le Mans [6]
23–24 July 18th 24 Hours of Spa [7]
28 August-2 September 48th Isle of Man TT [8]
2 October 7th Gallaher 500 [9]
20 November 13th Macau Grand Prix [10]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
31 January JJ Lehto Finnish Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1995, 2005). [11]
21 March Kenny Bräck Swedish Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1999). [12]
8 April Mark Blundell British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1992). [13]
Harri Rovanperä Finnish Rally driver 2001 Swedish Rally winner. [14]
27 Marco Werner German Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (2005-2007). [15]
14 July Ralf Waldmann German Motorcycle rider Winner of the 20 Grand Prix motorcycle racing events (125cc and 250cc). [16]
10 August Éric Hélary French Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1993). [17]
2 September Olivier Panis French Racing driver 1996 Monaco Grand Prix winner [18]
24 Christophe Bouchut French Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1993). [19]
20 December Matt Neal British Racing driver BTCC Champion (2005-2006, 2011) [20]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
30 June Giuseppe Farina 59 Italian Racing driver The first Formula One World Drivers' Champion. [21]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The first 24 Hour-distance race.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daytona 24 Hours 1966 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1966 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "50^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "1966 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "1966 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1966". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Spa 24 Hours 1966 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  8. ^ "TT 1966". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  9. ^ "1966 Bathurst 1000". Unique Cars & Parts. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  10. ^ "1966 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  11. ^ "JJ Lehto". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Kenny Bräck". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Mark Blundell". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Harri Rovanperä". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Marco Werner". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Ralf Waldmann". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Éric Hélary". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Olivier Panis". ESPN. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Christophe Bouchut". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Matt Neal". Inside BTCC. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  21. ^ "Nino Farina". ESPN. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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