1972 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1972 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.

Years in motorsport

1972 in sports

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
6 February 6 Hours of Daytona [1]
20 February 14th Daytona 500 [2]
6 May 56th Targa Florio [3]
14 May 30th Monaco Grand Prix [4]
27 May 56th Indianapolis 500 [5]
5–9 June 54th Isle of Man TT [6]
10–11 June 40th 24 Hours of Le Mans [7]
24–25 June 3rd 24 Hours of Nurburgring [8]
22–23 July 24th 24 Hours of Spa [9]
1 October 13th Hardie-Ferodo 500 [10]
26 November 19th Macau Grand Prix [11]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
20 March Pedro Lamy Portuguese Racing driver 1992 Masters of Formula 3 winner. [12]
5 April Tom Coronel Dutch Racing driver 1999 Formula Nippon champion, 1997 Masters of Formula 3 winner. [13]
23 May Rubens Barrichello Brazilian Racing driver Winner of the 11 Formula One Grand Prix, GPDA chairman (2010-2012). [14]
11 July Steven Richards New Zealander Racing driver Winner of the Bathurst 1000 in 1998-1999, 2013 and 2015. [15]
15 October Carlos Checa Spanish Motorcycle racer Superbike World champion (2011). [16]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
11 June Jo Bonnier 42 Swedish Racing driver The first Swedish Formula One driver. 1959 Dutch Grand Prix winner. [17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daytona 6 Hours 1972 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1972 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "56^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "1972 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "1972 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "TT 1972". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1972". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Nurburgring 24 hours". touringcarracing.net. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  9. ^ "24 h Spa-Francorchamps". touringcarracing.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  10. ^ "1972 Bathurst 1000". Unique Cars & Parts. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  11. ^ "1972 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  12. ^ "David Coulthard". ESPN. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Tom Coronel". driverdb.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Rubens Barrichello". ESPN. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Steven Richards". driverdb.com. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Carlos Checa". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Jo Bonnier". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.

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