2002 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 2002 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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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
28 December-13 January 24th Dakar Rally [1]
2–3 February 40th 24 Hours of Daytona [2]
17 February 44th Daytona 500 [3]
25 May-7 June 84th Isle of Man TT [4]
26 May 60th Monaco Grand Prix [5]
26 May 86th Indianapolis 500 [6]
1–2 June 30th 24 Hours of Nurburgring [7]
15–16 June 70th 24 Hours of Le Mans [8]
3–4 August 54th 24 Hours of Spa [9]
4 August 25th Suzuka 8 Hours [10]
11 August 12th Masters of Formula 3 [11]
13 October 45th Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 [12]
17 November 49th Macau Grand Prix [13]
30 November-1 December 15th Race of Champions [14]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
7 January Geoffrey Crossley 80 British Racing driver One of the first British Formula One drivers. [15]
9 April Pat Flaherty 76 American Racing driver Winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1956) [16]
15 November Roberta Leighton American drag racer First woman licensed by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to race in a Gas class [17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 Dakar Rally" (PDF). rssp.eu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ "2002 Rolex 24 at Daytona". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "2002 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "TT 2002". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "2002 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "2002 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Freunde der Nordschleife - 2002". veedol-freunde-der-nordschleife.de. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Le Mans Register - 2002". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Spa 24 Hours 2002 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Suzuka 8 Hours 2002 results". Moto Racing JAPAN. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  11. ^ "MARLBORO MASTERS OF FORMULA 3" (PDF). formel3guide.com (in German). Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  12. ^ "2002 Bathurst 1000". Unique Cars & Parts. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  13. ^ "2002 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  14. ^ "2002 Canary Islands". roc.com. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Geoffrey Crossley". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Pat Flaherty". espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  17. ^ Burgess, Phil, National Dragster editor. "Carol Cox: NHRA's first class winner", written 4 May 2018, at NHRA.com (retrieved 16 September 2018)

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