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The International Tourist Trophy is an award given by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) and awarded semi-annually to the winners of a selected motor racing event each year in the United Kingdom. It was first awarded in 1905 and continues to be awarded to this day, making it the longest lasting continually-awarded trophy in motorsports.[1] Tourist Trophy events have been part of major national and international racing series, including the World Sportscar Championship, World Touring Car Championship, European Touring Car Championship, FIA GT Championship, and British Touring Car Championship. It has been awarded to races within a championship, and as a standalone event on various occasions. From 2013, It was announced that the Tourist Trophy would be awarded as part of the 6 Hours of Silverstone in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the first time it has been awarded as part of a sportscar world championship since 1964.[2]

RAC Tourist Trophy
Silverstone
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Race information
Number of times held65
First held1905
Circuit length5.901 km (3.667 mi)
Laps6 Hours
Last race (2016)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

WinnersEdit

The trophy has been contested at various circuits over the years, with the types of cars running varying from Grand Prix cars to touring cars and sports cars.[3] In some years the race was run on a handicap basis which explains some of the wins by small-engined cars such as MGs, Rileys and DB-Panhard.

Year Drivers Car Type Circuit
1905   John Napier Arrol-Johnston Touring car   Highlands Course
1906   Charles Rolls Rolls-Royce 20 hp Touring car   'Short' Highlands Course
1907   Ernest Courtis Rover 20 hp Touring car   'Short' Highlands Course
1908   Willy Watson Hutton (Napier) Grand Prix   Four Inch Course
1909

1913
Not held
1914   Kenelm Lee Guinness Sunbeam Grand Prix   Isle of Man Mountain Circuit
1915

1921
Not held
1922   Jean Chassagne Sunbeam Tourist Trophy Grand Prix   Isle of Man Mountain Circuit
1923

1927
Not held
1928   Kaye Don Lea-Francis Hyper S Sports car   Ards Circuit
1929   Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz SSK Sports car   Ards Circuit
1930   Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Sports car   Ards Circuit
1931   Norman Black MG C-type Midget Sports car   Ards Circuit
1932   Cyril Whitcroft Riley Brooklands Nine Sports car   Ards Circuit
1933   Tazio Nuvolari MG Magnette K3 Sports car   Ards Circuit
1934   Charles Dodson MG Magnette NE Sports car   Ards Circuit
1935   Freddie Dixon Riley TT Sprite Sports car   Ards Circuit
1936   Freddie Dixon
  Charles Dodson
Riley TT Sprite Sports car   Ards Circuit
1937   Franco Comotti Talbot-Lago T150C Sports car   Donington Park
1938   Louis Gérard Delage D6-70 Sports car   Donington Park
1939

1949
Not held
1950   Stirling Moss Jaguar XK120 Sports car   Dundrod Circuit
1951   Stirling Moss Jaguar XK120C Sports car   Dundrod Circuit
1952 Not held
1953   Peter Collins
  Pat Griffith
Aston Martin DB3S Sports car   Dundrod Circuit
1954   Gerard Laureau
  Paul Armagnac
DB-Panhard 745 cc[4] Sports car   Dundrod Circuit
1955   Stirling Moss
  John Fitch
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Sports car   Dundrod Circuit
1956

1957
Not held
1958   Stirling Moss
  Tony Brooks
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Sports car   Goodwood Circuit
1959   Carroll Shelby
  Jack Fairman
  Stirling Moss
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Sports car   Goodwood Circuit
1960   Stirling Moss Ferrari 250 GT Grand tourer   Goodwood Circuit
1961   Stirling Moss Ferrari 250 GT Grand tourer   Goodwood Circuit
1962   Innes Ireland Ferrari 250 GTO Grand tourer   Goodwood Circuit
1963   Graham Hill Ferrari 250 GTO Grand tourer   Goodwood Circuit
1964   Graham Hill Ferrari 330P Sports car   Goodwood Circuit
1965   Denny Hulme Brabham BT8-Climax Sports car   Oulton Park
1966   Denny Hulme Lola T70-Chevrolet Sports car   Oulton Park
1967   Andrea de Adamich Alfa Romeo GTA Touring car   Oulton Park
1968   Denny Hulme Lola T70-Chevrolet Sports car   Oulton Park
1969   Trevor Taylor Lola T70-Chevrolet Sports car   Oulton Park
1970   Brian Muir Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1971 Not held
1972   Jochen Mass
  Dieter Glemser
Ford Capri RS2600 Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1973   Derek Bell
  Harald Ertl
BMW 3.0 CSL Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1974   Stuart Graham Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1975   Stuart Graham Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1976   Jean Xhenceval
  Pierre Dieudonné
  Hughes de Fierlandt
BMW 3.0 CSL Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1977   Dieter Quester
  Tom Walkinshaw
BMW 3.0 CSL Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1978   Raijmond van Hove
  Eddy Joosen
BMW 3.0 CSL Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1979   Martino Finotto
  Carlo Facetti
BMW 3.0 CSL Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1980   Umberto Grano
  Harald Neger
  Heribert Werginz
BMW 635CSi Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1981   Tom Walkinshaw
  Chuck Nicholson
Mazda RX-7 Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1982   Tom Walkinshaw
  Chuck Nicholson
Jaguar XJS Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1983   Steve Soper
  René Metge
Rover Vitesse Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1984   Helmut Kelleners
  Gianfranco Brancatelli
BMW 635CSi Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1985   Tom Walkinshaw
  Win Percy
Rover Vitesse Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1986   Jeff Allam
  Denny Hulme
Rover Vitesse Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1987   Enzo Calderari
  Fabio Mancini
BMW M3 Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1988   Andy Rouse
  Alain Ferté
Ford Sierra RS500 Touring car   Silverstone Circuit
1989

1993
Not held
1994   Paul Radisich Ford Mondeo Ghia Touring car   Donington Park
1995 Not held
1996   Alain Menu Renault Laguna Touring car   Donington Park
1997   Alain Menu Renault Laguna Touring car   Donington Park
1998   Vincenzo Sospiri
  Emmanuel Collard
Ferrari 333 SP Sports car   Donington Park
1999

2004
Not held
2005   Pedro Lamy
  Peter Kox
Aston Martin DBR9 Grand tourer   Silverstone Circuit
2006   Michael Bartels
  Andrea Bertolini
Maserati MC12 Grand tourer   Silverstone Circuit
2007   Mika Salo
  Thomas Biagi
Maserati MC12 Grand tourer   Silverstone Circuit
2008   Ryan Sharp
  Karl Wendlinger
Aston Martin DBR9 Grand tourer   Silverstone Circuit
2009   Ryan Sharp
  Karl Wendlinger
Saleen S7-R Grand tourer   Silverstone Circuit
2010   Warren Hughes
  Jamie Campbell-Walter
Nissan GT-R GT1 Grand tourer   Silverstone Circuit
2011   Michael Krumm
  Lucas Luhr
Nissan GT-R GT1 Grand tourer   Silverstone Circuit
2012 Not held
2013   Allan McNish
  Tom Kristensen
  Loïc Duval
Audi R18 e-tron quattro Sports car   Silverstone Circuit
2014   Anthony Davidson
  Nicolas Lapierre
  Sébastien Buemi
Toyota TS040 Hybrid Sports car   Silverstone Circuit
2015   André Lotterer
  Marcel Fässler
  Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro Sports car   Silverstone Circuit
2016   Romain Dumas
  Neel Jani
  Marc Lieb
Porsche 919 Hybrid Sports car   Silverstone Circuit
2017   Sebastien Buemi
  Anthony Davidson
  Kazuki Nakajima
Toyota TS050 Hybrid Sports car   Silverstone Circuit
2018   Mathias Beche
  Gustavo Menezes
  Thomas Laurent
Rebellion R13 Sports car   Silverstone Circuit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club History". Royal Automobile Club. Retrieved 2007-12-09.
  2. ^ "Tourist Trophy to be awarded to Silverstone WEC winners". Autosport Magazine. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  3. ^ "The Tourist Trophy - 1905-1994". Team Dan Motorsport Almanac. Retrieved 2007-12-09.
  4. ^ Hammond, Maurice A. (1969), Motorcade: A dictionary of motoring history, London, UK: G. Bell & Sons, p. 205, ISBN 0-7135-1609-7

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