Mem­o­rable mo­ments

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Many of SPIR’s most mem­o­rable mo­ments were of the big crash va­ri­ety, sev­eral of them out­lined in the His­tory 101 sec­tion. The grand­daddy of them all, in terms of cars in­volved, was the 1985 Aus­tralian En­durance Cham­pi­onship round. A com­bi­na­tion of wet weather and dropped oil saw IPEC Cor­ner be­come a skat­ing rink. At least 10 cars ended up in one of the cir­cuit’s stormwa­ter ditches, in­clud­ing the BMW of Jim Richards, which won the race when it was restarted. Older race fans are likely to nom­i­nate the spec­ta­cle of the early sport­scar en­duros Le Mans starts and the in­volve­ment of ex­ot­i­cars to match – Ford GT40, Fer­rari P2 and 250LM.

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