Autosport (UK) - - AUTOSPORT AWARDS 2018 -

Six-time Le Mans 24 Hours win­ner Jacky Ickx paid tribute to those who’d played un­sung roles in his phe­nom­e­nal ca­reer when he picked up a Gre­gor Grant Award, named after Au­tosport’s founder, for life­time achieve­ment.

“This means a lot be­cause it is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to thank all those who made my suc­cess pos­si­ble, all those peo­ple who didn’t get the glory dur­ing my 30-year ca­reer from bikes, through For­mula 1 and sportscars,” he said after re­ceiv­ing the award from fel­low Le Mans le­gend

Tom Kris­tensen. “They were the peo­ple who made the world go round.”

Ickx sin­gled out Ken Tyrrell, with whom he moved into sin­gle-seaters in

1966, and Tyrrell’s wife No­rah. “Ken was the best ex­am­ple of what a team man­ager has to be,” he said.

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