Bob Wollek, En marge de la gloire
Bob Wollek, who died just over eleven years ago, was an atypical champion.
He was a top-level sportsman who first made a name for himself in the world of skiing, becoming a member of the great French team of the sixties, including the ace Jean-Claude. He was not selected for the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics Games so he decided to change full time to his second passion – motor racing. His race debut in 1967 marked the beginning of a 34-year career which made him one of the world’s greatest specialists of endurance racing.
He scored victories on legendary tracks like Daytona, Sebring, Brands Hatch, Silverstone and the Nürburgring, but could never win the Le Mans 24 Hours, in which he suffered incredible bad luck.
He finished on the podium on many occasions, but never on the winner’s step!
While his name will be forever linked to Porsche, he also drove for numerous other manufacturers and rubbed shoulders with three generations of champions ranging from Graham Hill to Allan McNish, as well as Mario Andretti, AJ Foyt, Dale Earnhardt, Sr and Henri Pescarolo.
Most of them paid tribute to Bob Wollek in this very detailed book.
Other famous names from the motoring world like Norbert Singer, Reinhold Joest, Manfred Kremer and Cesare Fiorio also pay homage to this exceptional driver who was killed on a road in Florida while enjoying his third passion – cycling!
- Jean-Marc Teissedre
- Le Mans Racing-Speed
- Publishing Date
- May 2012
- 21 x 29,7 cm
- Many BW & Colour Photos
- Number of pages
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