The Jake Yorath Quiz: #3, Answers

Welcome to the slightly-difficult or sometimes fiendishly-hard motorsporting quiz. These are the answers. If you’re looking for the questions, click here first, or you’ll ruin the quiz for yourself. There’s a series of questions, and one answer links all of them. Good luck!

  1. What gave Murrary Walker a lump in his throat?
    Damon Hill winning the 1996 World Driver’s Championship.
  2. DMACK tyres took this young lad to his first WRC victory, driving a Ford Fiesta WRC, at the 2017 Wales Rally GB.
    Elfyn Evans.
  3. Which American entity is on the verge of a place on the F1 grid?
    Andretti Autosport.
  4. Who won the 1950 24 Hours of Le Mans?
    Jean-Louis and Louis Rosier.
  5. I shared my given name with my father – him a Graham, me a Graeme – and a profession, too. Who am I?
    Graeme “Murray” Walker.
  6. Who won the 2021 Moto2 World Championship?
    Remy Gardner.
  7. A Briton with a career that’s touched IMSA, Formula E, DTM, and WEC, he’s recently stepped into IndyCar after impressing in the Acura GTP.
    Tom Blomqvist.
  8. This Finn was a stalwart for SEAT’s rally program, taking a single podium, before a switch to Peugeot earned him his one and only WRC win.
    Harri Rovanperä.

So what’s the link? It’s racing families, of course. Damon is son of Graham, the first son of a father who had also won the WDC. Nico Rosberg has since emulated his father Keke; Elfyn is son of Welsh rally legend Gwyndaf; Andretti is arguably the greatest name in American, or even global, racing history; Louis and Jean-Louis were father and son. Louis raced all but two laps of the race on his own, pausing only to rest briefly after changing his Talbot-Lago’s rocker shaft; Graham, Murray’s dad, was an Isle of Man TT winner before becoming a commentator and sharing the booth with his son; Remy’s dad Wayne won the premier class of Grand Prix motorcycle racing in 1987; Tom’s dad is super Swede and rally legend Stig; Harri’s son Kalle is the current World Rally Champion.