The Jake Yorath Quiz: #7, 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. Ex-champion driver Jamie Whincup is the team principal of which Supercars outfit?
    Triple Eight Race Engineering, which runs the two Red Bull Racing Chevrolet Camaro entries. Whincup is something of a player-manager, as he also competes in the endurance races alongside Brock Feeney.
  2. Who is the only French DTM champion?
    Laurent Aïello, in the bizarrely red-headlighted, very yellow, Audi TT.
  3. The might Cosworth DFV engine won 155 races – but who was the first to win with the engine?
    It was Jim Clark, at the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix. Graham Hill, his team-mate, scored pole position.
  4. Sharing a Jaguar XJR-8 with Jan Lammers and John Watson, which driver suffered a huge tyre blowout in the 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans, causing a series of barrel rolls and a fire, but no serious injury?
    Win Percy. He only finished Le Mans once, in 14th place with Nissan in 1988. He did go on to win the 24 Hours of Spa twice, though!
  5. What links: Alain Menu; Sonic the Hedgehog; and Heinz-Harald Frentzen?
    Williams Renault. Menu won the BTCC with a Williams Renault Dealer Team Laguna; Sonic the Hedgehog’s feet were on the 1993 Renault-powered Williams FW15; HHF, of course, raced a Williams Renault in F1.
  6. I’m a five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, three-time Sebring winner, two-time ALMS winner, and winner of three different national touring car championships. Who am I?
    I am, of course, Frank Biela. Well, I’m not. I’m writing a quiz. Frank Biela is Frank Biela. Frank won the German, French and British touring car championships, as well as the Macau touring car race, as well as the Touring Car World Cup.
  7. Which British automotive brand was founded by Cecil Kimber, off the back of a series of “Kimber Specials”?
    MG. The letters “MG” stand for “Morris Garages”, where Kimber worked, and the brand was trademarked in 1924.
  8. Who’s won more NASCAR races: Chevrolet, or Ford?
    According to Jayski dot com, it’s Chevy, and it’s not as close as you might think. The bowtie has 850 wins to the blue oval’s 727. Dodge are third, with 217.

The link? They’re all champions of the BTCC. Triple Eight Race Engineering won the BTCC in 2001, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’07, ’08, ’09 and ’14. Aïello won the title with Nissan in 1999. Jim Clark was a multi-talented chap, and won the British title in 1964 in a Lotus Cortina. Win Percy did the hat-trick in the BTCC, with wins in 1980, ’81 and ’82. Williams Renault Dealer Team won the ’97 teams’, drivers’ and manufacturer’s crown with Alain Menu and Jason