Closed Circuit Motor Race

Closed circuit motor race. A quick crossword clue last seen in Daily Telegraph on 22 September 2017. 10 letters.


Closed circuit motor race in sentence

In 1900, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., the owner of the New York Herald and the International Herald Tribune, established the Gordon Bennett Cup. He hoped the creation of an international event would drive automobile manufacturers to improve their cars.[4] Each country was allowed to enter up to three cars, which had to be fully built in the country that they represented and entered by that country’s automotive governing body.[4] International racing colours were established in this event.[4] The 1903 event occurred in the aftermath of the fatalities at the Paris-Madrid road race, so the race, at Athy in Ireland, though on public roads, was run over a closed circuit: the first ever closed circuit motor race.

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