Lotus 21 No.31 Course de Côte d'Ollon- Villars 1962 Jim Clark
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Course de Côte d'Ollon? Does the reader not know this race? You are not to blame. It was a Swiss mountain race held every two years between 1953 and 1971. The 8 km course is at an altitude of 1182 metres and the competitors had to overcome a 660-metre difference in altitude. Initially, touring cars, production cars, prototypes and single-seater cars competed, but in 1965 motorcycles were also allowed to take part.
Although the race may seem completely unknown, it was not entirely so, as it included such greats as Jean Behra, Wolfgang von Trips, Olivier Gendebien, Lorenzo Bandini, Jack Brabham, Jo Siffert, Nino Vaccarella and Jim Clark. The 1965 race was also the 17th round of the World Sportscar Championship. Our protagonist, Jim Clark, started the race in a red Lotus 21, but unfortunately did not finish. He only managed to complete one lap of the two-lap race, but the reason why his race ended is not recorded.
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