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🏎️ This Day In Motorsports History: May 15

What happened on this day in motorsports history?

This Day In Motorsports History: May 15

Formula 1

1966: Monaco Grand Prix
Jackie Stewart won the Monaco Grand Prix, driving for BRM. This victory was one of Stewart's early career highlights and contributed to his reputation as one of the greatest drivers in Formula 1 history.

1988: Monaco Grand Prix
Alain Prost won the Monaco Grand Prix, driving for McLaren. This race was notable for the dominance of the McLaren team, with Prost and Ayrton Senna winning 15 out of 16 races that season.


1994: Winston 500
Ernie Irvan won the Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. This race was part of his strong performance in the 1994 NASCAR Cup Series season, where he finished in the top five in points.


2005: French Grand Prix
Valentino Rossi won the French Grand Prix at Le Mans. This victory was part of Rossi's successful 2005 season, where he won 11 races and secured his fifth consecutive MotoGP World Championship.

World Rally Championship (WRC)

2011: Rally d'Italia Sardegna
Mikko Hirvonen won the Rally d'Italia Sardegna. This victory was a key moment in Hirvonen's career and helped him finish second in the championship standings that year.


2004: Indianapolis 500 Pole Day
Buddy Rice won the pole position for the 2004 Indianapolis 500. He went on to win the race, marking a significant achievement in his IndyCar career.

Sports Cars

2005: 1000 km of Spa
The Pescarolo Sport team won the 1000 km of Spa, part of the Le Mans Series. This victory was part of a dominant season for Pescarolo Sport, where they won the championship.

Touring Cars

2011: WTCC Race of Italy
Yvan Muller won the first race of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) Race of Italy. Muller went on to win the championship that year, marking his third WTCC title.

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