by Mike Matune | 02/01/2015 4:45 PM
Various Dates in 1965
Frank de Jong, who runs a website dedicated to touring car racing results ( http://touringcarracing.net/ ), searched his database and discovered the following results involving a Pontiac GTO in Europe.
The drivers include the Belgian Chris Tuerlinx (sometimes spelled Tuerlinckx). He appears in a number of races driving American cars such as Corvettes or Camaros in Europe. In addition, he co-drove a Shelby GT350 at LeMans in 1967 with Claude Dubois, the European Shelby distributor. He died in a road accident going home from the 1973 Spa race in May of that year.
The second driver mentioned is Robert Huhn. Huhn is a German driver associated with Abarth and Porsche (910′s and 914/6 among others) as a member of Scuderia Lufthansa. I understand he was a pilot for Lufthansa in addition to driving their race cars.
Among the questions to which we need answers are:
|May 16, 1965||1965 Coupes de Spa||Chris Tuerlinx|
|July 4, 1965||1965 Coupes Benelux||Chris Tuerlinx|
|June 27, 1965||1965 Avus||Robert Huhn|
|August 29, 1965||1965 Zandvoort||Chris Tuerlinx|
|June 26, 1965||1965 Zolder||Chris Tuerlinx|
Chris Tuerlinx of Belgium on the grid for the Zolder round of the 1965 European Touring Car Championship. (Photo Courtesy Frank de Jong Touring Car Racing)