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David H
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I have a question that I hope one of you motor racing historians will be able to help me answer:

Fly's GB32 Lancia Beta Montecarlo is labelled on its plinth as being the Brands 1980 race winner, but I'm sure that the winner of that race was actually number 19; identical livery, same drivers, just a different number. The number 53 car competed at Silverstone the same year driven by Patrese and Eddie Cheever, retiring when a broken wheel caused a crash. Röhrl was entered to drive with them, but didn't.

Have Fly got it completely wrong (and spelt Röhrl's name wrongly), or did the car compete in and/or win another race wearing number 53?

Any help appreciated.

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Brands Hatch - anyone familiar with the circuit will recognize it in this picture.
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Silverstone - I don't recognize the circuit from this photo, but all web sources claim it's Silverstone.
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Scott Brownlee
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Based on the Northampton billboard in the background I'd agree that bottom image is from Silverstone and so I think you could be correct. Good sleuthing!
 
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