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John Sprinzel
JackSprinzel
Driver Details
Nationality {{{{{natflag}}}}} British United Kingdom
Date of Birth 30/10/1930
Date of Death Unknown
Début Brands Hatch 1958
Championships 0 (3rd 1958)
2015 Position Unknown
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams Team Speedwell
Career Statistics
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Wins 0 (0 in Class)
Total Points 0
Current Season
Team Unknown
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
' 0

John Sprinzel is a former British Touring Car Championship driver, born on the 30th of October 1930.[1] Sprinzel competed in the first ever running of the BTCC in 1958, finishing third overall.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Sprinzel first entered motorsport in 1955, when he finished sixth in class at the RAC Rally in his mother's Austin A30.[3] He continued to enter rallies, ultimately using an Austin A35, the car he would also use in the 1958 BTCC season.[3] Sprinzel also made a name for himself driving Frogeye Sprites, as well as establishing his own team: Team Speedwell.[3]

BTCC HistoryEdit

Sprinzel decided to dabble in the newly formed British Saloon Car Championship in 1958, entering his Austin A35 under his own stable, Team Speedwell.[3] Sprinzel proved to be competitive, taking his class with ease and finishing a single point behind Jack Sears and Tommy Sopwith in their more powerful cars.[4] Sprinzel took six class victories that year.[4]

In 1959, Sprinzel led the calls for races to be restructured, as different race formats were used each week.[4] This led to the BSCC adopting Appendix J of the FIA rulebook for their official regulations.[4] For Sprinzel, however, the new season proved fruitless, with no further class wins to add to his name.[4] Ultimately, at the end of 1959, Sprinzel left both the BSCC and Team Speedwell, instead focusing on endurance racing and rallying.[1]

BTCC RecordEdit

A table containing John Sprinzel's best results in the BTCC. The results refer to Sprinzel's class finishes, upon which points were awarded.

British Touring Car Championship Record
Year Class Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1958 A JDT BHII MALP BHIII BHF2 CRYP BHV KNTI BHVI 48 3rd
1 1 1 1 1 2 1
1959 A GWDI ANTR SILV RDIV SNET BHI KNTI
4 7 3 4 Ret

ReferencesEdit

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