John Fitzpatrick

27. Jun 2020 
by Ziv Knoll

John Fitzpatrick (born in Birmingham, 9 June 1943) is a former English racing driver who won many international titles throughout his career.

He first started with Minis, then Ford Anglias, Escorts and Capris, then found success in BMW CSs and then Porsche 911s. He became renowned for his expertise at driving the German machines, and is considered as one of the best Porsche drivers of his era.

He was crowned European GT Champion in 1972, and then again in 1974. He moved to the United States in 1980 and captured the IMSA Camel GT championship with Dick Barbour Racing.

Fitzpatrick won the prestigious Porsche Cup in 1972, 1974 and 1980. In 1981, he moved from driver to team owner-driver, and enjoyed more successes.

He published a very interesting book “Fitz-My Life at the Wheel” in 2016.

At the HSOR, we are very honored and pleased to have him on board as one of our ‘Star Contributors’, his first chronicle will be published very soon.

Source: DR

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