for the Porsche enthusiast
by Julien Garnier
Jacky Ickx was born in Bruxelles (Belgium) on the 1st of January 1945 and he is now the uncontested champion in Belgium Car Racing.
He began his career in racing sports in 1964. In 1967, he was European Champion in Formula 2 and began to race in Formula 1. He won 8 Formula 1 Grand Prix: France in 1968, Germany and Canada in 1969, Austria, Canada and Mexico in 1970, Holland in 1971 and finally Germany in 1972. This victories was never beat in Belgium. He resigned from Formula 1 in 1979, after being twice vice-world driving champion, in 1969 and in 1970.
His victories in endurance are still more impressive. Two World champion titles, in 1982 and 1983. Six victories at the 24 hours of Le Mans, the reference in this discipline (1969, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981 and 1982). And the list keep going, winner at:
In the '80s, he participated in the main African rallies. With an impressive victory at the Paris-Dakar rally in 1983.
Between 1967 and 1979, Jacky Ickx was 11 times winner of the Belgium Drivers Championship. In 1968 he received the national trophy of the sports award.
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