Jacky Ickx

Jacky Ickx 

Famous for taking 6 victories (4 with Porsche) at the Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race. Jacky also has the most pole positions (5) and fastest laps (5) at Le Mans. Jacky also won 8 Grand Prix (recording 25 podiums), 2 World Endurance Championships (1982 and 1983) a Can-Am Championship (1979) and was also a Dakar winner (1983). Regarded by many as one of the most versatile race drivers and also a master of driving in wet conditions. Jacky made his Grand Prix debut for Matra in the 1966 German Grand Prix. His final Grand Prix being the 1979 USA GP for the Ligier Team. Ickx finished second in the World Championship in 1969 (Brabham) and 1970 (Ferrari).

A Kyalami Legend.

Jacky Ickx's true Kyalami fame came from taking 4 wins in the famous Kyalami 9 Hour and endurance races. The only driver to have taken more victories in the races history being well known British privateer David Piper (6 wins). Jacky won the 9 Hour race in 1967 and 1968 driving a Gulf Mirage M1 Ford. In 1967 with Brian Redman, and in 1968 with David Hobbs. In 1970 he took victory with Ignazio Giunti (Ferrari 512M)and in 1971 he finished second with Mario Andretti (Ferrari 312P). Jacky again won the 9 Hour in 1982 in the iconic Rothmans Porsche 956 sharing the drive with Jochen Mass. In 1983 the race changed from the 9 Hour to the Castrol 1000 km race. It was then a round of the World Endurance Championship. Jacky and Jochen finished third (Rothmans Porsche 956) with race victory taken by team mates Derek Bell and Stefan Bellof. The 9 Hour, in many ways, defined Kyalami as an international race track. Jacky Ickx defined sports car racing in the 1970's.

A true Kyalami legend.

Denis Klopper

Career Statistics.

Grand Prix Debut - German Grand Prix 1966

Starts - 116 (122 entries)

Wins - 8

Podiums - 25

Pole Position - 13

Fastest Laps - 14

World Endurance Champion - 2

Le Mans 24 Hour Wins - 6

Le Mans 24 Hour Pole Positions - 5

Kyalami Grand Prix Starts - 8

Kyalami 9 Hour race wins - 4

Kyalami 9 Hour podiums - 5


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