It hadn’t taken long for EuroBrun to run into trouble in 1988 – starting solidly enough, they only qualified twice after Hungary and Oscar Larrauri gained an unwanted reputation as a mobile roadblock in qualifying and the race (when he got there) alike. Internal tensions within the team surfaced when owner Walter Brun unsuccessfully tried to replace Larrauri with Christian Danner, and it didn’t help that the EuroRacing team seemed to have already lost interest. Slimming down to a single car with Judd engines for 1989, an updated 1988 chassis would stand in until the new 1989 car was ready. On driving duties was Swiss newcomer Gregor Foitek.

89foitek.jpg33. Gregor Foitek ch

Foitek senior raced Lola sportscars with some success back in the 1970s and was a keen supporter of his son’s racing career. Gregor gained a reputation as a ballsy driver, winning the Swiss F3 title in 1986 before moving into Formula 3000. His 1987 season was a bust, but 1988 with GA Motorsport saw him take a win at Vallelunga on his way to 7th overall, but he was also at fault for an accident at Brands Hatch which caused a restart, which in turn was the occasion of Johnny Herbert’s big accident.


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