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Old 7 Aug 2005, 14:24 (Ref:1374311)   #1
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Royale RP6 History?

I'm trying to piece together the history of the Royale RP6 Sports Racing car from 1971. I have chassis number 8 (ex-Arthur Banting from Holland). Any information on any of the cars would be appreciated, particularly evidence of any participation in International races by any RP6! Also needing any info on engines used by any RP6 in period.
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Old 7 Aug 2005, 16:30 (Ref:1374371)   #2
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Chris, I take it you have 'Nowhere to Hide' - The story of Royale Racing Cars, by Paul Lawrence? It does list all the chassis numbers but unfortunately, not their histories subsequent to first purchase.

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Old 7 Aug 2005, 16:33 (Ref:1374372)   #3
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Try speaking with Alan Cornock, the Royale man.
He should be able to pour more light on your car.
He will probably have all the drawings too.
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Old 8 Aug 2005, 08:52 (Ref:1374740)   #4
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Chris, good to see you here too!
You have probably tried Alan I guess, but doubt if he has a record of results (from past experience), just chassis sale history. Good luck, see you soon.
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Old 8 Aug 2005, 09:28 (Ref:1374774)   #5
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An RP4 ran at Sebring in 1972 with, I think, a Twin-Cam engine.
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Old 8 Aug 2005, 13:06 (Ref:1374928)   #6
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Thanks for the reply. Any further detail?
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Old 8 Aug 2005, 17:50 (Ref:1375141)   #7
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Banting drove in 1971 in Dutch national sportscar races (a series with very few cars and no championship) - I haven't come across any international outing, apart from the "Coupes Benelux" at Zandvoort. In 1972, Kim Koopman drove a Royale RP6 in the same series - probably with the same car.
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Old 9 Aug 2005, 09:58 (Ref:1375606)   #8
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Thanks Frank!

Anyone else know anything about Arthur Banting/Kim Koopman etc? I know the Banting Car ran a bizzare "lay-down" Ford with a downdraught head. The head was last seen in the back of someone's garage near Zandvoort. More info on the Dutch "championship" would be appreciated. Did the Dutch equivalent of Autosport exist at the time, or does anyone have any race programmes/results sheets? I also heard a rumour about a Mazda 12A rotary running in one of these cars, but can't establish the truth of this. The search goes on!
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Old 28 Mar 2006, 18:44 (Ref:1563547)   #9
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Royales RP6

I’ve spoken Mr. K. Koopman today and he assured me that there were 2 RP6s’ competing during the 1971/1972 season at Zandvoort!
If there are traces of blue and/or yellow paint on the body it’s the Koopman car. The Banting RP6 had a white body. Koopmans car carried an Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA engine (twin spark plugs) with a dry sump arrangement.
Mr. Koopman sold his car to the Dutch Racing School. After a hard life the car was bought by the Dutch Automobile-Museum Autotron. He couldn't remember the chassis number of his car but there's still a small possibility to get hold on the chassis number and some more information about the two cars.
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Old 29 Mar 2006, 10:03 (Ref:1564046)   #10
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Guus! You are a star! Any further information on either car would be very helpful. If the Koopman car ended up in a museum, is it still there? Do we know what happened to Banting? I heard some rumours, but nothing very concrete....
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Old 6 Apr 2006, 00:15 (Ref:1571845)   #11
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Brazilian races with participation of Royale RP-6 -

1971 - Ford engine -

Jan/03 - Tarumã 100 Mile - Luiz Pereira Bueno - 4th
Jan/03 - Tarumã 100 Mile - José Carlos Pace - 5yh

Jan/10 - Interlagos - F-3 Preliminary-Heat I - Lian Abreu Duarte - First
Jan/10 - Interlagos - F-3 Preliminary-Heat I - Sergio Mattos - 4th

Jan/10 - Interlagos - F-3 Preliminary-Heat II - Lian Abreu Duarte - 3rd
Jan/10 - Interlagos - F-3 Preliminary-Heat II - Sergio Mattos - 4th

Jan/25 - Interlagos - F-3 Preliminary - Lian Abreu Duarte - DNF
Jan/25 - Interlagos - F-3 Preliminary - Sergio Mattos - 2nd

Mar/21 - Interlagos 12 H - Lian Abreu Duarte/José Renato Catapani - 3rd

May/23 - Race of Champions - Interlagos - Sergio Benoni Sandri - DNF

Jun/06 - Interlagos - Sergio Mattos - 3rd

Sep/07 - Interlagos 500 Km - Sergio Benoni Sandri - DNF


1971 - Alfa Romeo engine -

Sep/07 - Interlagos 500 Km - Eduardo Celidônio - 5th


1972 - Alfa Romeo engine -

Apr/30 - Interlagos - Marivaldo Fernandes - 6th


1972 - Chevrolet engine -

Apr/22 - Brasilia - Lu*s Estêvão de Oliveira/Luiz Barata - First

Apr/23 - Bras*lia - Luis Estêvão de Oliveira/Luiz Barata - DNF

Jun/11 - Bras*lia - Heat 1 - Luiz Barata - 2nd

Jun/11 - Bras*lia - Heat 2 - Luis Estêvão de Oliveira - First


1974 - Chevrolet engine -

Jul/27 - Goiânia - Brazilian Championship - Marcos Troncon - 3rd

Aug/03 - Interlagos - Regional Race - Marcos Troncon - 3rd

Aug/31 - Interlagos - Regional Race - Marcos Troncon - DNF


1974 - Volkswagen engine -

Jul/27 - Goiânia _ Brazilian Championship - Evandro Faleiro - DNF


1975 - Chevrolet engine -

Mar/16 - Interlagos - Brazilian Championship - Fausto Berti - 4th

Aug/08 - Bras*lia - Brazilian Championship - Evandro Faleiro - DNF
Aug/08 - Bras*lia - Brazilian Championship - Marcos Troncon - 5th

Oct/19 - Goiânia - Brazilian Championship - Marinho Amaral - 4th

Nov/16 - Cascavel - Brazilian Championship - Marinho Amaral - DNF

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Old 6 Apr 2006, 13:33 (Ref:1572268)   #12
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Thanks Ricardo 1954! My database of RP6 information is beginning to grow. I see that your source is Quatro Rodas and Auto Esports magazines. Will the relevant pages scan and email? Alternatively, does anyone have old copies of these publications that I could buy or borrow to copy myself?

If anyone can shed light on the engine specifications that Ricardo has identified in the Brazilian RP6's, I'd be very interested to know more.

Finally, Jan 3rd 1971, Taruma 100 miles: Jose Carlos Pace.......?
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Old 6 Apr 2006, 20:43 (Ref:1572580)   #13
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I'm sorry. Jose Carlos Pace is 5th.

My scanner is not good. Wait, please...


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Old 21 Apr 2006, 21:01 (Ref:1591214)   #14
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Chris,

Kim Koopman send me the two pictures of both Royales racing behind each other at the Zandvoort circuit (1972 or 1973). As I got no reaction to my last mail I'm in doubt if you are still interested but if you are I would appreciate a reaction.

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Old 22 Apr 2006, 15:16 (Ref:1591871)   #15
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Chris,

Koopmans car had a 4-speed gearbox. Please mail your adress so I can send you the photos as they are hardcopies. Next Thursday and Friday I'm in the UK, Rotherham near Sheffield (business) so possibly I will post them from there to you.

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