NORMA - LES CREATIONS DE NORBERT SANTOS (VOLUME 1)


Norbert Santos, a motorsport enthusiast, became a manufacturer because he could not find cars that were both affordable and safe. Tired of this situation, he created Norma in 1986, a name combining... Read more
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Norbert Santos, a motorsport enthusiast, became a manufacturer because he could not find cars that were both affordable and safe.

Tired of this situation, he created Norma in 1986, a name combining the first syllable of his name with that of a friend who had died during testing. And so the M4 was born, transformed two years later into the M5.

At the request of Marcel Tarres, Norbert built a spyder, which won the Alfa Romeo Sport Proto Cup. The second turning point came in 1994 when Bernard Chambérod and Andres Vilarino, French and European mountain champions respectively, chose Norma.

The St-Pé-de-Bigorre brand exploded. Victories and recognition followed.

The third big step came in 2003, when under the impulse of Guillem Roux, a young engineer, Norma developed the M20, with which Castellana, then Malateste, imposed themselves on the tracks of national races.

With the evolution of the regulations in 2013, Norma became a point of reference. Simone Faggioli, five-time European champion, chose Norma in 2014, the same year that Nicolas Schatz signed his second consecutive French championship title with an M20 FC, the latest evolution of the M20.

All this is described in this book, with a lot of detail and a wealth of photographs.

We also find the first pieces of Norma's history on the circuits. From the imperfect M14 to the valorous M2000, to the high-performance M20 FC, from Daytona to Le Mans to Sebring, Norma has taken up the challenge of increasingly fierce competition.

No goal is unattainable, as Romain Dumas has shown by winning the Pikes Peak hillclimb three times with a Norma, the world's toughest race in this category.

Product specification

Binding
In hardback
Pages
227
ISBN / EAN
9782360591381
Languages
French
Publication date
09/2021
Dimensions
22 x 30 x 2 cm

Additional information

Book type or Series
History; Racing

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