European Touring Car Championship

Total War - 1973 index

BMW fielded a works team this year, apart from the usual tuner teams Alpina and Schnitzer. This combination proved crucial for the title, since both Ford and BMW reached new heights in development and drivers - regular participants were Fromula 1 drivers Mass, Sewart, Lauda, Amon, Hunt, Ickx, Pescarolo and even Fittipaldi.
Some races became classics, like the Monza seaon opener and the Zandvoort race. In the end, BMW and Hezemans became champion because of crucial points scored by the tuners as well as a development in mid-season, improving aerodynamics and engine size.

The races:

The cars

The pictures

Final classification

1970-1975 index