Trophée de l'Avenir

Obscure alternatives - 1975 index

An interesting field with support from many manufacturers, some direct, some indirect. The original schedule mentioned 12 races: Nogaro (March 31), Nurburgring 18 Hours (April 19/20), Spa Cup (May 3), Jarama (May 18), Osterreichring (May 25), Nurburgring 24 Hours (June 22/23), Spa 24 Hours (July 26/27), Monza 12 Hours (August 31), Zolder (September 28/29) and Estoril (November 9). In the end, the schedule turned out quite differently.
One semi-works team would be the Hermetite team, with two of last years' works Capri II cars. They were rebuilt at Mann's, and the driver pairs certainly looked promising. Opel sent two Commodores, Autodelta entered some GTV's, Broadspeed had Dolomite Sprints while Belgian tuner Luigi again had a pair of 3.0 BMW's.

The championship was hardly covered by the press, apart from a few classics in the schedule: the "Coupes", the Spa 24 hours and the Silverstone TT. But nobody really cared about the other races or its winners. In the end, Meloni and Berndtson won the trophy, racing a little Fiat 128 coupé.

The races:

The cars

The pictures

Final classification