European Touring Car Championship

Eastworld - 1981 index

In its last year, the ETCC lost its last classic, the Nürburgring round. There remained 8 rounds, of which 3 in Italy and 2 in the UK. Despite its last year, there were some new cars present, like two BMW 635 CSis, one of Eggenberger origin with Grano and Kelleners behind the wheel, and a pair of Audi coupés. But the Eggenberger car dominated the championship, though BMW was pipped for the title by... Skoda, a late reward for their constant enthusiasm for the championship.

The races:

The cars

The pictures

Final classification

1976-1981 index