|The naked rear of one of the Skodas.|
|The BMW Italia transporter looked impressive enough.|
|Not all BMW coupé's were CSL's; here the 3-litre CS of Italians Pugliese/Rubes.|
|Vojtech and Enge had some repairs to do.
|Hemmes' Camaro had hit something solid during practice, but the car was fit to race the next day.
||Hilger or Jacobs must have met the catch fencing, since there's damage to be repaired.|
|The Austrian BMW 530.
||You may know Eggenberger from their Volvo and Sierra Cosworth entries, but everything started with BMW.
|Geisser and Eichmann raced the second Eggenberger BMW. Vanoli was doing something more important, perhaps.
||The Italian CS getting it all wrong at Gerlach corner.
|The Grano/Joosen car was second in practice, while the Jolly Club car of Finotto/Facetti took pole.|
|Hans Heyer and his friends were in a good mood this race. This is only practice, but the tail is hanging out already - ahead of a unique Belgian Fiat 131 racing.||The neat group 2 Kadett of Kälberer/Ridder. More than 7 seconds slower in practice than the Zakspeed Escort, mind you.|
|From the roof of the pit complex: Jolly Club BMW...
||... Zakspeed Escort...
|Pit action for number 1...||Kelleners and Herbert Müller drove this beautiful Eggenberger BMW.|
|You may recognize Pierre Diedonné in this pic.|
1: apart from the usual suspects, the Audi of Nowak/Bergmeister had a
good start (hidden behind the Zakspeed Escorts) while on the inside the
Postert Toyota is well up the order too.
|A few moments after the start, this is the midfield. In front the King/ da Costa/ McPherson Escort RS, followed by the Moritz/ van Gelderen Camaro, the Frankenhout/ Frankenhout/ Vermeulen Opel Monza, the Lloyd/Stocker Golf and the class-winning Capri of Cleutjens/ Lubin/ Vermeersch.||The Group 1B Kadett of Benard/Post - they would finish 12th overall, 4th in class.|
|The only fight during the opening race was a fine one between the Luigi CSL and the Zakspeed Escort. Lap after lap they kept passing each other.|
|This looks like quite a fight too, but in fact the Zakspeed Escort was lapping its British equivalent. Both cars had a considarable amount of oversteer... In front on the left picture is the RCV BMW 530, a regular class winner - but not here.|
|It weren't only the Escorts which went sideways; the BMW of Grohs and Hegels did it too. On the right, they are followed by the Postert Toyota.|
|Another snapshot of Grano/Joosen.||Loek Vermeulen and Henny Hemmes finished 11th overall and third in class.|
|Ringshausen and Müller Sr finished 15th overall and second in class with their Group 1B Capri.||Another shot of Kälberer and Ridder.|
|Slotemaker's 25th (or 26th!) season was still underway, and for this race he drove a Skoda together with Zwaanenburg. They won the class and finished 9th overall, a fine achievement.||The Jägermeister BMW of Kelleners and Herbert Müller finished third overall and won the class.|
|Heyer/Nussbaumer were disqualified for receiving outside assistance.||Haag/Geiger finished 14th and fifth in class with this spoilerless Ascona.|
|Nowak/Bergmeister retired with the Audi.||The Akai Golf of Lloyd and Stocker retired as well.|
|Tenth overall and second in class: Michl/Samohyl.||Vojtech and Enge retired this Skoda, the "Porsche of the East".|
|Facetti and Finotto, the winners.||In the middle Herbert Müller, on the right Helmut Kelleners.