Heats
 
1967 Nurburgring 84hrs  Go 1969 Nurburgring 84hrs 
 
Back to index page

Marathon de la Route - Nürburgring 84 hours

Nürburgring Nord- und Südschleife, BRD

Date: 20/8/1968 to: 24/8/1968
Track length: 28.291 m
Attendance: unknown
Entries accepted: 60
Starters: 51 (8 withdrawn)
Finishers: 26

Pole position: unknown
Fastest lap: unknown

Distance: 84 hours
Average speed: unknown
Weather: unknown
Ruleset: Touring cars and GT’s
Car info:  

 

The gruelling 84 hour race round the Nürburgring had its decisive moment on Friday evening.

The MG C of Vernaeve/Hedges/Fall was closing in on the leading Porsches when it came in for a scheduled stop. “Stop” was not the right word though, since the car overshot the pit and knocked down an official. Its brakes had worn out - and the car could not reverse; that would mean instant disqualification. The brake pads should have been changed much earlier; now the car had to complete one more lap without brakes. The callipers were damaged beyond repair, so they had to be replaced - meaning 17 laps penalty, according to the rules of the MdlR. Therefore, Porsche had a double victory.

Of the finishers, 14 cars competed the race without penalty - so they did not have any pit stop of more than 59 seconds.


Touring cars and GTs
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 28 Porsche AG
Porsche 911 E
Herbert Linge, D
Dieter Glemser, D
Willi Kauhsen, D
1991 B6   356 laps (360-4), 84:10.41,0        
2   30 Porsche AG
Porsche 911 E
Hans Schuller, EAK
Bernard? Blank
Günther Steckkönig, D
1991 B6   356 laps, 84:10.41,8        
3 1 9 Lancia Squadra Corse
Lancia Fulvia 1.3 HF
Sandro Munari, I
Harry Källström, S
Raffaele Pinto, I
1296 V4   348 laps, 84:04.19,0        
4   19 Mazda Motor Europe
Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S
Leon Dernier ("Eldé"), B
Yves Deprez, B
Jean-Pierre Ackermans ("Jipéa"), B
2 x 491 eq. 1964 R2   344 laps (345-1)        
5   42 Safari
Porsche 911
Hans Herrmann, D
Maurice Damseaux, B
Hubert Dehnelt, D
1991 B6   330 (338-8)        
6 1 4 BMC
MG C GT
Julien Vernaeve, B
Tony Fall, GB
Andrew Hedges, GB
2968 L6   328 (353-25)        
7   11 Ecurie Baudouin Visétoise
Lancia Fulvia 1.3 HF
Durieux, B
Leopold Nizet, B
Robert Loyens, B
1296 V4   312        
8      
Porsche 911
Jean-Claude Parot, F
Pierre Portier, F
J.C. Zaganelli, F
1991 B6   312        
9   60  
BMW 2002
Victor Trinon, B
Guy Brunninghausen, B
M. Schwanen, B
1990 L4   310        
10   2 DAF
Daf 55
Jean-Louis Haxhe, B
Philippe Toussaint, B
Charles Van Stalle ("Chavan"), B
1108 L4   306        
11   35 Martini Team
BMW 1800 TI
Johann Henn, D
Hans Wehner, D
R. Diedrich, D
1773 L4   301        
12 1 26 ADAC Nordrhein e.v.
Saab Sonett V4
van Berkel, NL
Uwe Leske, D
Volker Uebing, D
1498 V4 GT 300        
13   33 Martini Team
BMW 2002 Spezial
Willi Martini, D
Becker, D
Edmund Theisen, D
1990 L4   300        
14   31 Eifelland
Simca 1200 S coupé
Hennerici, D
Bernd Scherer, D
Degem, D
1204 L4   299        
15   16  
Porsche 911
Hulsmann, B
Yvo Michielsen, B
Milaps, B
1991 B6   295        
16   32 Eifelland
BMW 1600 TI
Kurt Hens, D
Hans-Karl Laux, D
Wolfram Schmitz, D
1600 L4   295        
17   58  
Datsun 1600
Claude Bourgoignie, B
Willy Smolders, B
Jacques Balduzzi, B
1595     294        
18 1 14  
NSU 1000 TTS
Peter Wisskirchen, D
Gerd Knözinger, D
Kochbodes, D
996 L4   292        
19   57?  
Opel Rallye Kadett
Vincent Gaye, B
Maurice Lenaif ("Alix"), B
Gérald Simonis, B
1897 L4   291        
20   43  
BMW 1600
Manfred Herbertz, D
Heino Hegmann, D
Kissel, D
1573 L4   289        
21      
Datsun 1600
Jean-Pierre Guyette, B
Jacques Dernelle, B
Thierry Béguelin, B
1595 L4   287        
22   46  
Renault R 8 Gordini
Johnny De Bruyker, B
Cassart, B
Walter Van Pelt, B
1255 L4   284        
23   21 VIP Squadron
BMW 2002
van Dijk, NL
Symens, B
Maes, B
1990 L4   278        
24   25 Porsche KG Salzburg
VW 1500
Baier, D
Gunter Janger, A
Doleschal, A
1493 B4   277        
25   50  
Simca
Bachman, F
Elchardus, F
Meyer, F
1118 L4   270        
26   44 Bacardi
Peugeot 204
Bernard Debusschere ("Buche"), B
Perrier, B
Christian Delferier, B
1138 L4   258        
DNF   5 BMC
MG C GT
Roger Enever, GB
Alec Poole, IRL
Clive Baker, GB
2912 L6            
DNF   29 Porsche AG
Porsche 911 E
Karl von Wendt, D
Helmut Kelleners, D
Jürgen Neuhaus, D
1991 B6       Injection pump   Lap time too slow
DNF   18 Mazda Motor Europe
Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S
Nobuo Koga, J
Yoshimi Katayama, J
Masami Katakura, J
2 x 491 eq. 1964 R2           Rear axle
DNF   8 Lancia Squadra Corse
Lancia Fulvia 1.3 HF
Stirling Moss, GB
Innes Ireland, GB
Claudio Maglioli, I
1296 V4           Gearbox
DNF   12 DAF
Daf 44
Georges Body, B
Didier Havaux, B
"Drake", B
844 B2           Disqualified: laptime over maximum allowed
DSQ   1 DAF
Daf 55
Claude Laurent, F
Jacques Marché, F
Jacky Coolen, F
1108 L4           Disqualified: wrong entry to the pit area
DNF   3 DAF
Daf 44
Rob Slotemaker, NL
Rob Janssen, NL
Theo Koks, NL
844 B2           Accident
DNF   15  
BMW 2002
Walter Simonis, D
Horst Hoier, D
Heinz Vogl, D
1990 L4            
DNF   6 Woodfold
Austin Mini Cooper S
Holman “Les” Blackburn, GB
Des Silverthone, GB
W. Moss, GB
1293 L4           Accident
DNF   7  
Morris Mini Cooper S
F. Marlair, B
Frédéric De Rosée, B
Gery Van Butsele, B
1293 L4            
DNF   10 Warnotte
Ford Escort
André Crucifix, B
Henri Sonveau, B
Philippe Dambois, B
  L4           Fuel pump
DNF   17 Dagada
Honda S 800
Charles De Meutter, B
Unknown, B
Unknown, B
815 L4            
DNF   20  
Saab 96
Fritz Nett, D
? Georg Bathe, D
Holtz, D
841 L3           Lap time too slow
DNF   24 JCB
MG B
? J.C. Brown, GB
Rhoddy Harvey Bailey, GB
Mike Garton, GB
1798 L4            
DNF   27 Alsace
Renault R 8 Gordini
Alfred Krause, F
René Lutz, F
Godichard, F
1255 L4            
DNF   34 Eifelland
BMW 1600 TI
Horst Bins, D
Günther Mohrs, D
Unknown, D
1600 L4           Accident (Mohrs)
DNF   36 Alfa Romeo Benelux
Alfa Romeo 1750
Pascal Demol, B
Patrick Petre, B
Claude Collignon, B
1779 L4            
DNF   54 Opel Racing Team
Opel Commodore
Chris Tuerlinx, B
Unknown, B
Unknown, B
2490 L6           Accident

Remarks: Coupe des constructeurs: Fa. Martini, BMW, 27.100 km