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Sprite Cup

Jyllandsringen, Silkeborg, Denmark

Date: 27/4/1969
Track length: 1.701 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 9 (A); 21 (C)
Finishers:

Pole position: Buch-Larsen (A), Høyer (C), Rasmussen (D)
Fastest lap:

Distance:
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 2/63
Car info: 1969 Cars

 

Group 2 under 1600 cc
A disappointing entry here, and in the three heats only three cars would survive, so no points would be allocated. Buch-Larsen retired on the warm-up lap, the race win would be disputed between Vølding and Gordon Spice, the latter missing a few gears in the end.

Group 2 under 1000 cc
The fight would go this year between Høyer (Mini) and Borch-Christensen (Abarth) with Larsen (Abarth) as the outsider. Three heats, but only 0,2 seconds divided Høyer and Borch-Christensen in the end...

Group 1
Heggov’s BMW was disappointing, but the Coopers of Høyer and newcomer Kristensen, the Fiat of Borch-Christensen and the Renault Gordini of Larsen were the fastest with Høyer claiming overall victory.

Group 5
Reigning champion Engstrøm stuck to Porsche - a 1965 car this time, bought from Sweden from Anders Josephson. Belsø would be the man to watch, with his Alan Mann Escort TC; a car which would be piloted as well by Buch-Larsen (albeit in Group 2 form) and Flemming Rasmussen. And there was a brand new BMW 2002 TI for Gunnar Henriksen. Last but not least, NSU expert Heinz Müller built himself an NSU 1000 turbo...
Roy Pierpoint took part in this race as well, while Rasmussen learned the habits of right-hand driving quick enough to claim pole, 2 seconds under the lap record.
Pierpoint and Engstrøm had a close battle in heat 1, Engstrøm could stay in the slipstream but Pierpoint won heat one, while he retired in heat two. After some quick welding he again won heat three, but Engstrøm scored maximum points. Belsø managed to keep Rasmussen behind him.


A: Group 2 1000-1600 cc
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    
Austin Mini Cooper S
Ib Vølding, DK
1293 L4 1600          
2 2    
Morris Mini Cooper S
Poul H. Pedersen, DK
1293 L4 1600          
3? 3   Arden
Austin Mini Cooper S
Gordon Spice, GB
1293 L4 1600          
DNS      
Ford Escort TC
Aage Buch-Larsen, DK
1594 L4 1600   1     Broken valve on warm-up lap

B: Group 2 under 1000 cc
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    
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Erik Høyer, DK
999 L4 1000          
2 2    
Fiat Abarth 1000 TC
Son Borch-Christensen, DK
982 L4 1000          
3 3    
Fiat Abarth 1000 TC
Arnold Larsen, DK
982 L4 1000          
4 4    
NSU 1000 TTS
Leif Pedersen, DK
996 L4 1000          
5 5    
NSU 1000 TTS
Steffen Nielsen, DK
996 L4 1000          
6 6    
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Lars Viggo-Jensen, DK
999 L4 1000          
7 7    
NSU 1000 TTS
John Lundberg, DK
996 L4 1000          
      Team Kofoed
Sunbeam Imp
Peder Petersen, DK
875 L4 1000         Accident
DNF      
Austin Mini Cooper S 970
Peter Hollnagel, DK
999 L4 1000         Accident
DNF     Team Kofoed
Sunbeam Imp
Jørgen Kofoed, DK
875 L4 1000         Accident

C: Group 1
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    
Austin Mini Cooper S
Erik Høyer, DK
1275 L4 Group 1   1      
2 2    
Fiat 124 Sport Coupé
Son Borch-Christensen, DK
1438 L4 Group 1          
3 3    
Morris Mini Cooper S
Knud Kristensen, DK
1275 L4 Group 1          
4 4    
Renault R 8 Gordini
Arnold Larsen, DK
1255 L4 Group 1          
5 5    
Austin Mini Cooper S
Benny Hall, DK
1275 L4 Group 1          
6 6    
NSU 1200 TT
Heinz Müller
1177 L4 Group 1          
7 7    
Austin Mini Cooper S
Frank Blankholm, DK
1275 L4 Group 1          

D: Group 5 over 1300 cc
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    
Porsche 911 S
Sven Engstrøm, DK
1991 B6 Group 5          
2 2    
Ford Falcon Sprint
Roy Pierpoint, GB
4728 V8 Group 5          
3 3    
Ford Cortina Mk 2 Lotus
Tom Belsø, DK
1594 L4 Group 5          
4 4    
Ford Escort TC
Flemming Rasmussen, DK
1594 L4 Group 5   1      
5 5    
BMW 2002 TI
Dieter Hoffmann, D
1990 L4 Group 5          
6 6    
BMW 2002 TI
Gunnar Henriksen, DK
1990 L4 Group 5          
7 7    
Volvo 142
Alex Nielsen, DK
ca. 2000 L4 Group 5          
8 8    
Volvo 122
Niels-Peter Elleman-Jacobsen, DK
ca. 2000 L4 Group 5          
DNF      
NSU 1000 turbo
Heinz Müller
996 tc L4 Group 5          

Remarks: Since many results are compiled backwards from the championship tables, it is possible that I have missed foreign drivers, which may have actually won a race outright.