Heats
1972 Coupes de Spa 
1971 Chimay  Go 1973 Chimay 
1972 Nivelles RACB 
Back to index page

41. Grand Prix des Frontières

Chimay, Belgium

Date: 21/5/1972
Track length: 10.870 m
Attendance: unknown
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 32/24
Finishers: 29/17

Pole position: Tuerlinx in 3.34,1 (Group 1); Dex in 3.16,4 (group 2)
Fastest lap: Tuerlinx in 3.35,1 (Group 1); Grauls in 3.12,6 (Group 2)

Distance: 8 laps (Group 1), 12 laps (Group 2)
Average speed: 169,516 kmh (Group 1)
Weather: unknown
Ruleset: Group 1, Group 2
Car info: 1972 Cars

Pictures

This race will always be remembered for the fatal accident of Ivo Grauls; driving about 230 kmh, when a Skoda driver left too little room for the Camaro he left the road and was killed.


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 83 Transeurop Racing/Gulf
Chevrolet Camaro 396 SS
Chris Tuerlinx, B
6500 V8 +2000 8 laps, 29.35,4 1 3.34,4    
2 2 85 Welcker Performance/Levi’s
Ford Mustang Boss 429
Freddy Semoulin ("Alain Dex"), B
7000 V8 +2000 8 laps, 29.43,7 2      
3 3 80  
Ford Capri 3000 GT
Gaston Baillien, B
2993 V6 +2000 8 laps, 31.08,2 3      
4 4 91  
Ford Capri 3000 GT
Martin Bogaerts, B
2993 V6 +2000 8 laps, 31.08,2        
5 1 51  
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Pierre-Yves Bertinchamps, B
1962 L4 -2000 8 laps, 31.57,1        
6 2 53  
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Etienne Stalpaert, B
1962 L4 -2000 8 laps, 31.57,5        
7 3 59  
BMW 2002 TII
Noël Van Assche ("Pedro"), B
1990 L4 -2000 8 laps, 31.58,8        
8 4 49  
BMW 2002 TI
Marcel Lengelé, B
1990 L4 -2000 8 laps, 31.59,5        
9 5 77  
BMW 2002 TII
Willy Préaux, B
1990 L4 -2000 8 laps, 32.00,3        
10 6 79  
BMW 2002 TII
Claude De Wael, B
1990 L4 -2000 8 laps, 32.15,6        
11 7 61  
BMW 2002 TI
Pieter Cath, B
1990 L4 -2000 8 laps, 32.29,9        
12 5 95  
Volvo 164 E
Joost Byttebier, B
2978 L6 +2000 8 laps, 32.37,5        
13 8 57  
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Pierre Poisse, B
1962 L4 -2000 8 laps, 32.38,3        
14 6 97  
Ford Capri 2600 GT
Michel Gueubelle, B
2554 V6 +2000 8 laps, 33.05,3        
15 9 55  
BMW 2002 TII
Eddy Roobaert, B
1990 L4 -2000 8 laps, 33.05,8        
16 10 71  
BMW 2002 TI
Rick Coemans, B
1990 L4 -2000 7        
17 7 93  
Mazda RX-2
Jules Gillotay, B
2 x 491 R2 +2000 7        
18 1 1  
Renault R 8 Gordini
Raymond Lambert, B
1255 L4 -1300 7        
19 2 17  
Renault R 8 Gordini
Freddy Vandecaveye, B
1255 L4 -1300 7        
20 3? 47  
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
Michel Noé, B
1290 L4 -1300 7        
21 4 41  
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
Guy Diergarten, B
1290 L4 -1300 7        
22 8 87  
Opel Commodore GS/E
Maurice Timsonet, B
  L6 +2000 7        
23 5 45  
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
Marcel Engels, B
1290 L4 -1300 7        
24 6 19  
Renault R 8 Gordini
"Charles", B
1255 L4 -1300 7        
25 7 21  
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
Roland De Jamblinne, B
1290 L4 -1300 7        
26 8 23  
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
Nello Brunetti, B
1290 L4 -1300 7        
27 9 7  
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
Michel De Deyne, B
1290 L4 -1300 7        
28 11 63  
Datsun 1600 SSS
Jacques Dernelle, B
1595 L4 -2000          
29 10 3  
Renault R 8 Gordini
Tony Distefano, B
1255 L4 -1300 7        
DNF   75  
BMW 2002 TI
"E. Patrick", B
1990 L4 -2000          
DNF   67  
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Michel Humbert, B
1962 L4 -2000          
DNF   27  
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
Charles De Meutter, B
1290 L4 -1300 7        

Group 2
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 96 Ford BP Racing
Ford Capri RS 2600
Claude Bourgoignie, B
2940? V6 +2000 12 laps, 39.34,3 3      
2 2 88 Kent Frami Racing International
Ford Capri RS 2600
Jean-Claude Franck, B
2940? V6 +2000 12 laps, 40.19,0 5      
3 1 66 Welcker Performance/Levi’s
Ford Escort RS 1600
Freddy Semoulin ("Alain Dex"), B
ca. 1800 L4 -2000 12 laps, 40.37,3 1 3.16,4    
4 2 70 Ford BP Racing
Ford Escort RS 1600
Yvette Fontaine, B
  L4 -2000 12 laps, 41.25,2 4      
5 3 86  
Ford Capri RS 2600
Jean-Claude Geurie, F
2940? V6 +2000 12 laps, 42.02,3        
6 3 64  
BMW 2002 TI
Rudy Host ("MacIntosh"), B
1990 L4 -2000 11        
7 4 78  
BMW 2002 TI
Thierry Carpent, B
1990 L4 -2000 11        
8 1 50  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Julien Vernaeve, B
1293 L4 -1300 10        
9 2 22  
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
José Vale, B
1290 L4 -1300 10        
10 5 62  
Alfa Romeo Giulia Super
Richard Mattozza, B
1570 L4 -2000 10        
11 3 24  
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Edgar Gillessen, B
1290 L4 -1300 10        
12 4 52  
BMC Mini Cooper S
David Mirmovich ("Mir"), B
1293 L4 -1300 10        
13 5 14  
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Yvan Derivière, B
1298 L4 -1300 9        
14 6 76  
Datsun 1600 SSS
Daniel De Canck, B
1595 L4 -2000 9        
15 6 12  
NSU 1000 TTS
J.R. Ullens, B
996 L4 -1300 9        
16 7 46  
Skoda 110 L
René Simonet, B
1299? L4 -1300 9        
17 8 18  
Simca 1000
Alain Grogniet, B
  L4 -1300 8        
DNF   26  
Simca 1000
John Van der Heyden, B
  L4 -1300          
DNF   34  
BMC Mini 1275GT
Jacques Hendrickx, B
1275 L4 -1300          
DNF   36  
Simca 1000 GT
Jean-Marie Herman, B
1204 L4 -1300          
DNF   38  
Skoda 110 L
Nicole Chavepeyer, B
1299? L4 -1300          
DNF   68  
BMW 2002 TI
André Bouckenaere, B
1990 L4 -2000          
DNF   80  
Nissan 2000 GT
Henry Miroux, B
1998 L6 -2000          
DNF   94  
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Ivo Grauls, B
6997 V8 +2000   2 3.18,3   Fatal accident