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Coupes Benelux

Nivelles, Belgium

Date: 2/7/1972
Track length: 3.724 m
Attendance: unknown
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: unknown
Finishers: unknown

Pole position: Müller
Fastest lap: Jacquemin in 1.29,9 = 149,125 kmh

Distance: 42 laps
Average speed: 147,253 kmh
Weather: unknown
Ruleset: Group 4/71
Car info:  

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The Dutch might hate it, but the entry of Nivelles included two Pantera’s and two Ferraris... First practice was a dead heat with Fitzpatrick, but the second practice gave Müller and his Pantera pole.

Müller took the lead after the start, followed by Jacquemin in another Pantera and Fitzpatrick. The Kremer Porsche fell victim of overheating tires, while Ekberg stormed through the field on his old Goodyears, finally passing Fitzpatrick for third. The fast circuit suited the Pantera’s, which were faster on the straights and lost hardly anything under braking. A 1-2 for De Tomaso therefore, with Ekberg third. Haldi had retired, while Ballot-Lena was only 12th with a sick engine.


Race
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 25  
De Tomaso Pantera
Herbert Müller, CH
5763 V8 +2000 42 laps, 1:03.43,8 1      
2 2 27  
De Tomaso Pantera
Jean-Marie Jacquemin, B
5763 V8 +2000 42 laps, 1:04.02,4        
3 3    
Porsche 911 S
Bengt Ekberg, S
2494 B6 +2000 42 laps, 1:04.55,9        
4 4 34 Porsche Kremer
Porsche 911 S
John Fitzpatrick, GB
ca. 2400? B6 +2000 42 laps, 1:05.00,0        
5 5 40  
Porsche 911 S
Jürgen Neuhaus, D
ca. 2400? B6 +2000 42 laps, 1:05.11,9        
6 6 43 Strähle
Porsche 911 S
Günther Steckkönig, D
ca. 2400? B6 +2000 41        
7 7 41 Dahl Kanal
Porsche 911 S
Clemens Schickentanz, D
ca. 2400? B6 +2000          
8 8 31  
Porsche 911 S
Dominique Bardini, F
ca. 2400? B6 +2000          
9 9    
Porsche 911 S
Roland Larsson, S
ca. 2400? B6 +2000          
10 1 18  
Porsche 911 T
Horst Klauke, D
ca. 2400? B6 -2000          
12   32  
Porsche 911 S
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
ca. 2400? B6 +2000          
CL 1    
Alpine A 110 1600S
Dubourg
1600 L4 -1600          
    22  
Chevrolet Corvette
Chris Tuerlinx, B
7000? V8 +2000          
    20  
Porsche 911 S
Hans-Peter Joisten, D
ca. 2400? B6 +2000          
DNF   38  
Porsche 911 S
Claude Haldi, CH
ca. 2400? B6 +2000          
DNS   28  
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Ernst Seiler, CH
4390 V12 +2000