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III Grande Prémio do A.C.P.

Estoril, Portugal

Date: 12/11/1972
Track length: 2.916 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position: Fitzpatrick in 1.07,90
Fastest lap: Neuhaus in 1.07,94 (GT); Neves in 1.18,43 (Gr. 1); Pinhol or Uriarte? (Gr. 2)

Distance: 65 laps
Average speed: 151,792 kmh (GT)
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 4/71
Car info:  

 

Apart from the Euro GT race, this weekend on the new Estoril track saw a race for Group 1 touring cars as well as a Spanish Championship race for group 2.

Neves dominated the Group 1 race with his Camaro, finishing three seconds clear of Nogheira in the Alfa GTV. Gerry Marshall, the Englishman, was favourite before the race but was surprised by the level of competition - he finished no better than seventh.

The Spanish championship race was led by Barrios but he collided with Pinhol (Fritzinger Capri) whose car was nearly destroyed, while the driver suffered a broken leg and arm. The Spaniard Uriarte with a Escort 1800 won the race ahead of Cabral (with a BMW prepared by Schnitzer).

The most important event was the Euro GT race of course, with John Fitzpatrick on pole with 1.07,90. He would dominate the race from beginning to the end, only Ekberg managing to stay close in the first few laps. The Swede lost second to Neuhaus, who recovered well after a bad start while Haldi lost a lap with a puncture.


GT championship 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 61 Porsche Kremer Racing
Porsche 911 S
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2462 B6 +2000 65 laps, 1:14.49,91 1 1.07,90    
2 2 63 Porsche Zentrum Nordrhein
Porsche 911 S
Jürgen Neuhaus, D
2492 B6 +2000 65 laps, 1:15.15,16 3 1.09,38 1.07,94  
3 3 65 Team Kubero Racing
Porsche 911 S
Bengt Ekberg, S
2492 B6 +2000 65 laps, 1:15.18,00 2 1.08,21    
4 1 85 Bar Cabaret Montmartre
Porsche 911 T
Horst Klauke, D
1991 B6 -2000 62        
5 2 83 Team Kubero Racing
Porsche 911 T
Kurt Simonsen, S
1991 B6 -2000 62        
6 4 62 Porsche Club Romand
Porsche 911 S
Claude Haldi, CH
2492 B6 +2000 60 4 1.09,38    
7 3 81 Bricolens Interracing Switzerland
VW-Porsche 914/6
Jean-Bernard Canonica, CH
1991 B6 -2000 59 9      
8 5 69 Porsche Kremer Racing
Porsche 911 S
Antonio Borges, P
2462 B6 +2000 59       Accident
DNF   71 Haberthur
Porsche 911 S
Gerard Darton Merlin ("Gedehem"), F
2492 B6 +2000 58        
DNF   72  
Porsche 911 S
Jean Selz, CH
2492 B6 +2000 58        
DNF   78  
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Marc Guignard, CH
2492 B6 +2000 58        
DNF   66 Cona Coffee
Datsun 240Z
Martin Birrane, IRL
ca. 2400 L6 +2000 57   1.18,99   Carburation
DNF   82  
VW-Porsche 914/6
Miguel Correia, P
1991 B6 -2000 54        
DNF   64 Greder Racing Team
Chevrolet Corvette
Marie-Claude Charmasson ("Beaumont"), F
7000? V8 +2000 32 5 1.10,91   Engine
DNF   76 Castrol
Porsche 911 S
Jan Lundgårdh, S
2492 B6 +2000 32       Alternator
DNF   67 Herbert Müller Racing
De Tomaso Pantera
Hans Schulze-Schwering, CH
5763 V8 +2000 8 6 1.11,81   Accident
DNF   73  
Datsun 240Z
Rob Janssen, NL
ca. 2400 L6 +2000          

Group 1 national
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    
Chevrolet Camaro
Ernesto Neves, P
  V8 +2000 25 laps, 33.15,71     1.18,43  
2 1    
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Bernardo Sá Nogueira, P
1962 L4 2000 25 laps, 33.18,34        
3 2    
Opel Ascona 19 SR
Manuel Gomes Pereira, P
1897 L4 2000 25 laps, 33.20,20        
4 3    
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Jorge Ribeiro de Sousa ("Dino"), P
1962 L4 2000 25 laps, 33.23,20        
5 4    
BMW 2002
Carlos Santos, P
1990 L4 2000 25 laps, 33.34,02        
6 5    
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Luis Madeira Rodrigues ("Lumaro"), P
1962 L4 2000 25 laps, 33.55,73        
7 6    
Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300
Gerry Marshall, GB
2279 L4 +2000 25 laps, 34.25,60        
8 6    
Opel Ascona 19 SR
Miguel Lacerda, P
1897 L4 2000 24        
9 7    
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Pedro Rasteiro, P
1962 L4 2000 24        
10 8    
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Miguel Correia, P
1962 L4 2000 24        
       
BMW 2002
Christian Melville, B
1990 L4 2000          

Group 2 Spanish Championship
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    
Ford Escort RS 1600
José Maria de Uriarte, E
1800 L4 2000 30 laps, 35.56,50     1.08,9  
2 1    
BMW 2800 CS
Mário de Araújo "Nicha" Cabral, P
2996 L6 +2000 30 laps, 36.01,61        
3 2    
Ford Escort TC
Carlos Santos, P
1594 L4 2000 28        
4 3    
Opel Ascona 19 SR
Manuel Gomes Pereira, P
1897 L4 2000 28        
5 1    
BMC Mini 1275GT
Mário Gonçalvez, P
1293 L4 1300 28        
6 2    
Datsun 1200
? Hermano de Medeiros
  L4 1300 28        
7 4    
Ford Lotus Cortina
Rodrigues, P
1594 L4 2000 28        
8 5    
Datsun 1600
Pedrosa
1595 L4 2000 28        
9 3    
Datsun 1200
"Allan Jones", P
  L4 1300 26        
10 6    
BMW 2002 TI
Mário Figueiredo, P
1990 L4 2000 26        
11 7    
Opel Manta 1900
Miguel Vilar, P
  L4 2000 25        
12 4    
Austin Mini Cooper S
Fernando Carvalho, P
1293 L4 1300 23        
13 5    
Austin Mini Cooper S
Oliveira
1293 L4 1300 22        
DNF      
Ford Escort RS 1600
Rafael Barrios, E
1800 L4 2000         Accident
DNF      
Ford Capri RS 2600
Jorge Pinhol, P
2873 V6 +2000       1.08,27 Accident

Remarks: Spanish TCC coefficient: 5,4