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Austria-Trophäe Salzburgring

Salzburgring, Austria

Date: 16/4/1972
Track length: 4.255 m
Attendance: 12.000
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 22 (Div. 1); 25? (Div. 2 and 3)
Finishers: 12 (Div. 1); 17 (Div. 2 & 3)

Pole position: Facetti in 1.30,8 (div. 1), Glemser in 1.23,2 (div. 2 and 3)
Fastest lap: unknown

Distance: 50 laps (div. 1), 80 laps (div. 2 and 3)
Average speed: 155,19 kmh
Weather: Cold, a little snow, heavy rain
Ruleset: Group 2/70
Car info: 1972 Cars

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The entry was much better than Monza. More Fiats with a better chance than the fast Monza track; some fast BMW 2002s took part here; and in division 3, we had three Schnitzer coupés, including Peltier’s private car, another (brand new) one for Alpina and last but not least the lightweight but ballasted Broadspeed car, who had lost the works development deal for the future CSL but entered the race anyway. At least, it was thought that the car was ballasted. Or was it?
Only the first practice was dry, so it was difficult to get a picture of the situation. In division 1, Facetti was fastest but the first Fiat was in position 2. Division 3 saw the Capris in front, but the heavy BMWs clocked encouraging times. Birrell’s 6th overall brought him in the middle of the Munich 3-liter brigade.

Sunday saw terrible weather. First victim was Dona, who did not have enough traction from the start line with his front wheel drive to prevent three Alfas to pass him. Facetti had a brilliant drive, lapping all other cars at least once. At the finish, four Alfas finished in front of two Fiats.

In the division 2 and 3 race, the Capris took the lead, followed by the Broadspeed car. Quester could not start his car in time, lost a lot of time and finally crashed into the barriers in the first hour. Pankl too had a bad start, but he and team-mate Ertl in the 2002 could pass Birrell in his light Escort, who had troubles driving straight, his wide tires aquaplaning. Peltier was left behind too, the young man being careful in this weather with his expensive car. Although Ertl fell victim of engine troubles and had to stop frequently to dry the ignition, he could keep his class lead to the finish.
Glemser came closer to Stuck in the end, who had been driving as a man possessed with the little view that was left in the heavy rain. Third still was Fitzpatrick, but Pankl closed in to fourth placed Heyer, whose vision was even further reduced by steamy windows. Although Pankl had the same trouble, he passed Heyer in the last possible moment and was 5/100 of a second in front at the finish line.
No need for team orders at Ford: oil starvation on the Stuck car left Stuck with no alternative as to creep to the finish, which he just reached, in second.
An entertaining race under terrible conditions.


Division 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 2 Autodelta S.p.A.
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Carlo Facetti, I
1290 L4 Div. 1 50 laps, 1:25.21,7 1 1.30,8    
2 2    
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Karl Wendlinger Jr, A
1290 L4 Div. 1 49 7 1.35,0    
3 3   Autodelta S.p.A.
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Spartaco Dini ("Paco"), I
1290 L4 Div. 1 49 4 1.34,0    
4 4   Autodelta S.p.A.
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Massimo Larini, I
1290 L4 Div. 1 48 9 1.35,3    
5 5 6 Scuderia Filipinetti
Fiat 128 coupé 1300
Walter Dona, I
1290 L4 Div. 1 48 2 1.33,7    
6 6 7 Scuderia Filipinetti
Fiat 128 coupé 1300
Umberto Grano, I
1290 L4 Div. 1 48 12 1.37,6    
7 7 20? Scuderia Filipinetti
Fiat 128 Rallye
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
1290 L4 Div. 1 47 13 1.39,3    
8 8   Écurie Anjou
NSU 1200 TT
Jean-Claude Boucher, F
1296 L4 Div. 1 45 20 1.47,4    
9 9    
NSU 1200 TT
Reiner Rudolph, D
1296 L4 Div. 1 44 19 1.45,9    
10 10    
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Drago Regvart, YU
1290 L4 Div. 1   14 1.40,2    
11 11   Trivellato
Fiat 128 Rallye
Damir Wiesner
1290 L4 Div. 1   17 1.43,4    
12 12    
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior
Herbert Schenzel, A
1290 L4 Div. 1/Gr. 1 39 23 1.58,5    
DNF   9 Trivellato
Fiat 128 coupé 1300
Giuseppe Gallo ("Girasole"), I
1290 L4 Div. 1   11 1.36,4    
DNF      
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Antonio Zanussi, I
1290 L4 Div. 1   15 1.41,1    
DNF      
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Reinhard Kern, CH
1290 L4 Div. 1   16 1.42,4    
DNF      
Morris Mini Cooper S
Josef Chalupa, A
1293 L4 Div. 1   18 1.45,8   Head gasket
DNF      
NSU 1200 TT
Daniel Dupré, F
1296 L4 Div. 1   21 1.51,0    
DNF      
Morris Mini Clubman 1275 GT
Wolfgang Kaspar, A
1275 L4 Div. 1   22 1.54,0    
DNF      
Austin Mini Cooper S
Trimmel
1293 L4 Div. 1   24 2.00,8    
DNF      
Ford Escort 1300
Heribert Werginz, A
1298 L4 Div. 1   25 2.04,8    
DNF     Autodelta S.p.A.
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Gianluigi Picchi, I
1290 L4 Div. 1   3 1.33,8   Accident
DNF     Mineif-Trivellato
Fiat 128 Rallye
Manfred Mineif, D
1290 L4 Div. 1 10 6 1.34,2   Gearbox
DNF     Trivellato Vicenza Team
Fiat 128 coupé 1300
Jacopo "Pino" Trivellato, I
1290 L4 Div. 1   10 1.35,9    
DNF     Formel Rennsport Club der Schweiz
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Peter Wiederkehr, CH
1290 L4 Div. 1   5 1.34,0    
DNS     Scuderia Brescia Corse
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Vincenzo Loda ("Enzo"), I
1290 L4 Div. 1   8 1.35,0    

Division 2 and 3
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 30 Ford Köln
Ford Capri RS 2600
Dieter Glemser, D
2940 V6 Div. 3 80 laps, 2:11.06,9 1 1.23,2    
2 2 31 Ford Köln
Ford Capri RS 2600
Hans-Joachim Stuck, D
2940 V6 Div. 3 80 laps, 2:11.34,9 2 1.23,2    
3 3 34 Team Broadspeed
BMW 2800 CS
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2996 L6 Div. 3 79 8 1.27,0    
4 4 33 BMW-Alpina
BMW 2800 CS
Gerold Pankl, A
2996 L6 Div. 3 77 4 1.24,3    
5 5 44 Team Schnitzer Motul
BMW 2800 CS
Hans Heyer, D
2996 L6 Div. 3 77 7 1.26,7    
6 6 37 Précision Liegeoise
BMW 2800 CS
Alain Peltier, B
2996 L6 Div. 3 76 5 1.26,4    
7 1 2 BMW-Alpina
BMW 2002
Harald Ertl, A
1990 L4 Div. 2 75 laps, 2:12.22,1 11 1.29,9    
8 2 1 Ford Köln
Ford Escort RS 1600
Gerry Birrell, GB
1855 L4 Div. 2 73 6 1.26,5    
9 3   Hasag Polstermöbel
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm
Heinz Derflinger, A
1985 L4 Div. 2 72 12 1.30,3    
10 4    
BMW 2002
Sepp Manhalter, A
1990 L4 Div. 2 72 16 1.33,1    
11 5 3 Sony Racing Team
Ford Escort RS 1600
Han Akersloot, NL
1800 L4 Div. 2 69 10 1.28,0    
12 6   Mazda Swiss Racing
Mazda Savanna RX-3
Walter Brun, CH
2 x 491 R2 Div. 2 69 17 1.33,3    
13 7    
BMW 2002 TII
Ruedi Eggenberger, CH
1990 L4 Div. 2   14 1.30,8    
14 8    
BMW 1600/2
Siegfried Kowarik, A
1573 L4 Div. 2   26 1.46,4    
15 9    
BMW 1600/2
Robert Lang, YU
1573 L4 Div. 2   25 1.44,2    
16 10    
BMW 2002 TII
W. Germann
1990 L4 Div. 2   19 1.34,4    
DNF      
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm
Heinz Isert, D
1985 L4 Div. 2   20 1.35,0    
DNF      
Opel Ascona
Franz Propst, A
  L4 Div. 2   23 1.38,6    
DNF     Conrero
Opel Commodore GS 2800
Alberto Rosselli, I
2998 L6 Div. 3   21 1.36,2    
DNF      
Ford Escort RS 1600
Johann Schnabl, A
1701 L4 Div. 2   22 1.37,6    
DNF      
BMW 2002
Rudolf Schmutz, CH
1990 L4 Div. 2   24 1.39,3    
DSQ     Team Schnitzer Motul
BMW 2800 CS
Dieter Quester, A
2996 L6 Div. 3 23 3 1.23,9   Blackflagged, push start
DNF     Ford Gerstmann Racing Team
Ford Capri RS 2600
Waltraud Odenthal, D
2940 V6 Div. 3   13 1.30,5   Engine
DNF      
BMW 2800 CS
Moritz Gerny, CH
2996 L6 Div. 3   15 1.32,9    
DNF     Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort RS 1600
José Maria de Uriarte, E
1800 L4 Div. 2 69 27 1.50,8   Accident
DNS      
Chevrolet Camaro
Franz Albert, A
5000 V8 Div. 3   9 1.27,2    
DNS      
Chevrolet Camaro
Robert Eberhard, D
  V8 Div. 3   18 1.34,3