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GP de Paris

Monthlhéry, Paris, France

Date: 13/5/1973
Track length: 3.405 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 18
Finishers:

Pole position: Schickentanz
Fastest lap: Fitzpatrick in 1.31,1 = 134,59 kmh

Distance: 2 heats and a final
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 4/71
Car info:  

 

Porsche scored 16 out of 18 entries here; the only opposition in the form of a Datsun 240Z and a little Alpine 1300. Of course, another Porsche victory here.
Fitzpatrick claimed pole, and he took the lead after the start, followed by Ballot-Lena, Schickentanz in the second Kremer car and Bonomelli. Schickentanz passed the Frenchman, while Fitzpatrick dropped back when his gear lever knob fell off and interfered with his brake pedal, just when he was negotiating the hairpin.

Ballot-Lena, driving masterly here, retook Schickentanz and drove away, 15 seconds in front of Schickentanz, third Fitzpatrick.
Fitz’ engine was damaged in heat 1 - he could not take the start of heat 2. Ballot-Lena took the lead, followed by Schickentanz, who was instructed to stay close to him, to force the Frenchman to make a mistake. The Frenchman had other ideas though; he let Schickentanz by, and followed him to the finish - on aggregate, Ballot-Lena was the winner, Schickentanz second and Bonomelli third.


Heat 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 7  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 40 laps in 1:02.09,7 3      
2 2 32 Porsche Kremer
Porsche Carrera RSK
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 40 laps in 1:02.24,7 1      
3 3   Porsche Kremer
Porsche Carrera RSK
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 40 laps in 1:02.27,1 2   1.31,1  
4 4    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Ennio Bonomelli, I
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 39 4      
5 5    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Helmut Henzler, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 39 5      
6 6    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Cyril Grandet, F
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 39        
7 7    
Porsche 911 S
Guy Gentis, F
2492 B6 Group 4 3000 38        
8 9    
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Rulon-Miller, USA
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 38        
9 9    
Porsche Carrera RSR
William Vollery, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 38        
10      
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Marc Guignard, CH
  B6   36        
       
Datsun 240Z
Robert Grant, GB
2394 L6 Group 4 3000 34        
       
Porsche
Peter Bernhard, CH
  B6   30        
       
Alpine A 110 1300S
Unknown
1289 L4 Group 4 2000          
       
Porsche
Unknown
  B6            
       
Porsche
Unknown
  B6            
       
Porsche
Unknown
  B6            
       
Porsche
Unknown
  B6            
DNF      
Porsche Carrera RSR
Paul Keller, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000         Head gasket

Heat 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 32 Porsche Kremer
Porsche Carrera RSK
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 40 laps in 1:02.23,1        
2 2 7  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 40 laps in 1:02.23,6        
3 3    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Ennio Bonomelli, I
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 39        
4 4    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Helmut Henzler, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 39        
5 5    
Porsche 911 S
Guy Gentis, F
2492 B6 Group 4 3000 39        
6 6    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Cyril Grandet, F
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 38        
7 7    
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Rulon-Miller, USA
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 38        
8 8    
Porsche Carrera RSR
William Vollery, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 38        
9      
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Marc Guignard, CH
  B6   36        
10      
Datsun 240Z
Robert Grant, GB
2394 L6 Group 4 3000          
DNS     Porsche Kremer
Porsche Carrera RSK
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2808 B6 Group 4 3000         Overrevved engine

Final classification
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 7  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 80 laps in 2:04.33,8        
2 2 32 Porsche Kremer
Porsche Carrera RSK
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 80 laps in 2:04.47,8        
3 3    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Ennio Bonomelli, I
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 78        
4 4    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Helmut Henzler, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 78        
5 5    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Cyril Grandet, F
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 77        
6 6    
Porsche 911 S
Guy Gentis, F
2492 B6 Group 4 3000 77        
7 7    
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Rulon-Miller, USA
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 76        
8 8    
Porsche Carrera RSR
William Vollery, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 74        
9 9    
Porsche 911 S
Jean-Marc Guignard, CH
  B6 Group 4 73        
10      
Datsun 240Z
Robert Grant, GB
2394 L6 Group 4 3000 67        
       
Alpine A 110 1300S
Unknown
1289 L4 Group 4 2000          
       
Porsche
Unknown
  B6            
       
Porsche
Unknown
  B6            
       
Porsche
Unknown
  B6            
       
Porsche
Unknown
  B6            
       
Porsche
Peter Bernhard, CH
  B6            
DNF     Porsche Kremer
Porsche Carrera RSK
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 40       Overrevved engine
DNF      
Porsche Carrera RSR
Paul Keller, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000         Head gasket