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Coupes Benelux

Nivelles, Belgium

Date: 24/6/1973
Track length: 3.724 m
Attendance: Few
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 22 (heat 1); 16 (heat 2)
Finishers: 17 (heat 1); 14 (heat 2)

Pole position: Parkes in 1.27,0
Fastest lap: Schickentanz in 1.28,6 (heat 1) and in 1.28,7 (heat 2)

Distance: 2 heats of 27 laps
Average speed: 149,199 kmh (heat 1); 148,917 kmh (heat 2)
Weather: Sunny
Ruleset: Group 4/71
Car info:  

 

Mike Parkes was probably thinking of repeating his Imola victory - he was fastest in practice, while Schickentanz was second.
The start of the first heat saw Schickentanz in the lead, followed by Ballot-Lena, Ekberg and Haldi - Parkes had a bad start as well as a puncture, then his car stopped after lap 5, was brought back into life but retired finally in lap 19. Keller retired too, with a broken gear lever. Schickentanz had an easy victory.

Heat two sent only 16 cars away, and saw Schickentanz win once again. Ekberg dropped back to fourth with only fourth gear available, just saving his podium position overall.


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 26 Porsche Kremer/Oldenkott Tobacco and Pipes Racing
Porsche Carrera RSK
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 27 laps, 40.26,1 2 1.28,0 1.28,6  
2 2 12 Team Kubero Racing
Porsche Carrera RSR
Bengt Ekberg, S
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 27 laps, 40.38,6        
3 3 11  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 27 laps, 40.42,0 3      
4 4 17  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Charles Geeraerts, B
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 27 laps, 41.50,3        
5 1 32 Jolly Club
De Tomaso Pantera
Christiano del Balzo ("Gero"), I
5763 V8 Group 4 +3000 27 laps, 41.53,1 6      
6 5 18 Porsche Club Romand
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Haldi, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 27 laps, 42.34,5        
7 6 15 Crowne Racing International
Porsche Carrera RSR
Martin Birrane, IRL
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 26        
8 7 19  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Helmut Henzler, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 26        
9 8 25 Mannheim-Heidelberg-Sports-Touring-Club
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Rulon-Miller, USA
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 25        
10 9 28 Porsche Club Romand
Porsche Carrera RSR
William Vollery, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 25        
11 10 24 Porsche Club Romand
Porsche Carrera RSR
Pochon, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 24        
12 2 36 Claude Dubois
De Tomaso Pantera Group 3
Bernard De Dryver, B
5763 V8 Group 4 +3000 24        
13 1 4  
Alpine A 110
Roman Feitler, L
  L4 Group 4 2000 24        
14 2 2 Kent Racing International
Alpine A 110 1600S
Roland De Jamblinne, B
1565 L4 Group 4 2000 23        
15 11 27  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Norbert Van Huffel, B
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 23        
16 3 1 Ecurie Mille Miglia
Alpine A 110 1300S
Maurice Dantinne, B
1289 L4 Group 4 2000 23        
17 4 9 Racing Team Biral
Alpine A 110
"Geronimo", B
  L4 Group 4 2000 24        
18/NRF 3 35 Racing Team VDS
De Tomaso Pantera
Michael Parkes, GB
5763 V8 Group 4 +3000 19 1 1.27,0   Puncture
19/NRF 12 30  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Ennio Bonomelli, I
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 16 9      
20/NRF 13 20 Porsche Kremer Racing
Porsche Carrera RSK
Paul Keller, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 5       Gear lever
DNF/DNS?   33 Momo Racing Team
De Tomaso Pantera
Corrado Manfredini, I
5763 V8 Group 4 +3000   14      
DNS   31 Jolly Club
De Tomaso Pantera
Mario Casoni, I
5763 V8 Group 4 +3000   10     Engine

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 26 Porsche Kremer/Oldenkott Tobacco and Pipes Racing
Porsche Carrera RSK
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 27 laps, 40.31,7     1.28,7  
2 2 11  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 27 laps, 40.38,7        
3 3 18 Porsche Club Romand
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Haldi, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 27 laps, 40.48,9        
4 4 12 Team Kubero Racing
Porsche Carrera RSR
Bengt Ekberg, S
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 27 laps, 42.06,0        
5 5 17  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Charles Geeraerts, B
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 26        
6 6 19  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Helmut Henzler, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 26        
7 7 28 Porsche Club Romand
Porsche Carrera RSR
William Vollery, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 25        
8 1 36 Claude Dubois
De Tomaso Pantera
Bernard De Dryver, B
5763 V8 Group 4 +3000 25        
9 8 24 Porsche Club Romand
Porsche Carrera RSR
Pochon, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 24        
10 1 4  
Alpine A 110
Roman Feitler, L
  L4 Group 4 2000 24        
11 9 27  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Norbert Van Huffel, B
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 23        
12 2 1 Ecurie Mille Miglia
Alpine A 110 1300S
Maurice Dantinne, B
1289 L4 Group 4 2000 23        
13 3 2 Kent Racing International
Alpine A 110 1600S
Roland De Jamblinne, B
1565 L4 Group 4 2000 23        
14 4 9 Racing Team Biral
Alpine A 110
"Geronimo", B
  L4 Group 4 2000 23        
15/NRF 2 32 Jolly Club
De Tomaso Pantera
Christiano del Balzo ("Gero"), I
5763 V8 Group 4 +3000 17       Engine
16/NRF 10 15 Crowne Racing International
Porsche Carrera RSR
Martin Birrane, IRL
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 10        

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 26 Porsche Kremer/Oldenkott Tobacco and Pipes Racing
Porsche Carrera RSK
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 54 laps, 1:20.57,8        
2 2 11  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 54 laps, 1:21.20,7        
3 3 12 Team Kubero Racing
Porsche Carrera RSR
Bengt Ekberg, S
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 54 laps, 1:22.44,6        
4 4 18 Porsche Club Romand
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Haldi, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 54 laps, 1:23.23,4        
5 5 17  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Charles Geeraerts, B
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 53        
6 6 19  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Helmut Henzler, D
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 52        
7 7 28 Porsche Club Romand
Porsche Carrera RSR
William Vollery, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 50        
8 1 36 Claude Dubois
De Tomaso Pantera
Bernard De Dryver, B
5763 V8 Group 4 +3000 49        
9 1 4  
Alpine A 110
Roman Feitler, L
  L4 Group 4 2000 48        
10 8 24 Porsche Club Romand
Porsche Carrera RSR
Pochon, CH
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 48        
11 2 1 Ecurie Mille Miglia
Alpine A 110 1300S
Maurice Dantinne, B
1289 L4 Group 4 2000 46        
12 3 2 Kent Racing International
Alpine A 110 1600S
Roland De Jamblinne, B
1565 L4 Group 4 2000 46        
13 9 27  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Norbert Van Huffel, B
2808 B6 Group 4 3000 46        
14 4 9 Racing Team Biral
Alpine A 110
"Geronimo", B
  L4 Group 4 2000 44        
15 2 32 Jolly Club
De Tomaso Pantera
Christiano del Balzo ("Gero"), I
5763 V8 Group 4 +3000 44