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18. Tour de France Automobile

Various venues

Date: 24/9/1973
Track length: -
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 77
Finishers: 32

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Fastest lap:

Distance:
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Ruleset: Group 4/71, Group 1, 2 and 3
Car info:  

 

10 days and 7000 kilometres long, the tour de France was the final chapter of this years’ GT championship. Another Porsche prey it would seem. Favourites were Ballot-Lena, Fréquelin, Piot, Almeras and Lafosse with their group 4 Carrera RSR’s. Two prototype Ligiers were the opposition, with two Panteras and two Lancia Stratos as outsiders.

The second Stratos was out by the second stage, but the other one was in the lead after stage 2. But Larrousse took over after day two in the powerful Ligier, while team-mate Chasseuil lost a lot of time with engine problems. Alas, while Chasseuil could continue the engine of Larrousse failed on day 3 - he had to retire. Munari took over once again, battling with Ballot-Lena. They were followed by a bunch of Porsches, with the Pantera in 10th. 19th overall and leading group 1: Marie-Claude Beaumont, who finished eventually in a great 12th overall and won group 1.

Chasseuil won one stage after the other and closed in, but dropped back with transmission troubles. Haldi lost third place only a few kilometres before the finish with brake problems. When Ballot-Lena retired with gearbox problems the victory was for Lancia.


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 1 111  
Lancia Stratos
Sandro Munari, I
Mario Manucci, I
2418 V6 S +2000 3:24.50,5        
2 1    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Jacques Alméras, F
Serge Mas, F
2940 B6 GT4 -3000 3:29.01,8        
3 2    
Porsche Carrera RS
Dominique Thiry, F
Jacques Henry, F
2687? B6 GT3 -3000 3:32.35,6        
4 3    
Porsche Carrera RS
Thierry Sabine, F
Jean Delannoy, F
2687? B6 GT3 -3000 3:33.18,4        
5 4    
Porsche Carrera RS
Claude Haldi, CH
Miloud Khalfi
2687? B6 GT3 -3000 3:34.57,5       Brakes
6 1    
De Tomaso Pantera
Jean Vinatier, F
Jacques Jaubert, F
5763 V8 GT3 +3000 3:37.12,2        
7 5    
Porsche Carrera RS
Gerard Darton Merlin ("Gedehem"), F
Gérard Hugon, F
2687? B6 GT3 -3000 3:38.26,7        
8 6    
Porsche Carrera RS
Guy Gentis, F
Bernard Poizat
2687? B6 GT3 -3000 3:41.32,7        
9 7    
Porsche Carrera RS
Noël Labaune, F
Jean Maurin, F
2687? B6 GT3 -3000 3:44.03,5        
10 3 115  
Ligier JS2 Maserati
Guy Chasseuil, F
Christian Baron, F
2938 V6 S +2000 3:46.12,5        
11 1    
Ford Capri RS 2600
Jean Claude Briavoine, F
Vincent Laverne, F
2940? V6 T2 +2000 3:46.34,3        
12 1 25 Greder Racing Team
Opel Commodore GS/E
Marie-Claude Charmasson ("Beaumont"), F
Christine Giganot, F
2784 L6 T1 +2000 3:47.13,8        
13 2   Greder Racing Team
Opel Commodore GS/E
Henri Greder, F
Thomas
2784 L6 T1 +2000 3:47.13,8        
14 1    
Alfa Romeo ?2000 GTV
Francis Vincent, F
Salustri
1962 L4 T1 -2000 3:47.13,8        
15 8    
Porsche Carrera RS
Pierre Lelong, F
Danger
2687? B6 GT3 -3000 3:48.41,5        
16 3?    
Opel ?Commodore GS/E
Jacky Ravenel, F
Dany Wauters, B
Ravaze
2784? L6 ?T1 +2000 3:54.18,0        
17 2    
Ford Capri RS 2600
Alain Flottard, F
Collard
2940? V6 T2 +2000 3:55.51,3        
18 9    
Porsche 911 S
Roger Adonto, F
? Guy Pierron, F
2494? B6 GT3 -3000 4:01.15,2        
19 2    
Alfa Romeo ?2000 GTV
Davin
Gilbert Salles, F
1962 L4 T1 -2000 4:01.55,2        
20 3    
BMW 3.0 CSL
Raymond Pontier, F
Jean Sebastien Couloumiès, F
3003? L6 T2 +2000 4:04.29,3        
21 4    
Opel Commodore GS/E
Jean-Louis Ravenel, F
Levacher
2784 L6 T1 +2000 4:05.02,4        
22 3    
Alfa Romeo ?2000 GTV
"Jaca"
Beidel
1962 L4 T1 -2000 4:06.22,4        
23 1    
Simca Rallye 2
Jean Paul Moreau, F
Coquelet
1294 L4 T2 -2000 4:07.53,2        
24 2    
Audi 80
Yves Evrard, F
Demarquet
1588? L4 T2 -2000 4:09.58,2        
25 1    
Fiat 124S
Roger Soulat, F
"Christo"
1800? L4 GT3 -2000 4:15.22,7        
26 3    
Renault R 12 Gordini
Bernard Coetmeur, F
Belry
1565 L4 T2 -2000 4:15.26,2        
27 4    
Opel Ascona
Claude Buchet, F
Herren
  L4 T1 -2000 4:18.06,6        
28 4    
Fiat 128
Georges Alexandrovitsch, F
Pujos
1290? L4 T2 -2000 4:21.39,7        
29 5    
BMW 3.0 Si
? Aimé Dirand, F
Vautrin
2985 L6 T1 +2000 4:26.11,3        
30 4    
Mercedes 350 ?SLC
Jean Claude Sellos, F
Scelland
Gerard Foucault, F
3500 V8 T2 +2000 4:26.14,8        
31 5    
Alfa Romeo ?2000 GTV
Kuss
Mancini, I
1962 L4 T1 -2000 4:28.39,8        
32 6    
Audi 80
Maurice Vandenbruwaene, F
? André Buge, F
Flament
1470? L4 T1 -2000 6:06.44,3        
DNF      
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
Jean-Claude Morenas, F
2940 B6 GT4 +2000         Gearbox
DNF      
Porsche
Jean-Francois Piot, F
  B6 GT4 +2000          
DNF      
Porsche Carrera RSR
Guy Fréquelin, F
Maurice Gélin, F
2940 B6 GT4 +2000          
DNF   114  
Ligier JS2 Maserati
Gérard Larrousse, F
Christian Delferier, B
2938 V6 S +2000         Engine
DNF      
Porsche Carrera RS
Francis Roussely, F
Etienne Grobot, F
2687? B6 GT3 +2000          
DNF      
Porsche
Jean-Marie Alméras, F
  B6 GT3 +2000          
DNF      
Audi 80
Lucien Guitteny, F
1588? L4 T2 -2000          
DNF      
Ford Escort
Jean-Pierre Rouget, F
Routier
  L4 T2 -2000          
DNF      
Toyota Celica
Holvoet, B
? Serge Laurent, B
1588? L4 T2 -2000          
DNF      
Ford Escort
Jean Claude Gamet, F
Huret
  L4 T2 -2000          
DNF      
BMW
Jean-Claude Depince ("Depnic"), F
Belly
    T1          
DNF   110  
Lancia Stratos
Jean-Claude Andruet, F
Michele Espinos ("Biche"), F
2418 V6 S +2000          
DNF      
Porsche Carrera RSR
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
2940 B6 GT4 +2000          
DNF      
De Tomaso Pantera
Jean-Luc Thérier, F
5763 V8 GT3 +2000