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Coppa Florio

Autodromo di Pergusa, Enna, Sicily, Italy

Date: 18/8/1974
Track length: 4.950 m?
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 22 (heat 1); 18 (heat 2)
Finishers:

Pole position: Fitzpatrick in 1.34,0
Fastest lap: Fitzpatrick in 1.34,9 (heat 1); Schickentanz and Keller in 1.34,8 (heat 2)

Distance: 2 heats of 30 laps
Average speed: 181,454 kmh (heat 1); 181,946 kmh (heat 2)
Weather: Rain
Ruleset: Group 4/71
Car info:  

 

With a clear and undisputed victory John Fitzpatrick put a firm hold on the European GT championship with his Kremer Porsche. He made his intentions clear during practice, where he put the blue car on pole with a second in hand over his teammate Keller. Fitzpatrick won both heats, while some of his adversaries ran into all sorts of problems. Rombolotti was blackflagged in lap 4 since he lost his fuel filler cap, but with a replacement in place his clutch gave up, while fellow Alpine driver “King” had lost his clutch even earlier. Loos got a puncture but rejoined the race, another Alpine (Casiglia) fell by the wayside when his cam cover started to leak oil.

In the short pause until the start of heat 2, the Loos mechanics had changed the gearbox of Schickentanz in record time, but Fitzpatrick of course took the lead again after the start and duly won. Roberto Chiaramonte Bordonaro punctured his rear wheel and crashed spectacularly in the second chicane.


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 50 Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 48.03,7 1 1.34,0 1.34,9  
2 2   Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Paul Keller, CH
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 48.11,0 2 1.35,1    
3 3   Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 48.53,6 4 1.35,9    
4 4 63  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Ennio Bonomelli, I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 49.23,2 3 1.35,8    
5 5    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Giuseppe Tambone ("Tambauto"), I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 49.37,0 7 1.37,9    
6 6 60  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Raffaele Restivo, I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 29 8 1.41,9    
7 7   Tebernum Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Hartwig Bertrams, D
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 29 6 1.36,6    
8 1    
Porsche Carrera RS
Thierry Sabine, F
2994 B6 Group 3 1600-3000 28 9 1.42,3    
9 2    
Porsche Carrera RS
Dominique Bardini, F
2994 B6 Group 3 1600-3000 28 10 1.42,9    
10 8    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Girolamo Capra, I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 28        
11 9    
VW-Porsche 914/6
Carlo Fabbri ("Cam"), I
1991 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 27        
12 10    
Alpine A 110
Roberto Chiaramonte Bordonaro, I
1800 L4 Group 4 1600-3000 27        
13 11    
Alpine A 110
"Vagabondo", I
1800 L4 Group 4 1600-3000 26        
14 1    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Vito Coco, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 25        
15 2    
Alpine A 110 1300S
Ferruccio Caliceti, I
1289 L4 Group 4 1600 25        
16 12   Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Georg Loos, D
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 25 5 1.36,5    
17 3    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Enzo Mirto Randazzo, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 25        
18 4    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Ulderico D'Angelo, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 25        
19 5    
Alpine A 110
Ferdinando Casiglia, I
  L4 Group 4 1600 15        
20 6    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Castiglia, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 6        
21 13    
Alpine A 110
Sergio Rombolotti, I
1800 L4 Group 4 1600-3000 5       Blackflagged: fuel filler cap
22 7    
Alpine A 110 1600S
"King", I
1565 L4 Group 4 1600 3        

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 50 Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 47.55,9        
2 2   Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Paul Keller, CH
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 48.00,5     1.34,8  
3 3   Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 48.01,0     1.34,8  
4 4   Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Georg Loos, D
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 49.04,2        
5 5 63  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Ennio Bonomelli, I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 49.04,9        
6 6   Tebernum Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Hartwig Bertrams, D
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 30 laps, 49.06,1        
7 7    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Giuseppe Tambone ("Tambauto"), I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 29        
8 8 60  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Raffaele Restivo, I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 28        
9 1    
Porsche Carrera RS
Dominique Bardini, F
2994 B6 Group 3 1600-3000 28        
10 2    
Porsche Carrera RS
Thierry Sabine, F
2994 B6 Group 3 1600-3000 28        
11 9    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Girolamo Capra, I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 27        
12 10    
Alpine A 110
"Vagabondo", I
1800 L4 Group 4 1600-3000 27        
13 11    
VW-Porsche 914/6
Carlo Fabbri ("Cam"), I
1991 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 26        
14 1    
Alpine A 110 1300S
Ferruccio Caliceti, I
1289 L4 Group 4 1600 26        
15 2    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Vito Coco, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 26        
16 3    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Enzo Mirto Randazzo, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 26        
17 4    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Ulderico D'Angelo, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 23        
18 12    
Alpine A 110
Roberto Chiaramonte Bordonaro, I
1800 L4 Group 4 1600-3000 15       Broken rear wheel, accident

Overall result
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 50 Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 60 laps, 1:35.59,6        
2 2   Samson Kremer Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Paul Keller, CH
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 60 laps, 1:36.11,5        
3 3   Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Clemens Schickentanz, D
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 60 laps, 1:36.54,6        
4 4 63  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Ennio Bonomelli, I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 60 laps, 1:38.28,1        
5 5    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Giuseppe Tambone ("Tambauto"), I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 59        
6 6   Tebernum Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Hartwig Bertrams, D
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 58        
7 7 60  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Raffaele Restivo, I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 57        
8 1    
Porsche Carrera RS
Dominique Bardini, F
2994 B6 Group 3 1600-3000 56 laps, 1:37.57,5     1.42,0  
9 2    
Porsche Carrera RS
Thierry Sabine, F
2994 B6 Group 3 1600-3000 56        
10 8   Polifac Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Georg Loos, D
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 55        
11 9    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Girolamo Capra, I
2994 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 54        
12 10    
VW-Porsche 914/6
Carlo Fabbri ("Cam"), I
1991 B6 Group 4 1600-3000 53        
13 11    
Alpine A 110
"Vagabondo", I
1800 L4 Group 4 1600-3000 53        
14 1    
Alpine A 110 1300S
Ferruccio Caliceti, I
1289 L4 Group 4 1600 51 laps, 1:36.53,3        
15 2    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Vito Coco, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 51 laps, 1:37.39,8        
16 3    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Enzo Mirto Randazzo, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 51 laps, 1:39.40,5     1.49,9  
17 4    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Ulderico D'Angelo, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 46        
18 12    
Alpine A 110
Roberto Chiaramonte Bordonaro, I
1800 L4 Group 4 1600-3000 42        
19 5    
Alpine A 110
Ferdinando Casiglia, I
  L4 Group 4 1600 15        
20 6    
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA
Castiglia, I
1570 L4 Group 4 1600 6        
21 13    
Alpine A 110
Sergio Rombolotti, I
1800 L4 Group 4 1600-3000 5        
22 7    
Alpine A 110 1600S
"King", I
1565 L4 Group 4 1600 3