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Magny-Cours

Circuit de Magny-Cours, Nièvre, France

Date: 1/5/1974
Track length: unknown
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position: Beaumont (A); Ballot-Léna (D)
Fastest lap:

Distance: 12 laps
Average speed: 134,228 kmh (B); 134,162 kmh (C); 140,556 kmh (D)
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 1 and 2
Car info: 1974 Cars

 

Only three days after the race in Montlhéry the championship moved to Magny-Cours.
In the Group 4 GT race, another duel was expected between Ballot-Léna and Lafosse. Ballot-Léna was on pole, however again Lafosse was able to take the lead at the start. In lap 3, Ballot-Lena led after a slight mishap of Lafosse, who dropped to third, behind Seguin. Lafosse regained second place on lap five, but Ballot-Léna now had a big lead and was on his way to victory, while Lafosse ended up in retirement after another off.

In Group 1 there were several battles with Marie Claude Beaumont confirmed her current good form, putting her Commodore on pole, ahead of the BMW of Maublanc and Commodores of Greder, Rouget, Lagniez and Maguine. After the start however, Maublanc caught her by surprise and took the lead on the first lap. Marie Claude was attached to the back of the BMW until after the first half, then she began to lose ground but she still finished second. After the retirement of Greder, Rouget and Lagniez fought for third with Rouget finishing on the podium.


A: Group 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    
BMW 3.0 CSi
Pierre Maublanc, F
2985 L6 Group 1 +2000   2      
2 2    
Opel Commodore GS/E
Marie-Claude Charmasson ("Beaumont"), F
2784 L6 Group 1 +2000   1      
5 3    
Opel Commodore GS/E
Jean-Pierre Rouget, F
2784 L6 Group 1 +2000   4      
4 4    
Opel Commodore GS/E
Jean-Claude Lagniez, F
2784 L6 Group 1 +2000   5      
5 5    
BMW 3.0 CSi
Max Antichan, F
2985 L6 Group 1 +2000          
       
Opel Commodore GS/E
Maguine, F
2784 L6 Group 1 +2000   6      
DNF      
Opel Commodore GS/E
Henri Greder, F
2784 L6 Group 1 +2000   3      

B: Group 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    
Ford Capri RS 2600 LW
Jean-Claude Geurie, F
2999 V6 Group 2 +2000 12 laps, 20.21,7        
2 2    
Ford Capri RS 2600 LW
Dominique Fornage, F
2999 V6 Group 2 +2000 12 laps, 20.22,6     1.39,7  
3 3    
Ford Capri RS 2600
Patrick Faurie, F
2999? V6 Group 2 +2000 12 laps, 20.53,4        
4 1    
BMW 2002
Pouteau, F
1990 L4 Group 2 2000 12 laps, 21.53,6        
5 4    
Ford Capri RS 2600
Christian Gouttepifre, F
2999? V6 Group 2 +2000          
6 2    
Alfa Romeo ?1750 GTV
Jean-Pierre Large, F
  L4 Group 2 2000          
7 3    
BMW 2002
Jose Thibault, F
1990 L4 Group 2 2000          
8 4    
Renault R 12 Gordini
Claude Bargeot, F
1565 L4 Group 2 2000          

C: Group 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    
Porsche Carrera RS
Gérard Meo, F
  B6 Group 2 +2000 12 laps, 20.22,3        
2 2    
Porsche Carrera RS
Raymond Touroul, F
  B6 Group 2 +2000 12 laps, 20.25,6        
3 3    
Porsche Carrera RS
Lucien Nageotte, F
  B6 Group 2 +2000 12 laps, 20.50,4        
4 4    
Porsche Carrera RS
Dominique Bardini, F
  B6 Group 2 +2000 12 laps, 20.59,3        

D: Group 4
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    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
2994 B6 Group 4 +2000 12 laps, 19.26,7        
2 2    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Hubert Striebig, F
2994 B6 Group 4 +2000 12 laps, 19.30,9        
3 3    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Jean-Marc Seguin, F
2994 B6 Group 4 +2000 12 laps, 19.33,4        
4 4    
Porsche Carrera RSR
Jacques Borras, F
2994 B6 Group 4 +2000 12 laps, 19.35,8        
DNF      
Porsche Carrera RSR ‘73
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
2994 B6 Group 4 +2000         Accident