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Zandvoort Trophy

Zandvoort, Netherlands

Date: 10/8/1975
Track length: 4.226 m
Attendance: 10.000
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 37
Finishers: unknown

Pole position: Kelleners in 1.35,6
Fastest lap: Kelleners in 1.36,0 (Hezemans in 1.35,7)

Distance: 4 hours
Average speed: 146,564 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 2/70
Car info: 1975 Cars

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The Zandvoort Trophy, was together with the Nürburgring the race with the longest ETCC history; both venues were part of the calendar since 1963. For Zandvoort, the tradition would soon be broken; FIA took away the 1976 race since the 1975 race had GT's in the field. That was done in some other races as well; but Zandvoort was punished.

The 1975 edition proved to be an interesting one, though. The Schnitzer cars did not turn up, but apart from the three Faltz entries, with Stommelen returning to action after his Jarama F1 accident, some top-line Porsche Carrera RSR's were entered. One Gelo car with Hezemans/Schenken, two Kremer cars with Wollek/van Lennep and Siewertsen/Barth, and two Tebernum cars for Schickentanz/Bertrams and local FF1600 heroes de Giaxa de Salvi/van Kempen. Dutch championship regulars Vermeulen and Kluit entered their cars too; Huub Vermeulen teamed up with Fred Frankenhout (originally Wim Boshuis should have partnered him, but alas), Kluit was assisted by Ernst Berg and F5000 racer Boy Hayje, who was supposed to race with his mentor Hezemans in the Carrera first. But Loos wanted more experience and he chose Schenken. Kluit's 1973 ex-works Capri sported the 1974 RS 3100 aero package - strange for a RS 2600. More locals: Coorengel and Fresco hired a Capri from Odenthal (Maus 4, probably a 1973 ex-works car) and Lammers shared Herrmann’s 16 valve BMW 2002.

Division 1 brought another surprise; the black Ford Escort II was brought to Zandvoort. It went round in 1.36,5 - a contender for the front row, it seemed. Then, while passing Stommelen (!) at bos uit, the fast right-hander leading to the straight, the cars touched, Heyer lost it and had an enormous off. The beautiful car was a write-off. He was switched to the 13" car of Finotto/de Madrid.

When the flag dropped, the Faltz #21 car took the lead, followed by an epic battle between Hezemans and van Lennep. Lap 9 saw the end of the second Tebernum car, later Siewertsen had to quit with gearbox troubles and Vermeulen lost a front wheel. Jan Lammers, racing a German BMW, had to give up with gearbox problems. The lead car became a frequent pit visitor with rear axle troubles, but things got worse for the second and third Faltz cars: both went out at the exit of Tarzan, the Melitta car on top of the armco, the other one neatly parked at the opposite side with a blown engine.
In the lead of the touring car section was the... Capri!
But soon, Hayje came in complaining of vibrations in the steering wheel. Nothing was found, Hayje went out again, then came back in with rear suspension failure. Out. Flat tires made the difference between the two leading Carrera's; three for Hezemans, four for van Lennep. Hezemans won, van Lennep second, the remaining Tebernum car third. Touring car winner was the handicapped Faltz BMW, Keller second, the Capri still classified third in class. Heyer took two-litre victory.


Division 1 and 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)   6 Gelo Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Toine Hezemans, NL
Tim Schenken, AUS
2994 B6 GT 144 laps, 4:00.20,5 2 1.35,9 1.35,7  
(2)   1 Porsche Kremer
Porsche Carrera RSR
Gijs van Lennep, NL
Bob Wollek, F
2994 B6 GT 144 3 1.36,9    
(3)   3 Tebernum Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Clemens Schickentanz, D
Hartwig Bertrams, D
2994 B6 GT 143 4 1.37,0    
1 1 21 Faltz-Alpina Essen
BMW 3.0 CSL
Helmut Kelleners, D
Harald Grohs, D
Rolf Stommelen, D
3498 L6 Div. 1 139 laps, 4:00.20,2 1 1.35,6 1.36,0  
2 2 25 Herbert Müller Racing/Eggenberger
BMW 3.0 CSL
Heinrich Keller, CH
Paul Keller, CH
3498 L6 Div. 1 138 12 1.39,3    
3 1 43 Castrol Team Zakspeed
Ford Escort RS 1600
Hans Heyer, D
Martino Finotto, I
Jaime Sanz de Madrid, E
1975 L4 Div. 2 136 13 1.39,8 1.39,8  
4 2 42 Castrol Team Zakspeed/Jolly Club
Ford Escort RS 1600
Carlo Facetti, I
Umberto Grano, I
Martino Finotto, I
1975 L4 Div. 2 135 14 1.41,7    
5 3 56 Heidegger Racing Team
BMW 2002
Daniel Brillat, F
Jean Thierry, F
1990 L4 Div. 2 129 22 1.48,7    
6 4 47 Rheydter Club für Motorsport
BMW 2002
Walter Prüser, D
Peter Sieben, D
1990 L4 Div. 2 128 21 1.48,3    
7 3 33 Interlance Uitzendbureau
Ford Capri RS 2600 LW
Ron Kluit, NL
Boy Hayje, NL
Ernst Berg, NL
2999 V6 Div. 1 126 8 1.38,3    
8 5 68 Datsun Nederland
Datsun Cherry 120A coupé
Ernst Antonides, NL
Evert Bolderheij, NL
1295 L4 Div. 2 122 23 1.48,9    
9 6 64 Toyota AG Schweiz
Toyota Corolla
Manfred Schurti, FL
Walter Frey, CH
1596 L4 Div. 2 121 16 1.43,4 1.44,9  
10 7 61 Faltz-Alpina Essen
BMW 1602
Karl Fraund, D
Wolfgang Gunetsreiner, D
1600 L4 Div. 2 119 32 1.52,9    
11 8 44 Faltz-Alpina Essen
BMW 2002
Peter Ochs, D
Karl-Heinz Tibor, D
1990 L4 Div. 2 118 25 1.49,5    
12 9 51  
Volvo 142
Sveneric Olsson, S
Gert-Elis Elisson, S
ca. 2000 L4 Div. 2 118 37? ?   1st reserve?
13 10 70 Abt Motorsport
Audi 80 GT
Hans-Joachim Nowak, D
Michael Endress, D
1588 L4 Div. 2 117 38? ?   2nd reserve?
14 11 65  
Alfa Romeo 1300 GTA Junior
Edgar Gillessen, B
Jacques Berger, B
Müller
1290 L4 Div. 2 114 31 1.52,5    
15 12 55  
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Hub Nijsten, NL
Hans Maasland, NL
1962 L4 Div. 2 107 36 1.56,5    
16 4 5 Datsun Dealer Team
Datsun 240Z
Han Tjan, NL
Tom Coronel, NL
3000 L6 GT 102 18 1.45,3    
DNF   48 Supervise Racing
BMW 2002
Edward Schinkel, NL
Michel Delcourt, B
(Thom Meylink, NL)
1990 L4 Div. 2 87 33 1.53,5    
DNF   57 BMW-Alpina
BMW 2002
Gerd Herrmann, D
Jan Lammers, NL
1990 L4 Div. 2 79 17 1.45,0   Gearbox
DNF   45 Faltz-Alpina Essen
BMW 2002
Peter Kuhlmann, D
Hans Deen, NL
1990 L4 Div. 2 65 20 1.47,3    
DNF   54  
Mazda Savanna RX-3
David Palmer, GB
Aloys Mattijssen, NL
2 x 491 R2 Div. 2 59 30 1.51,5    
DNF   28  
Ford Capri RS 2600
Emilio de Villota, E
Jorge de Bagration, E
2999 V6 Div. 1 58 11 1.39,2    
DNF   58  
BMW 2002
Jeroen van der Ploeg, NL
Wolfgang Dimmendaal, D
1990 L4 Div. 2 57 26 1.49,6    
DNF   23 Faltz-Alpina Essen
BMW 3.0 CSL
Thomas Betzler, D
Hughes de Fierlant, B
(Harald Grohs, D)
3498 L6 Div. 1 55 6 1.37,3   Accident
DNF   69  
NSU 1200 TT
Peter Wisskirchen, D
Hermann Cordes, D
1296 L4 Div. 2 55 35 1.54,9    
DNF   26 Levi’s Team - DNRT
BMW 3.0 CSL
Huub Vermeulen, NL
Fred Frankenhout, NL
3498 L6 Div. 1 52 9 1.38,4   Wheel bearing
DNF   46  
BMW 2002
Norbert Jülicher, D
Wolfgang Dimmendaal, D
1990 L4 Div. 2 46 24 1.49,3    
DNF   2 Porsche Kremer
Porsche Carrera RSR
Cees Siewertsen, NL
Jürgen Barth, D
2994 B6 GT 42 7 1.37,7   Gearbox
DNF   34  
Ford Capri RS 2600 LW
Robert Coorengel, NL
Eddy Fresco, NL
2999 V6 Div. 1 35 15 1.43,3    
DNF   62 Squadra Caposcarico
BMW 1602
Urs Knecht, CH
Kurt Mirer, CH
Jacob Hiltebrand, CH
1600 L4 Div. 2 35 29 1.51,5    
DNF   22 Faltz-Alpina Essen
BMW 3.0 CSL
Alain Peltier, B
Siegfried Müller Sr, D
3498 L6 Div. 1 10 5 1.37,0    
DNF   4 Tebernum Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Ros de Giaxa de Salvi, NL
Ric van Kempen, NL
2994 B6 GT 9 10 1.38,4   Accident
DNF   63  
VW Scirocco
Klaus Bieler, D
Hagen Arlt, D
1588 L4 Div. 2 9 27 1.49,7    
DNF   49  
BMW 2002 TII
Michel Beviaire, B
Jean-Marie Baert, B
1990 L4 Div. 2 4 28 1.51,3    
DNF   52  
Opel Manta
Franz Heine, D
Gerrit de Vries, NL
ca. 2000 L4 Div. 2 3 34 1.54,8    
DNS?   32  
BMW 3.0 CSL
Rolf Rummel, D
Franz Konrad, A
Armand Müller, D
3498 L6 Div. 1   19 1.45,7    
DNS   41 Castrol Team Zakspeed
Ford Escort II RS
Hans Heyer, D
1975 L4 Div. 2   - 1.36,5   Accident
DNS   50 Toyota AG Schweiz
Toyota Celica GT
Manfred Schurti, FL
Henny Hemmes, NL
1996 L4 Div. 2         Withdrawn (steering too heavy)

Remarks: Spanish TCC coefficient: 12,0