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Grand Prix van Nederland - support race

Zandvoort, Netherlands

Date: 27/8/1978
Track length: 4.226 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 25
Finishers: 21

Pole position: Kok
Fastest lap: de Jong in 1.38,01 (unlikely)

Distance: 15 laps
Average speed: 149,768 kmh
Weather: Fine
Ruleset: Group 2-5
Car info: 1978 Cars

 

Van Oorschot had to start from the back, but of course he turned up at the front after little more than one lap. The lead was initially for Boy Hayje, who drove a one-off Datsun Sunny, prepared by Janspeed and powered by a rally engine of just over 230 HP. Whatever moved Janos Odor to build a car like that - a full group 5 body with a carburettor engine - in a time where turbo power was the only option with an eye to the future? The answer was that it was not certain in which class the car would be used in future - a 1000 or 1300 cc engine could be an option as well.
Hayje didn’t mind, he had a fight with Kok in the ex-Hezemans Escort and was able to fend off Kok’s attacks until lap 12; which says a lot about the ability of the ex Formula 1 driver. In the end, Kok won the class, just like van Oorschot - where de Jong finished second and Raus third. One lap behind, the Martin brothers and Fred Frankenhout gave a good show as well.


Group 2-5
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 5 Scorpio Racing
Porsche 935
Henri van Oorschot, NL
2857 tc B6 Div. 1 15 laps, 25.23,72        
  2 2 Rentokil
Ford Capri RS 3100
Siep de Jong, NL
3412 V6 Div. 1 15     1.38,01 (?)  
  3 22  
Porsche 934
Raymond Raus, B
2993 tc B6 Div. 1 15        
  1 34 Team Best Hi-Fi
Ford Escort II RS
Hans Kok, NL
1975 L4 Div. 2 15 laps, 25.43,12     1.38,98  
  2 37 Datsun Nederland
Datsun Sunny
Boy Hayje, NL
2000 L4 Div. 2 15        
  3 35  
Ford Escort RS 1600
Enno Wijkstra, NL
1996 L4 Div. 2 15        
  4 20 Belga Castrol Team
Ford Capri II 3.0
Jean-Michel Martin, B
2993 V6 Div. 1 14        
  5 21 Belga Castrol Team
Ford Capri II 3.0
Philippe Martin, B
2993 V6 Div. 1 14        
  6 1 Dantinne Racing Team
Ferrari 308 GTB
Maurice Dantinne, B
2926 V8 Div. 1 14        
  7 17 Dealer Opel Team Holland
Opel Commodore GS/E
Fred Frankenhout, NL
2784 L6 Div. 1 14        
  8 16  
BMW 530i
Huub Vermeulen, NL
2985 L6 Div. 1 14        
  9 10 Knook’s Automobielbedrijven
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Wim van Gelderen, NL
5736 V8 Div. 1 14        
  10 14  
Ford Capri 3000 GT
Jacques Cleutjens, NL
2993 V6 Div. 1 14        
  11 18 Microlife
Opel Commodore GS/E
Erik Post, NL
2784 L6 Div. 1 14        
  12 15  
BMW 530i
Eddy Fresco, NL
2985 L6 Div. 1 14        
  4 46 Team Best Hi-Fi
Ford Escort 1300 BDA
Hans Ernst, NL
1298 L4 Div. 2 14        
  5 44 Aannemersbedrijf J.G. Winter
Datsun Cherry 120A coupé
Ernst Antonides, NL
1295 L4 Div. 2 14        
  6 47 Fitsol Zwembaden
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Wim Kroegman, NL
1299 B4 Div. 2 14        
  7 41 Teesing Serto Racing
Ford Escort II RS 2000
George Houthuyzen, NL
1993 L4 Div. 2 14        
  8 43  
Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300
Rien Frankenhout, NL
2279 L4 Div. 2 14        
  9 39 Schipper Racing
BMW 2002
Tom Schipper, NL
1990 L4 Div. 2 13        
DNF   8 Eumig Film Racing Team
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Henny Hemmes, NL
5736 V8 Div. 1 5        
DNF   31  
Alpine A 110 1600S
Rob Redeker, NL
1565 L4 Div. 2 3        
DNF   11 SRP De Peddelaer
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Bert Moritz, NL
5736 V8 Div. 1 1        
DNF   7 Van Vliet Trucks
Chevrolet Corvette
Bas van Vliet, NL
7000 V8 Div. 1 1