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Misano 6 hours

Autodromo Santa Monica, Misano Adriatico, Italy

Date: 25/6/1978
Track length: 3.488 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 20
Starters: 19
Finishers: 11

Pole position: Wollek in 1.16,64 = 163,841 kmh
Fastest lap: Fitzpatrick in 1.18,3 = 160,368 kmh

Distance: 6 hours
Average speed: 151,331 kmh
Weather: Warm and dry
Ruleset: Group 1-5/76
Car info: 1978 Cars

 

Wollek and Pescarolo had an untroubled victory; their only opposition, the two Loos cars, retired both: Fitzpatrick’s fuel was insufficient for the last lap before his pit stop, Hezemans was black flagged because the thick black fog behind his car meant his engine lost oil. BMW’s Country teams provided some entertainment at least, when Höttinger spun on his own oil from an exploded engine, and Grohs, Quester and Hotz all crashed at the same place. Grohs/Nève were the most lucky ones, the car able to complete the distance and thus giving them the class win.


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 7 Porsche Kremer
Porsche 935-77A
Bob Wollek, F
Henri Pescarolo, F
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 261 laps, 6:00.56,6 1 1.16,44    
2 2 23  
Porsche 935
Vittorio Coggiola, I
Pietro Monticone, I
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 257 6 1.19,31    
3 3 12 Konrad Racing
Porsche 935-?77A
Franz Konrad, A
Volkert Merl, D
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 255 5 1.18,67    
4 1 2 Faltz-Alpina Essen/BMW Belgium
BMW 320
Patrick Nève, B
Harald Grohs, D
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 255 9 1.21,25    
5 2 1 Faltz-Alpina Essen/BMW Austria+UK
BMW 320
Dieter Quester, A
Wolfgang Wolf, D
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 246 8 1.21,10    
6 3 4 BMW Schweiz
BMW 320
Freddy Kottulinsky, S
Markus Hotz, CH
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 240 10 1.21,33    
7 4/1 18  
Porsche 934
Angelo Pallavicini, CH
Edy Kofel, CH
Marco Vanoli, CH
2993 tc B6 Group 4/Div. 2 240 15 1.25,86    
8 5/2 26 Max Moritz Racing Team
Porsche 934
Edgar Dören, D
Gerhard Holup, D
Ekkehard Schimpf, D
2993 tc B6 Group 4/Div. 2 239 14 1.25,67    
9 6/3 25 Jolly Club
Porsche 934
Girolamo Capra, I
Gabriele Gottifredi, I
Michele di Gioia, I
2993 tc B6 Group 4/Div. 2 230 16 1.26,38    
10 7/4 28  
Fiat X 1/9 Dallara
Giuseppe Piazzi, I
Renzo Zorzi, I
Renato Benusiglio, I
1578 L4 Group 4(!)/Div. 1 227 17 1.27,03    
11 5/5 32  
Alpine A 110
Sergio Rombolotti, I
Eriberto Rossi, I
Guido Daverio, I
  L4 Group 4/Div. 2 206 20 1.31,55    
DNF   11  
Porsche 934
Preben Kristoffersen, DK
Eberhard Sindel, D
2993 tc B6 Group 4/Div. 2 182 13 1.25,01   Accident
DNF   6 Weisberg Gelo Team
Porsche 935-77A
Toine Hezemans, NL
Klaus Ludwig, D
John Fitzpatrick, GB
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 137 2 1.16,88   Blackflagged, oil leak
DNF   24  
Porsche 934
Kenneth Leim, S
Kurt Simonsen, S
2993 tc B6 Group 4/Div. 2 121 19 1.28,44   Ignition
DNF   9  
Porsche 935
Carlo Facetti, I
Martino Finotto, I
(Umberto Grano, I)
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 118 4 1.18,34   Suspension
DNF   3 BMW Italia
BMW 320
Giorgio Francia, I
Markus Höttinger, A
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 109 7 1.20,43   Engine
DNF   19  
De Tomaso Pantera
Maurizio Micangeli, I
Marco Micangeli, I
(Carlo Pietromarchi, I)
5763 V8 Group 5/Div. 2 104 12 1.24,98   Suspension
DNF   8 Weisberg Gelo Team
Porsche 935-77A
John Fitzpatrick, GB
(Hans Heyer, D)
(Klaus Ludwig, D)
(Toine Hezemans, NL)
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 58 3 1.17,49 1.18,30 Out of fuel
DNF   5 BMW Sweden
BMW 320
Ingvar Carlsson, S
Bo Emanuelsson, S
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 32 11 1.22,22   Engine
DNS   15 Mirabella
Ferrari 308 GTB
Felice Besenzoni, I
Luciano Dal Ben, I
2926 V8 Group 4/Div. 2   18 1.27,68