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Mugello 6 Hours

Autodromo del Mugello, Italy

Date: 19/3/1978
Track length: 5.245 m
Attendance: 5.000
Entries accepted: 36
Starters: 27
Finishers: 17 (17 classified)

Pole position: Fitzpatrick in 1.55,42 = 163,594 kmh
Fastest lap: Hezemans in 1.56,9 = 161,523 kmh

Distance: 6 hours
Average speed: 153,078 kmh
Weather: Cold
Ruleset: Group 1-5/76
Car info: 1978 Cars

 

The second race for the World championship was a Loos-Porsche victory, just as the first one had been. BMW had a little hope for pole, since the track was damp on Saturday as Giacomelli was on top of the time list. But alas, the track dried and Giacomelli fell back to tenth. Since the bill came in form of a broken engine, the car was a non-starter since the spare engine would run into the same sort of trouble soon.
So BMW had to be content with a division 2 victory and a superb third overall with Quester and Bell behind the Porsches of Hezemans/Heyer/Fitzpatrick and Konrad/Jöst/Merl. The Kremer Porsche of Wollek and Pescarolo retired with a broken engine.


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 12 Weisberg Gelo Team
Porsche 935-77A
Toine Hezemans, NL
Hans Heyer, D
John Fitzpatrick, GB
(Klaus Ludwig, D)
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 176 laps, 6:01.49,4 2 1.55,49 1,56,9  
2 2 15 Konrad Racing
Porsche 935-77A
Franz Konrad, A
Reinhold Jöst, D
Volkert Merl, D
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 175 4 1.57,2    
3 1 31 Faltz-Alpina Essen/BMW Austria+UK
BMW 320
Dieter Quester, A
Derek Bell, GB
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 174 12 2.00,94    
4 3 22 Heinz Schiller
Porsche 935
Claude Haldi, CH
Herbert Müller, CH
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 174 14 2.04,41    
5 4 3  
Porsche 935
Martino Finotto, I
Carlo Facetti, I
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 174 6 1.59,29    
6 2 23 BMW Sweden
BMW 320
Bo Emanuelsson, S
Anders Olofsson, S
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 174 11 2.00,39    
7 5 8 Porsche Kremer
Porsche 935
Dieter Schornstein, D
Louis Krages ("John Winter"), D
Bob Wollek, F
(Henri Pescarolo, F)
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 169 8 1.59,67    
8 6 21  
De Tomaso Pantera
Maurizio Micangeli, I
Carlo Pietromarchi, I
5763 V8 Group 5/Div. 2 161 16 2.08,00    
9 7 11 Weisberg Gelo Team
Porsche 935-77A
John Fitzpatrick, GB
Klaus Ludwig, D
Toine Hezemans, NL
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 157 1 1.55,42   Driveshaft
10 3 32 Faltz-Alpina Essen/BMW Belgium
BMW 320
Patrick Nève, B
Harald Grohs, D
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 154 7 1.59,32   Fuel injection
11 8/1 4 Jolly Club
Lancia Stratos
Fulvio Bacchelli, I
Claudio Magnani, I
2418 V6 Group 4/Div. 2 154 23 2.14,17    
12 9/2 27 Max Moritz Racing Team
Porsche 934
Edgar Dören, D
Gerhard Holup, D
2993 tc B6 Group 4/Div. 2 154 19 2.09,90    
13 10/3 25  
Porsche 934
Antonio Ferrari, I
Romeo Camathias, I
Francesco Pacetta, I
2993 tc B6 Group 4/Div. 2 153 18 2.09,63    
14 11/4 42  
Porsche 934
Franz Gschwendtner, D
Hans Forster, D
2993 tc B6 Group 4/Div. 2 152 17 2.08,90    
15 12 16 Henri Cachia
Porsche 935
Claude Ballot-Léna, F
Jean-Louis Lafosse, F
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 141 13 2.02,64    
16 13 29  
Porsche 935
Klaus Drees, D
Wolfgang Kauwertz, D
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 133 25 2.16,29    
17 14 7  
Porsche 935
Mario Casoni, I
Corrado Manfredini, I
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 133 15 2.04,93    
DNF   26  
Porsche 935
Pietro Monticone, I
Vittorio Coggiola, I
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2   20 2.12,9    
DNF   9 Porsche Kremer
Porsche 935-77A
Bob Wollek, F
Henri Pescarolo, F
2994 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2   3 1.55,86   Piston
DNF   36 BMW Italia
BMW 320
Eddie Cheever, USA
Giorgio Francia, I
1994 L4 Group 5/Div. 1   5 1.58,19    
DNF   2 BMW Schweiz
BMW 320
Marc Surer, CH
Freddy Kottulinsky, S
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1   9 1.59,85    
DNF   14 Wrangler Racing
Porsche Carrera RSR
Preben Kristoffersen, DK
Eberhard Sindel, D
2994 B6 Group 4/Div. 1   21 2.14,11    
DNF   5 Jolly Club
Porsche 934
Michele di Gioia, I
Girolamo Capra, I
2993 tc B6 Group 4/Div. 2   22 2.14,17    
DNF   18  
Porsche 934
Angelo Pallavicini, CH
Peter Bernhard, CH
2993 tc B6 Group 4/Div. 2   24 2.15,33    
DNF   41  
BMW 320
Don Carter, GB
Dante Gargan, I
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1   26 2.16,98    
DNF   19  
Porsche 935
Carlo Rebai, I
Anna Cambiaghi, I
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2   27 2.21,41    
DNF   37  
Alfa Romeo ?1600 GTA
Luigi Laschi, I
Vittorio Ciardi, I
Allessandro Fracastoro, I
1570 L4 Group 5/Div. 2   28 2.31,04    
DNS   1 BMW Motorsport
BMW 320 Turbo 2.1
Manfred Winkelhock, D
Bruno Giacomelli, I
2100 tc L4 Group 5/Div. 1   10 2.00,09   Holed piston, withdrawn