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Nürburgring 24 hours

Nürburgring Nordschleife, BRD

Date: 7/10/1978 to: 8/10/1978
Track length: 22.835 m
Attendance: unknown
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 113
Finishers: 62

Pole position: unknown
Fastest lap: Walter/Prinz in 9.18,7 = 147,14 kmh

Distance: 24 hours
Average speed:
Car info: 1978 Cars


Fritz Müller and his mates had a trouble-free run for all of 24 hours and won the event, now three times in a row. Second was the fastest Group 1 Escort of Döring/Bauer/Mohr, third was another Carrera. A Golf Diesel finished 33rd - with all of 67 HP.

Overall result
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
1 1    
Porsche Carrera
Fritz Müller, D
Herbert Hechler, D
Franz Gschwendtner, D
  B6   142 laps        
2 1   KWS Autotechnik Team
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Helmut Döring, D
Hartmut Bauer, D
Manfred Mohr, D
1993 L4 Group 1B 137        
3 2    
Porsche Carrera
Matthias Loerper, D
Jürgen Oppermann, D
Karl-Josef Römer, D
2994 B6   136        
4 1    
Audi 80 GTE
Alfons Hohenester, D
Peter Seikel, D
1588 L4 Group 1B 132        
5 2   Ford Berkenkamp Racing
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Matthias Schneider, D
Gunter Braumüller, D
Holger Soltwedel, D
1993 L4 Group 1B 132        
33     TM Automobiltechnik Essen
VW Golf D
Jürgen Ilgner, D
Klaus Hofman, D
Heinz-Jürgen Hoffknecht, D
1471 L4 Diesel