1978 Zolder TTE 
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Österreichring, Zeltweg, Austria

Date: 16/4/1978
Track length: 5.941 m
Attendance: unknown
Entries accepted: 20
Starters: 10
Finishers: unknown

Pole position: Frankenhout
Fastest lap:

Distance: 16 laps
Average speed:
Ruleset: Group 2/76
Car info: 1978 Cars


Fred Frankenhout's Opel Commodore GSE was the only starter in the big class of the Group 1 touring car race at Österreichring on Sunday, and easily won the second round of the Diners Club Trans-Europe Trophy. Fastest in practice, Frankenhout led the 16 lap race from start to finish.
Only ten cars started, although double that number had been entered.

Second and third places were quite closely fought, the RS2000s of Hartmut Bauer and Rolf Rosenkrantz dicing for ten laps before Rosenkrantz pulled off, leaving Bauer to finish second. Third, and the only other car remaining on the same lap as the leader, was the class winning 1.6 Audi 80 GTE of Alfons Hohenester. Fourth and winner of the 1300 class was a Fiat 128 driven by Walter Niesner.

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   Opel Dealer Team Holland
Opel Commodore GS/E
Fred Frankenhout, NL
2784 L6 +2000          
2 1   KWS Autotechnik Team
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Hartmut Bauer, D
1993 L4 2000          
3 1   Haribo Racing Team
Audi 80 GTE
Alfons Hohenester, D
1588 L4 1600          
4 1    
Fiat 128 coupé 1300
Walter Niessner, A
1290 L4 1300          
DNF     Sports Car Club of Stuttgart
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Rolf Rosenkranz, D
1993 L4 2000