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Rivet Supply WMC Six Hours

Brands Hatch International Circuit, Kent, Great-Britain

Date: 5/8/1979
Track length: 4.206 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 41
Starters: 32
Finishers: 26, 23 classified

Pole position: Jöst in 1.26,67 = 174,711 kmh
Fastest lap:

Distance: 6 hours
Average speed: 161,901 kmh
Weather: Warm and dry
Ruleset: Group 1-6/76
Car info: 1979 Cars

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Like in Germany, the Kremer K3 Porsche seemed unbeatable. The race was won by the Joest-Porsche 908, but the WC Group 5 class was won by Ludwig and Plankenhorn. Loos had entered his cars but stayed away, so the competition for Kremer was meagre; the BMW M1, classified as sportscar since it was not homologated, but it crashed when in a corner the power had cut out suddenly. Lancia finished fifth despite a damaged radiator.


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 1/1 1 Liqui Moly Joest Racing
Porsche 908/4
Reinhold Jöst, D
Volkert Merl, D
2142 tc   Sports +2000 231 laps, 6:00.04,9 1 1.26,67    
2 1/1 27 Porsche Kremer
Porsche 935 K3
Klaus Ludwig, D
Axel Plankenhorn, D
2993 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 229 2 1.28,49    
3 2/1 34 Mogil Motors Ltd.
Chevron-Ford B36
Martin Raymond, GB
Tony Charnell, GB
1996 L4 Sports -2000 220 6 1.29,94    
4 2/2 24 Sekurit Racing Team
Porsche 935-77A
Dieter Schornstein, D
Edgar Dören, D
2993 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 218 11 1.33,15    
5 3/1 31 Lancia Squadra Corse
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
Riccardo Patrese, I
Walter Röhrl, D
1425 tc L4 Group 5/Div. 1 214 5 1.29,93    
6 3/2 8 Alain de Cadenet
De Cadenet-Lola-Ford LM
Alain de Cadenet, GB
François Migault, F
2993 V8 Sports +2000 212 7 1.30,52    
7 4/3 3 JC Racing Limited
De Cadenet-Lola-Ford LM
John Cooper, GB
Pete Lovett, GB
John Morrison, GB
2993 V8 Sports +2000 212 10 1.32,53    
8 1 18 Biennoise
Porsche Carrera RSR
Enzo Calderari, CH
Willi Spavetti, CH
Rolf Maritz, CH
2994 B6 GT 209 17 1.40,66    
9 2 5 Lubrifilm Racing Team
Porsche Carrera RSR
Angelo Pallavicini, CH
Marco Vanoli, CH
Rodolfo Cescato, CH
2994 B6 GT 208 20 1.40,81    
10 3 14 Charles Ivey Racing
Porsche Carrera RSR
Barrie Williams, GB
Dudley Wood, GB
2994 B6 GT 205 15 1.40,18    
11 4 19  
Porsche Carrera RSR
John Beasley, GB
John Harper, GB
2994 B6 GT 204 21 1.41,48    
12 5 6  
Porsche Carrera
Jean-Pierre Delaunay, F
Michel Bienvault, F
Sylvain Lachaud, F
2994 B6 GT 203 27 1.43,54    
13 6 17  
Porsche 911 SC
Jean-Louis Schlesser, F
Gérard Bleynie, F
Jacques Guérin, F
2994 B6 GT 202 14 1.39,81    
14 7 7  
Porsche Carrera
Thierry Perrier, F
Roger Carmillet, F
2994 B6 GT 200 22 1.41,49    
15 4/3 20  
Porsche 934/5
Tony Dron, GB
Mark Dorrington Niblett, GB
2993 ?tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 199 24 1.42,20    
16 8 10  
Porsche 934
Kenneth Leim, S
Lella Lombardi, I
2993 tc B6 GT 198 23 1.42,09    
17 5/4 4 Maltin Car Concessionaires
Porsche Carrera RSR
Steve Earle, USA
Simon Phillips, GB
Steve Griswold, USA
2994 B6 Group 5/Div. 2 197 30 1.44,35    
18 9 22 Morris Stapleton Motors
Morgan Plus 8
Brian Classic, GB
John Spero, GB
Bill Wykeham, GB
3532 V8 GT 193 29 1.44,33    
19 10 11 A.M. Bernard
Porsche 934
Georges Bourdillat, F
Roland Ennequin, F
2993 tc B6 GT 191 26 1.43,33    
20 11 15 Tuckers Fast Food Franchise Ltd.
Porsche 911 SC
Tony Lanfranchi, GB
Adrian Yates-Smith, GB
2994 B6 GT 185 18 1.40,74    
21 6/5 12 Scotts Corner Garage
Porsche Carrera RSR
Paul Edwards, GB
Barry Robinson, GB
Richard Cleare, GB
2994 B6 Group 5/Div. 2 185 28 1.43,90    
22 1 32 Gordon Ramsay Racing Team
Porsche 924
Win Percy, GB
Juliette Slaughter, GB
1984 L4 GT Group 3 177 32 1.51,84    
23 7/2 39  
BMW 320
Jacques Berenger, F
Charles Geeraerts, B
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 174 19 1.40,80    
NC   9 Écurie 13 Etoiles
Porsche 934
Antoine Salamin, CH
Philippe Collet, CH
Gerard Vial, CH
2993 tc B6 GT 154 25 1.42,40    
NC   33 Tuff/Kote Dinol Racing
Porsche 935
Jan Lundgårdh, S
Eberhard Braun, D
1394 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 1 136 13 1.39,48    
DNF   36 Dorset Racing Associates
Lola-Ford T297
Richard Jones, GB
Peter Clark, GB
Anthony Birchenhough, GB
1996 L4 Sports -2000 126 8 1.31,29   Oil leak
DNF   29  
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Holman “Les” Blackburn, GB
Gordon Bruce, GB
2993 V6 Touring 125 31 1.45,23   Wishbone mounting
DNF   28 Porsche Kremer
Porsche 935 K3
Claude Bourgoignie, B
Louis Krages ("John Winter"), D
(Klaus Ludwig, D)
2993 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 100 3 1.29,06    
DNF   42  
Cheetah-BMW G601
Daniel Brillat, F
Jean-Pierre Aeschlimann, CH
1990 L4 Sports -2000 71 9 1.31,68    
NC   37 Morfe Racing with Polaroof
Lotus Esprit S1
Richard Jenvey, GB
David Mercer, GB
Mike Chittenden, GB
1973 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 69 12 1.38,75    
DNF   38 Art Hough Pressings
Lotus Elan
Max Payne, GB
John Evans, GB
(Bob Eccles, GB)
1845   Group 5/Div. 1 49 16 1.40,22   Engine
DNF   16 March Engines Ltd.
BMW M1
Manfred Winkelhock, D
Ian Grob, GB
Guy Edwards, GB
3498 L6 Sports +2000 45 4 1.29,31   Accident