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Rivet Supply World Manufacturers Championship Silverstone 6 Hours

Silverstone, Northampton, Great-Britain

Date: 6/5/1979
Track length: 4.719 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 38
Starters: 25
Finishers: 15, 12 classified

Pole position: Mass in 1.20,13 = 211,992 kmh
Fastest lap: Mass in 1.23,25 = 204,047 kmh

Distance: 6 hours
Average speed: 179,831 kmh
Weather: Cold
Ruleset: Group 1-5/76
Car info: 1979 Cars

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The entry at Silverstone was thankfully a lot better than the previous races, thanks to it being a good training for Le Mans. Porsche brought a works car, which was hampered by brakes which wore far too fast. Other newcomers were the Japanese Dome but more important, Lancia’s long-awaited group 5 car, the Beta Montecarlo. Unfortunately, the car lasted for only 10 minutes since the radiator cap had been forgotten, but the times clocked to that point were promising.
Schurti and Wollek ran into turbo problems, but the second Loos car of Fitz/Heyer/Wollek won the race with ease after the demise of the works 936.


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 3 Gelo Sportswear Team
Porsche 935-77A
John Fitzpatrick, GB
Hans Heyer, D
Bob Wollek, F
3200 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 229 laps 2 1.25,63    
2 1/1 8 Alain de Cadenet
De Cadenet-Ford LM
Alain de Cadenet, GB
François Migault, F
2993 V8 Group 6 +2000 222 4 1.28,42    
3 2/2 26 Sekurit Racing Team
Porsche 935-77A
Edgar Dören, D
Dieter Schornstein, D
2857 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 217 6 1.29,26    
4 3/1 30  
Porsche Carrera
Cyril Grandet, F
Jean-Pierre Delaunay, F
2994 B6 Group 4 210 18 1.39,93    
5 4/3 2 Gelo Sportswear Team
Porsche 935-77A
Manfred Schurti, FL
Bob Wollek, F
John Fitzpatrick, GB
3200 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 210 5 1.28,55    
6 5/2 24 Formel Rennsport Club der Schweiz
Porsche 934
Peter Zbinden, CH
Edy Kofel, CH
2993 tc B6 Group 4 210 14 1.38,41    
7 6/3 29  
Porsche 911 SC
Jean-Louis Schlesser, F
Gérard Bleynie, F
Jacques Guérin, F
2994 B6 Group 4 207 10 1.37,08    
8 7/4 14  
Porsche 934
Kenneth Leim, S
Kurt Simonsen, S
2993 tc B6 Group 4 197 16 1.39,08    
9 8/4 20 Charles Ivey Racing
Porsche Carrera RSR
Barrie Williams, GB
Dudley Wood, GB
2994 B6 Group 5/Div. 2 197 13 1.38,31    
10 2/2 1 Essex Porsche
Porsche 936
Brian Redman, GB
Jochen Mass, D
2142 tc B6 Group 6 +2000 193 1 1.20,13 1.23,25 Accident
11 9/5 16 Maltin Car Concessionaires
Porsche Carrera RSR
Martin Raymond, GB
Simon Phillips, GB
2994 B6 Group 5/Div. 2 191 17 1.39,54    
12 3/3 9 Dome Car Co.
Dome-Ford Zero RL
Chris Craft, GB
Gordon Spice, GB
2993 V8 Group 6 +2000 189 3 1.27,70    
13 10/6 12 Robin Hamilton - Aston Martin Distributors
Aston Martin AMV8
Derek Bell, GB
David Preece, GB
(Robin Hamilton, GB)
5340 tc V8 Group 5/Div. 2 185 11 1.37,54    
DSQ   45 Willy F Racing
BMW 320
Preben Kristoffersen, DK
Jens Winther, DK
1990 L4 Group 5/Div. 1   9 1.34,94   Disq, outside assistant
NC   19 L' Escalier (Night Club & Restaurant)
Porsche 934/5
Mark Dorrington Niblett, GB
Tony Dron, GB
2993 tc B6 Group 5/Div. 2 158 25 1.45,1    
NC   43 Mogil Motors Ltd.
Chevron-Ford B36
Robin Smith, GB
Lawrence Jacobsen, GB
Richard Jones, GB
1996 L4 Group 6 -2000 156 8 1.30,61    
DNF   27  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Bob Neville, GB
Alec Poole, IRL
2800? B6 Group 4 132 19 1.40,09   Differential
DNF   52 Art Hough Pressings
Lotus Elan
Max Payne, GB
John Evans, GB
1845 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 96 23 1.42,22   Gearbox
DNF   18 Badger Motor Accessoiries
Porsche Carrera RSR
Pete Lovett, GB
Jon Fletcher, GB
(Tony Wingrove, GB)
2994 B6 Group 5/Div. 2 88 15 1.38,44   Clutch
DNF   22 Lubrifilm Racing Team
Porsche 934
Angelo Pallavicini, CH
Marco Vanoli, CH
2993 tc B6 Group 4 72 22 1.41,94   Fuel system
DNF   17  
Porsche Carrera RS
John Beasley, GB
John Harper, GB
2994 B6 Group 4 67 21 1.41,21   Engine
DNF   31 AS Ile de France
Porsche Carrera
Alain-Michel Bernard, F
  B6 Group 4 59 20 1.40,46   Engine
DNF   21 Tuckers Fast Food Franchise Ltd.
Porsche Carrera RSR
Adrian Yates-Smith, GB
Bob Linwood, GB
2994 B6 Group 5/Div. 2 18 24 1.43,0   Engine
DSQ   49 Morfe Racing with Polaroof
Lotus Esprit S1
David Mercer, GB
Richard Jenvey, GB
1973 L4 Group 5/Div. 1   12 1.37,70   Disq: outside assistance
DNF   51 Lancia Squadra Corse
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
Riccardo Patrese, I
Walter Röhrl, D
1425 tc L4 Group 5/Div. 1 4 7 1.30,28   Engine