Heats
1979 Zolder Bekers 
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E.G. Trophy

Zolder, Belgium

Date: 29/9/1979 to: 30/9/1979
Track length: 4.261 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position: Peltier (B)
Fastest lap: Piessens (A)

Distance: 12 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 2-5/76, Group 1B
Car info: 1979 Cars

Pictures

Promotie - Group 1B under 1600 cc
The promotion championship had been a great success, and in the last race tree drivers could still become champion: last years’ champion De Deyne, Lacroix and Piessens. De Deyne seemed to have the best chance; he qualified second behind team mate Struckmann. Piessens had to start with the Scirocco of his team mate Hoffknecht. Müller disappeared into the distance, de Deyne seemed to control the rest of the pack, while Piessens had fallen behind the group with Lacroix and Carlier. But just when Piessens had closed on them, De Deyne retired with a broken half shaft. So it was now between Lacroix and Piessens, the latter passing Lacroix in the chicane on his way to a second place finish and the championship.

Produktie - Group 1B over 1600 cc
Vanierschot had had a difficult season, but all pieces fell into place in this last race. Despite starting from row 3, he soon passed De Deyne, then Semoulin who was hindered by the expiring Peltier. Philippe Martin was the next victim and then Vanierschot could win the race, while JM Martin was the champion - before this race, by the way.

Group 2-5
Bourgoignie was so far ahead in the championship that he sold his car to “Davit” who promptly won the race without clocking anything near Bourgoignie had shown before. Payne (Lotus) impressed by beating Vanierschot fair and square.


A: Promotie
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   Müller Tuning
VW Scirocco GTI
Walter Struckmann, D
1588 L4 1600 12 laps, 23.50,7 1      
2 2   TM Automobiltechnik Essen
VW Scirocco GTI
Marc Piessens, B
1588 L4 1600          
3 3   Serge Power Racing
VW Scirocco GTI
Francy Lacroix, B
1588 L4 1600          
4 4   De Bokkenrijders
VW Golf GTI
Valentin Simons, B
1588 L4 1600          
5 5   Scuderia Tornacum
VW Golf GTI
Bernard Carlier, B
1588 L4 1600   2      
12      
VW Golf GTI
Wim van Kleef, NL
1588 L4 1600          
20      
Simca Rallye 3
Ton Hagen, NL
1294 L4 1300          
DNF     Racing Team Sigma
VW Scirocco GTI
Michel De Deyne, B
1588 L4 1600   3     Half shaft
DNS     TM Automobiltechnik Essen
VW Scirocco GTI
Heinz-Jürgen Hoffknecht, D
1588 L4 1600         Stepped down for Piessens

B: Produktie
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   Serge Power Lotto Racing Team
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Albert Vanierschot, B
2993 V6 +2500 12 laps, 22.47,.6        
2 2   Belga Team
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Philippe Martin, B
2993 V6 +2500          
3 3   Valvoline Racing
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Michel De Deyne, B
2993 V6 +2500          
4 4   Belga Team
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Jean-Michel Martin, B
2993 V6 +2500   2      
5 5   Belga Castrol Team
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Alain Semoulin, B
2993 V6 +2500          
12 3    
Ford Escort II RS 2000
Frank De Caluwe, B
1993 L4 +2500          
DNF   21 Kinley Luigi Gitanes
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Alain Peltier, B
5736 V8 +2500   1      

C: Group 2-5
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 57  
Porsche 935 K2
Philippe Bervoets ("Davit"), B
2857 tc B6 +2000 12 laps, 21.14,1        
2 1 51  
Lotus Elan
Max Payne, GB
  L4 2000 12 laps, 21.27,4        
3 1 33  
Alpine A 110 1600S
Albert Vanierschot, B
1565 L4 2000          
4 2 55 Team Dubois
De Tomaso Pantera
Guy Trigaux, B
5763 V8 +2000          
5 2 31  
Alpine A 110 1600S
Rob Redeker, NL
1565 L4 2000          
7      
Honda Civic
Dirk van de Pol, NL
1300 L4 1300          
8     Hoogwerf
Mazda 1300 GRC
Hans van der Beek, NL
1300 L4 1300          
10   2  
Datsun Cherry 120A coupé
Freddy Corporaal ("Kamikaas"), NL
1295 L4 1300          
12      
Sunbeam Imp
Viljo van Splunteren, NL
998 L4 1300          
15   46  
Fiat 124 Sport Coupé
Rob den Ottelander, NL
1796 L4 2000          
16      
Fiat 128 coupé 1300
Freek Plasmeijer, NL
1290 L4 1300          
DNF   69  
BMW 530i
Eddy Fresco, NL
2985 L6 +2000         Accident