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Monza 1000 km

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy

Date: 26/4/1981
Track length: 5.800 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 46
Starters: 32
Finishers: 14 (13 classified)

Pole position: Facetti in 1.46,49 = 196,075 kmh
Fastest lap: Grohs in 2.01,8 = 171,429 kmh

Distance: 1000 km
Average speed: 176,338 kmh
Weather: Rain
Ruleset: Group 1-6/76
Car info: 1981 Cars

 

The field was shocked by the dominance of the Ferrari 308 Turbo in practice, but on race day the car was a non-starter because of ignition troubles. There were two new cars, a Lola T600 sportscar as a preview for next year’s Group C - but it did not have to do anything with a group 5 championship - and the 1.8 Lancia for division 1. But the latter was troublesome and had to be driven with care.
With the rain falling down, Grohs took the lead, followed by Ghinzani (1.4 Lancia) and Patrese (1.8 Lancia), but the latter retired after only 9 laps. Ghinzani took the lead, and Grohs tried to narrow the gap but spun and ended in a sand trap - the race was over for him. Lombardi took second now, with the Porsche 935 K3 of Dören and Lässig moving quietly into third. When the leading Lancia broke its fuel pump and the Osella got ignition problems, the German Porsche took the lead and won the race.


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 Weralit Racing Team
Porsche 935 K3
Edgar Dören, D
Jürgen Lässig, D
(Gerhard Holup, D)
  B6 Group 5/Div. 2 173 laps, 6:33.48,8 13 1.55,41    
2 1/1 43 Osella Squadra Corse
Osella PA9-BMW
Lella Lombardi, I
Giorgio Francia, I
1990 L4 Sports -2000 172 8 1.53,16    
3 2/2 44 Scuderia Escalotte
Osella PA9-BMW
Carlo Franchi ("Gimax"), I
Luigi Moreschi, I
1990 L4 Sports -2000 171 6 1.51,53    
4 2/2 16 ORECA
BMW M1
Teo Fabi, I
Dieter Quester, A
3498 L6 Group 5/Div. 2 170 11 1.54,92    
5 3/1 11  
Porsche 908/4
Siegfried Brunn, D
Eddie Jordan, IRL
2142 tc   Sports +2000 170 3 1.48,56    
6 1 18 BMW Zol Auto
BMW M1
Pierre-Francois Rousselot, F
Francois Servanin, F
Laurent Ferrier, F
3498 L6 Group 4 167 17 2.01,01    
7 3/1 48  
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
Germano Nataloni, I
Gianfranco Ricci, I
1425 tc L4 Group 5/Div. 1 162 21 2.02,36    
8 2 22 Canon / GTI Engineering
Porsche 924 Carrera GTR
Richard Lloyd, GB
Tony Dron, GB
1984 tc L4 Group 4 161 30 2.09,93    
9 4/3 7  
Porsche Carrera RSR
Gabriele Gottifredi, I
Giancarlo Galimberti, I
Giulio Rebai, I
  B6 Group 5/Div. 2 157 28 2.06,99    
10 3 19  
BMW M1
Umberto Grano, I
Marco Vanoli, CH
3498 L6 Group 4 156 33 2.11,87    
11 5/4 5 Charles Ivey Racing
Porsche 935 K3
John Cooper, GB
Dudley Wood, GB
  B6 Group 5/Div. 2 153 14 1.55,69    
12 4/3 38  
Osella PA8-BMW
Pasquale Barberio, I
Marcello Gallo, I
1990 L4 Sports -2000 127 10 1.54,40    
13 1 15 Scuderia Super Car Bellancauto
Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer
Maurizio Flammini, I
Spartaco Dini ("Paco"), I
Fabrizio Violati, I
4942 V12 IMSA GTX/GTP 127 16 1.59,99    
NC   51  
Osella PA6-Ford
Mario Benusiglio, I
Mario Catanese, I
1599 L4 Sports -1600 101 22 2.02,87    
DNF   54  
Osella PA8-Ford
Silvano Frisori, I
Ruggero Parpinelli, I
1599 L4 Sports -1600 147 20 2.02,11    
DNF   31 Martini Lancia Racing
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
Piercarlo Ghinzani, I
Andrea de Cesaris, I
1425 tc L4 Group 5/Div. 1 129 2 1.48,04   Fuel pump
DNF   42  
Osella PA8-BMW
Piero Nappi, I
Pasquale Vecchioni, I
1990 L4 Sports -2000 99 29 2.08,25    
DNF   45  
Osella PA7-BMW
Luigi Colzani, I
Gabriele Ciuti, I
1990 L4 Sports -2000 83 15 1.58,69    
DNF   33 Jolly Club
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
Giorgio Pianta, I
Giorgio Schön, I
Beppe Gabbiani, I
1425 tc L4 Group 5/Div. 1 69 7 1.51,53   Gearbox
DNF   4 Vegla Racing Team
Porsche 935 J
Harald Grohs, D
Dieter Schornstein, D
  B6 Group 5/Div. 2 67 4 1.50,29 2.01,8 Spin
DNF   8 Grid Team Lola
Lola T600-Ford
Guy Edwards, GB
Emilio de Villota, E
3298 L4 Sports +2000 64 5 1.50,51   Drive shaft
DNF   27 Formel Rennsport Club der Schweiz
Porsche 924 Carrera GTR
Peter Zbinden, CH
Edy Kofel, CH
1984 tc L4 Group 4 50 25 2.06,28   Accident
DNF   55  
Osella PA6-Ford
Luigi de Angelis, I
Adriano Gozzi, I
Pasquale Anastasio, I
1599 L4 Sports -1600 46 24 2.05,90    
DNF   2 Valvoline Deutschland
Porsche 935
Peter Hähnlein, D
Wolf-Dieter Feuerlein, D
  B6 Group 5/Div. 2 42 34 2.16,32   Pit fire
DNF   9 Z&W Enterprises Racing Ltd.
Mazda RX-7
Pierre Honegger, USA
Jean-Paul Libert, B
(Marion L. Speer, USA)
2 x 573 R2 IMSA GTU 39 32 2.11,43   Accident
DNF   21 EMKA Productions
BMW M1
Derek Bell, GB
Steve O'Rourke, GB
3498 L6 Group 5/Div. 2 20 12 1.55,29   Rev limiter
DNF   6  
Porsche 935
Jürgen Barth, D
Christian Bussi, F
Jacques Guérin, F
  B6 Group 5/Div. 2 12 18 2.01,07   Engine
DNF   52  
Chevron B31-Ford
Maurizio Gellini, I
Secondo Ridolfo, I
1599 L4 Sports -1600 9 19 2.01,30    
DNF   1 Martini Lancia Racing
Lancia Beta Montecarlo 1.8
Riccardo Patrese, I
Eddie Cheever, USA
1773 tc L4 Group 5/Div. 2 8 9 1.53,73   Engine
DNF   53  
Osella PA6-Ford
"Perrier", I
Vito Veninata, I
1996 L4 Sports -2000 5 23 2.03,02    
DNF   57  
Fiat X 1/9 Dallara
Giuseppe Piazzi, I
Leandro La Vecchia, I
Sandro Cinotto, I
1578 L4 Group 5/Div. 1 4 26 2.06,45    
DNF   23 Italsponsor
Lola T286-Ford
Renzo Zorzi, I
Federico D'Amore, I
2993 V8 Sports +2000   31 2.11,08   Oil pressure
DNS   12 Jolly Club
Ferrari 308 GTB
Carlo Facetti, I
Martino Finotto, I
3500 tc V8 Group 5/Div. 2   1 1.46,49   Ignition
DNS   58  
Chevron B36-Ford
Ezio Baribbi, I
Dario Luraghi, I
"Sibi", I
1599 L4 Sports -1600   27 2.06,71    
DNQ   59  
Lucchini-BMW
Giuseppe Arlotti, I
Roberto Massoni, I
1990 L4 Sports -2000     2.26,54