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26. Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen

Nürburgring, BRD

Date: 7/7/1985
Track length: 4.542 m
Attendance: 10.000
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 50?
Finishers: 36

Pole position: Brancatelli in 1.50,75
Fastest lap: Soper in 1.52,98 = 144,726 kmh

Distance: 111 laps
Average speed: 135,906 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1985 Cars

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The rumours on the illegality of the Volvos continued; with their front suspension modified, it was now the water injection where the attention focused. But Rover had problems too: the wheelbase of the Rover was too long according to the scrutineers; but the mystery was solved when they started to use the homologation papers for the Rover Vitesse rather than the Jaguar XJS...
That was not the only painful mistake of the organisation: in the race, the pace car was sent (after Allam damaged his sump and lost his oil) out in front of the Schnitzer coupé of Quester rather than the lead car of Lindström, who gained a full lap because of this mishap - and the Rover of Joosen/Soper got a lap as well. Walkinshaw’s Rover had retired earlier.
Behind the leaders Brancatelli/Lindström, Joosen/Soper, Müller/Dieudonné and Ravaglia/Pirro, who finished in this order, Vogt and Becker drove the Linder BMW 323 to another class victory.


Division 1, 2 and 3
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 2 Eggenberger Motorsport
Volvo 240 Turbo
Gianfranco Brancatelli, I
Thomas Lindström, S
(Pierre Dieudonné, B)
2141 tc L4 Div. 3 111 laps, 3:42.34,61 1 1.50,75    
2 2 6 TWR - Bastos Texaco Racing Team
Rover Vitesse
Steve Soper, GB
Eddy Joosen, B
3532 V8 Div. 3 111 laps, 3:43.04,69 3 1.51,36    
3 3 11 Eggenberger Motorsport
Volvo 240 Turbo
Siegfried Müller Jr, D
Pierre Dieudonné, B
2141 tc L4 Div. 3 111 laps, 3:43.31,96 2 1.50,83    
4 4 9 Team Schnitzer
BMW 635 CSi
Emanuele Pirro, I
Roberto Ravaglia, I
3475 L6 Div. 3 110 9 1.54,20    
5 5 27 Brun Motorsport
BMW 635 CSi
Walter Brun, CH
Harald Grohs, D
3475 L6 Div. 3 110 8 1.54,20    
6 6 5 Team Schnitzer
BMW 635 CSi
Dieter Quester, A
Markus Oestreich, D
3475 L6 Div. 3 110 7 1.53,97    
7 1 54 Linder Rennsport
BMW 323i
Winfried Vogt, D
Harald Becker, D
(Franz Dufter, D)
2330 L6 Div. 2 109 14 1.55,41    
8 7 26 Belga Racing Team
BMW 635 CSi
Jean-Michel Martin, B
Gordon Spice, GB
3475 L6 Div. 3 108 15 1.55,49    
9 8 4 CiBiEmme Sport
BMW 635 CSi
Marco Micangeli, I
Emilio Rodriguez Zapico, E
3475 L6 Div. 3 108 13 1.55,34    
10 2 55 Linder Rennsport
BMW 323i
Johnny Reindl, D
Franz Dufter, D
(Winfried Vogt, D)
2330 L6 Div. 2 108 21 1.56,37    
11 9 31  
BMW 635 CSi
Kurt König, D
Manfred Trint, D
3475 L6 Div. 3 107 22 1.56,61    
12 3 41 Jolly Club
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Lella Lombardi, I
Rinaldo Drovandi, I
2491 V6 Div. 2 107 17 1.55,56    
13 10 32 Bavaria Automobiles
BMW 635 CSi
Michel De Deyne, B
Philippe Haezebrouck, B
René Metge, F
3475 L6 Div. 3 107 16 1.55,54    
14 4 42 Luigi Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Pedro Meireles, P
Christian Melville, B
2491 V6 Div. 2 107 25 1.58,48    
15 11 23 Team Auto Budde
BMW 635 CSi
Axel Felder, D
Jürgen Hamelmann, D
3475 L6 Div. 3 106 10 1.54,37    
16 5 47? Luigi Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Bernard De Dryver, B
Francois-Xavier Boucher, B
2491 V6 Div. 2 106 26 1.58,98    
17 6 66 Belgian VW Club
VW Golf GTI 1.8
Alfons Hohenester, D
Thierry Van Dalen, B
1781 L4 Div. 2 105 27 1.59,07    
18 12   Bavaria Automobiles
BMW 635 CSi
Philippe Haezebrouck, B
René Metge, F
Alex Guyaux, B
3475 L6 Div. 3 105 11 1.54,56    
19 7 44 Jolly Club
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Romeo Camathias, I
Marco Curti ("Spiffero"), I
2491 V6 Div. 2 104 24 1.58,32    
20 8 57 Autohaus Wollstadt Racing Team
BMW 323i
Johannes Wollstadt, D
Peter Hass, D
2330 L6 Div. 2 104 29 1.59,44    
21 13    
BMW 635 CSi
Carlo Pietromarchi, I
Jacques Janssens, B
3475 L6 Div. 3 104 33 2.00,78    
22 14 18 Seikel Motorsport
BMW 635 CSi
Girolamo Capra, I
Gianangelo Grandi, I
Bertagni
3475 L6 Div. 3 104 30 1.59,92    
23 9 59 Rheydter Club für Motorsport
BMW 323i
Walter Prüser, D
Schäven, D
Coenen, D
2330 L6 Div. 2 103 35 2.00,93    
24 9 45 Jolly Club
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Dagmar Suster, YU
Giorgio Cipolli, I
2491 V6 Div. 2 102 31 2.00,30    
25 1 73  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Robert Schumacher, D
Hermann Tilke, D
1587 L4 Div. 1 101 43 2.02,48    
26 2    
VW Golf GTI
Wolfgang Kudrass, D
Heinz Pütz, D
1596 L4 Div. 1 101 39 2.02,03    
27 3 78 Seikel Motorsport
Audi 80 GLE
Peter Seikel, D
Heinz Gilges, D
1596 L4 Div. 1 100 36 2.01,09    
28 4 70 MSC Rhön
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Herbert Lingmann, D
Ludwig Hölzl, D
1587 L4 Div. 1 100   no time    
29 10 65 Abt Motorsport
Audi Coupé GT5E
Bernd Rauh, D
Friedhelm Knöppel, D
Willi Bergmeister, D
2145 L5 Div. 2 98 40 2.02,09    
30 5 79 Seikel Motorsport
Audi 80 GLE
Girolamo Capra, I
Peter Seikel, D
Gianangelo Grandi, I
1596 L4 Div. 1 98   no time    
31 6 71 Team Toyota Castrol
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Erik Høyer, DK
John Nielsen, DK
1587 L4 Div. 1 98 37 2.01,72    
32 7 85 AC Bad Honnef
VW Golf GTI
Hans-Jörn Ley, D
Friedrich-Wilhelm Stallmann, D
1596 L4 Div. 1 97 44 2.02,67    
33 8 89  
VW Golf GTI
Jordi Ripolles, E
Javier de Castro, E
1596 L4 Div. 1 93 42 2.02,40    
34 12 60 MC & A Telekommunikationssysteme
BMW 323i
Volker Strycek, D
Richard Hamann, D
2330 L6 Div. 2 88 34 2.00,82    
35 15 3 Massa-Real Racing Team
Rover Vitesse
Olaf Manthey, D
Peter John, D
3532 V8 Div. 3 87 12 1.54,92   Oil sump
36 16 25? MTZ Motorsport?
BMW 635 CSi
Hervé Regout, B
Walter Nussbaumer, CH
3475 L6 Div. 3 77 20 1.56,13    
DNF   7 TWR - Bastos Texaco Racing Team
Rover Vitesse
Jeff Allam, GB
Armin Hahne, D
3532 V8 Div. 3 67 5 1.51,64   Oil sump
DNF   15 CiBiEmme Sport
BMW 635 CSi
Georges Bosshard, CH
Maurizio Micangeli, I
3475 L6 Div. 3 39 18 1.55,60   Dynamo
DNF   1 TWR - Bastos Texaco Racing Team
Rover Vitesse
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
Win Percy, GB
3532 V8 Div. 3 24 6 1.51,88   Engine
DNF   8 Magnum Racing
Volvo 240 Turbo
Ulf Granberg, S
Anders Olofsson, S
2141 tc L4 Div. 3 5 4 1.51,53   Head gasket
DNF   28  
Ford Mustang 5.0
Reinhold Gröpper, D
Lothar Blomberg, D
Hahne
5000 V8 Div. 3   19 1.55,81    
DNF   43? Luigi Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Giorgio Francia, I
Georges Cremer, B
2491 V6 Div. 2   23 1.57,65    
DNF   63 Kissling Motorsport
Opel Manta GT/E
Wolfgang Offermann, D
Heinz-Friedrich Peil, D
1979 L4 Div. 2   28 1.59,32    
DNF   29  
BMW 635 CSi
Fritz Möller, D
Dieter Miltz, D
3475 L6 Div. 3   32 2.00,48   Dynamo
DNF 8 86 SNR Racing Team
VW Golf GTI
Siegbert Niemeyer, D
Walter Möhre, D
1596 L4 Div. 1   38 2.01,89    
DNF   61 Kjellerup Autolager
Opel Manta GT/E
Holger Knudsen, DK
Christoffersen
1979 L4 Div. 2   41 2.02,24    
DSQ   72 ASP Racing Team
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Milos Bychl, CS
1587 L4 Div. 1         Black flag, illegal start