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Donington 500

Donington Park GP Circuit, Derby, Great-Britain

Date: 17/4/1988
Track length: 4.023 m
Attendance: unknown
Entries accepted: 28
Starters: 25
Finishers: 12

Pole position: Ludwig/Niedzwietz in 1.39,23
Fastest lap: Ludwig/Niedzwietz in 1.41,04

Distance: 502,5 km
Average speed: 133,38 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1988 Cars

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A better entry for this race, but now the Sierras failed; the first eight finishers were M3s, of the six Sierras two were non-starters while the others retired. The works Nissan Skyline retired too, just like the Swiss Toyota Supra. So behind the eight BMW’s finished the first Corolla.
After the Eggenberger Sierras retired (with rear axle failure) and the Wolf car failed as well, it was the Nissan who took the lead; the 400 HP Japanese bomb was piloted by Percy and Grice, but towards the end of the race they were hampered by failing brakes; after a spin, the car was retired. The Schnitzer BMW of Ravaglia and Van de Poele was now in the lead, and at the line it was followed by the two British Prodrive cars of Weaver/Sytner and Hoy/Smith. In fourth it was the Dutch M3 of van Dedem and Krab who led the remaining Bigazzi car; its sister car, just like Ravaglia’s original Schnitzer mount retired.


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 57 BMW Motorsport GmbH/Schnitzer
BMW M3
Roberto Ravaglia, I
Eric Van de Poele, B
2332 L4 Div. 2 125 4 1.42,43 1.43,41  
2 2 66 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3
Frank Sytner, GB
James Weaver, GB
Mike Smith, GB
2332 L4 Div. 2 124 13 1.45,94    
3 3 88 Prodrive/BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1
BMW M3
Mike Smith, GB
Will Hoy, GB
(James Weaver, GB)
2332 L4 Div. 2 124 10 1.44,83    
4 4 68 BMW Dealer Team
BMW M3
Arthur van Dedem, NL
Fred Krab, NL
2332 L4 Div. 2 124 11 1.45,80    
5 5 51 Team Bigazzi
BMW M3
Jean-Michel Martin, B
Mark Thatcher, GB
(Jacques Laffite, F)
2332 L4 Div. 2 123 7 1.43,55    
6 6 59 úAMK
BMW M3
Oldrich Vanícek, CS
Vlastimil Tomásek, CS
2332 L4 Div. 2 120 16 1.48,71    
7 7 60 Wollstadt Racing
BMW M3
Johannes Wollstadt, D
Willi Hatje, D
2332 L4 Div. 2 119 19 1.51,51    
8 8 63 Camac Racing
BMW M3
Antonio Albacete Jr., E
Jesús Pareja, E
2332 L4 Div. 2 116 15 1.48,71    
9 1 127 AA GRK Prag
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Georg Alber, D
Antonín Charouz, CS
1587 L4 Div. 1 112 21 1.52,82 1.54,32  
10 2 126 AA GRK Prag
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Noël Van Den Eeckhout, B
Eddy Van Esch, B
1587 L4 Div. 1 108 24 1.56,70    
11 3 122 FINA Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Pierre Fermine, B
Serge De Liedekerke, B
1587 L4 Div. 1 105 22 1.53,70    
12 4 124 Seikel Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Peter Seikel, D
Dagmar Suster, YU
1587 L4 Div. 1 99 26 1.57,07    
DNF   52 Team Bigazzi
BMW M3
Jacques Laffite, F
Winfried Vogt, D
(Mark Thatcher, GB)
2332 L4 Div. 2 114 9 1.44,83   Engine
DNF   16 Bemani Toyota Schweiz
Toyota Supra 3.0i MA70
Philippe Müller, CH
Ruedi Schmidlin, CH
2954 L6 Div. 3 113 12 1.45,81   Engine
DNF   23 Nissan Motorsports Europe
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Win Percy, GB
Allan Grice, AUS
2029 tc L6 Div. 3 95 5 1.42,97   Brakes
DNF   2 Eggenberger Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Steve Soper, GB
Pierre Dieudonné, B
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 78 2 1.39,79   Engine
DNF   121 FINA Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Guy Katsers, B
Jean-Claude Burton, B
1587 L4 Div. 1 68 23 1.55,76    
DNF   18 Oppitzhauser Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Oppitzhauser, A
Péter Moczár, H
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 60 17 1.49,77    
DNF   21 Listerine Goode Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Graham Goode, GB
Mike Newman, GB
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 47 8 1.43,89   Head gasket
DNF   1 Eggenberger Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Klaus Niedzwiedz, D
Klaus Ludwig, D
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 46 1 1.39,23 1.41,04 Rear axle
DNF   55 Herba-Proficraft racing
BMW M3
Milos Bychl, CS
Peter Faubel, D
2332 L4 Div. 2 46 20 1.51,97    
DNF   129 Camac Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
L.L. de Lacamira, E
Ricardo García Galiano, E
1587 L4 Div. 1 35 25 1.57,00    
DNF   4 Wolf Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Armin Hahne, D
Jeff Allam, GB
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 21 3 1.40,36   Gear lever
DNF   56 BMW Motorsport GmbH/Schnitzer
BMW M3
Ellen Lohr, D
Dieter Quester, A
2332 L4 Div. 2 9 6 1.43,16   Accident
DNS   53 Team Bigazzi
BMW M3
Winfried Vogt, D
Jacques Laffite, F
Jean-Michel Martin, B
2332 L4 Div. 2   14 1.47,86    
DNS   7 Dixi Sport
BMW 635 CSi
Bruno di Gioia, B
Gerard Févrot, B
3475 L6 Div. 3   18 1.50,98    
DNQ   17 Bornebusch Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Kaj Bornebusch, S
Ulf Larsson, S
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 60 27 2.00,61    
DNQ   130 Jumbo racing
Peugeot 205 GTI
Hans "Ali" Frensch, D
Rainer Möllmann, D
1580 L4 Div. 1   28 2.01,03   Accident in 2nd practice