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500 km di Monza

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy

Date: 27/3/1988
Track length: 5.800 m
Attendance: unknown
Entries accepted: 45
Starters: 22
Finishers: 19, 18 classified

Pole position: Soper in 1.56,27
Fastest lap: Soper/Dieudonné in 1.56,82

Distance: 500 km
Average speed: 171,93 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1988 Cars

 

Year 1 after the WTCC; and the last year for the ETCC, though it wasn’t known back then. It started like last year ended; Sierra domination, a 1-2 in the race, followed by the works M3s from Bigazzi, with in fifth the immaculate Swiss Bemani Supra which was concerning speed exactly in between the works and private M3s. That the car qualified seventh says something about the quality of the field; apart from the two Eggenberger Sierras there was no other Ford, since the Jolly Club car did not start, and BMW sent four cars, divided over Bigazzi and Schnitzer.
What to tell about the race? Ludwig didn’t start, since he was snowbound in the Alps; Hahne was his replacement. The Fords finished a lap over the next BMW, and between the Bavarian teams Bigazzi held the upper hand, since the Pirro Schnitzer car broke a fuel line and the second car did not want to start after a pit stop, which lost them four laps.


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
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Steve Soper, GB
Pierre Dieudonné, B
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 87 1 1.56,27    
2 2 1 Eggenberger Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Klaus Niedzwiedz, D
Armin Hahne, D
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 87 2 1.56,59    
3 1 52 Bigazzi
BMW M3
Jacques Laffite, F
Olivier Grouillard, F
(Mark Thatcher, GB)
2332 L4 Div. 2 86 4 1.58,50    
4 2 51 Bigazzi
BMW M3
Winfried Vogt, D
Mark Thatcher, GB
(Jacques Laffite, F)
2332 L4 Div. 2 86 6 1.58,88    
5 3 16 Bemani Toyota Schweiz
Toyota Supra 3.0i MA70
Philippe Müller, CH
Ruedi Schmidlin, CH
(Nicolas Buehler, CH)
2954 L6 Div. 3 85 7 2.01,59    
6 3 57 Schnitzer
BMW M3
Roberto Ravaglia, I
Eric Van de Poele, B
(Fabien Giroix, F)
2332 L4 Div. 2 82 3 1.58,33    
7 4 64 Külker Racing
BMW M3
József Cserkúti, H
Toni Fischhaber, D
(Marco Curti ("Spiffero"), I)
2332 L4 Div. 2 82 9 2.03,33    
8 5 60 Wollstadt Racing
BMW M3
Willi Hatje, D
Johannes Wollstadt, D
2332 L4 Div. 2 81 11 2.04,84    
9 6 59 úAMK
BMW M3
Oldrich Vanícek, CS
Vlastimil Tomásek, CS
2332 L4 Div. 2 79 13 2.07,31    
10 7    
BMW M3
Luigi Bello, CH
Claude Haldi, CH
2332 L4 Div. 2 79 10 2.03,78    
11 1 127  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Georg Alber, D
Antonín Charouz, CS
1587 L4 Div. 1 77 17 2.13,10    
12 8   Camac Racing
BMW M3
António Rodriguez, P
Pedro Queiroz Pereira ("Pêquêpê"), P
Antonio Albacete Jr., E
2332 L4 Div. 2 77 12 2.03,78    
13 2   Seikel Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Giovanni da Schio, I
Gianangelo Grandi, I
(Peter Seikel, D)
1587 L4 Div. 1 77 18 2.14,23    
14 3   Camac Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Antonio Albacete Jr., E
Pedro Carvalho, P
(Alberto Ruiz-Thiery, E)
1587 L4 Div. 1 75 20 2.17,66    
15 4   Seikel Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Dagmar Suster, YU
Peter Seikel, D
(Giuseppe Quargentan, I)
1587 L4 Div. 1 75 23 2.17,80    
16 9 54 Lingmann
BMW M3
Herbert Lingmann, D
Ludwig Hölzl, D
2332 L4 Div. 2 73 8 2.03,10   Driveshaft/ accident?
17 5 122 FINA Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Pierre Fermine, B
Serge De Liedekerke, B
1587 L4 Div. 1 71 16 2.12,57    
18 6   FINA Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Jean-Claude Burton, B
Guy Katsers, B
1587 L4 Div. 1 70 21      
NC   132  
Audi 80 GLE
Martin Crtalic, YU
Tihomir Filipovic, YU
1596 L4 Div. 1   22      
DNF?      
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Eddy Van Esch, B
Noël Van Den Eeckhout, B
1587 L4 Div. 1   19 2.17,04    
DNF   55 Herba-Proficraft racing
BMW M3
Milos Bychl, CS
Peter Faubel, D
2332 L4 Div. 2   14 2.08,37   Fuel feed
DNF   56 Schnitzer
BMW M3
Emanuele Pirro, I
Fabien Giroix, F
(Roberto Ravaglia, I)
2332 L4 Div. 2   5 1.58,77   Pirro sick of fuel damp
DNS      
BMW 635 CSi
Bruno di Gioia, B
Gerard Févrot, B
3475 L6 Div. 3   15 2.08,45   Tyres
DNS      
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Lella Lombardi, I
Sergio Rebai, I
1993 tc L4 Div. 3         2 broken engines