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Nürburgring, BRD

Date: 10/7/1988
Track length: 4.542 m
Attendance: 5.000
Entries accepted: unknown
Starters: 33
Finishers: 20

Pole position: Hahne/Allam in 1.44,27
Fastest lap: Hahne in 1.47,74

Distance: 2 heats, 55 and 56 laps = 500 km (111 laps)
Average speed: 148,398 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1988 Cars

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The seventh round, back in established Touring Car country, attracted a healthy crowd as well as a number of local cars to boost numbers. The German organisers also took the initiative by opting to run the round over two heats in an attempt to hold interest.
The Nissan and Wolf teams returned, while the Luigi team turned out for the first time with a single Sierra for Thierry Tassin and Romain Feitler. The Japanese Toyo Tyres team brought its Eggenberger-built Sierra over with Kazou Shimizu and Hisashi Yokoshima driving.
Schnitzer’s tyre woes were finally settled when the BMW management relented and officially blessed its move back to Yokohama.

Jeff Allam started the first heat from pole and won the start but predictable Wolf engine problems soon saw him slipping back as Ludwig and Dieudonné forced their way through into the lead. Percy took over third in the Nissan and seemed set for the finish when a drive shaft broke, allowing Grouillard into the minor position.
Soper took over from Ludwig for the second heat, holding a comfortable overall lead. Brancatelli was retained for the German race after Niedzwiedz was injured in a shunt on the old Nürburgring the previous month, and took over the second placed car from Dieudonné, while Laffite subbed for Grouillard and Ravaglia did likewise for Pirro. Soper and Brancatelli led away from the start but fuel pressure problems forced Soper to ease the pace, allowing Brancatelli into the lead briefly before pitting for fuel. The Italian's stop promoted Laffite into a lead that he held to the end. Brancatelli took second ahead of Soper who had enough cushion from the first heat to ensure overall victory. Brancatelli and Dieudonné took second from Grouillard and Laffite while Ravaglia and Pirro took fourth. (AS)


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 1 Ford Texaco Eggenberger
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Steve Soper, GB
Klaus Ludwig, D
(Gianfranco Brancatelli, I)
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 111 2 1.44,75    
2 2 2 Ford Texaco Eggenberger
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Pierre Dieudonné, B
Gianfranco Brancatelli, I
(Steve Soper, GB)
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 111 3 1.45,43    
3 1 52 Arduini Bigazzi Racing Team
BMW M3 Evo
Jacques Laffite, F
Olivier Grouillard, F
(Mark Thatcher, GB)
2332 L4 Div. 2 111 7 1.48,00    
4 2 57 BMW Motorsport Schnitzer
BMW M3 Evo
Roberto Ravaglia, I
Emanuele Pirro, I
Eric Van de Poele, B
2332 L4 Div. 2 111 6 1.47,72    
5 3 51 Arduini Bigazzi Racing Team
BMW M3 Evo
Winfried Vogt, D
Mark Thatcher, GB
Jacques Laffite, F
2332 L4 Div. 2 110 8 1.48,96    
6 4 56 BMW Motorsport Schnitzer
BMW M3 Evo
Eric Van de Poele, B
Altfrid Heger, D
Roberto Ravaglia, I
2332 L4 Div. 2 108 5 1.47,59    
7 3 22 Trampio Object-T
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Kazuo Shimizu, J
Hisashi Yokoshima, J
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 107 4 1.46,73    
8 4 6 Jolly Club Bergamo
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Massimo Siena, I
Romeo Camathias, I
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 107 14 1.51,63    
9 5 100 Racing Service International
BMW M3
Bretislav Enge, CS
Zdenek Vojtech, CS
2332 L4 Div. 2 106 16 1.52,62    
10 6 60 Autohaus Wollstadt Racing Team
BMW M3
Johannes Wollstadt, D
Heinz Wirth, D
2332 L4 Div. 2 106 17 1.53,06    
11 5 17 Bornebusch Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Kaj Bornebusch, S
Ulf Larsson, S
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 106 12 1.49,73    
12 6 15 Euro Luigi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Thierry Tassin, B
Roman Feitler, L
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 104 10 1.49,39    
13 1 122 FINA Racing Team
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Pierre Fermine, B
Serge De Liedekerke, B
1587 L4 Div. 1 99 27 2.00,66    
14 2 125 Seikel Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Dagmar Suster, YU
Peter Seikel, D
1587 L4 Div. 1 98 30 2.01,80    
15 7 12 Conquista
Maserati Biturbo 331 B25
Thomas Lindström, S
Bernard Santal, CH
2491 tc V6 Div. 3 97 20 1.53,49    
16      
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Eddy Van Esch, B
Noël Van Den Eeckhout, B
1587 L4 Div. 1 97 31 2.02,27    
17   135 Renngemeinschaft Sieglar
Audi 80 GLE
Matthias Arlt, D
Schramm, D
1596 L4 Div. 1 97 33 2.03,78    
18   140  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Stig Gruen, S
Erik Høyer, DK
1587 L4 Div. 1 96 29 2.00,96    
19   23 Nissan Motorsports Europe
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Win Percy, GB
Allan Grice, AUS
2029 tc L6 Div. 3 95 11 1.49,42    
20   124 Seikel Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Girolamo Capra, I
Giovanni da Schio, I
1587 L4 Div. 1 95 32 2.02,38    
DNF   4 Wolf Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Armin Hahne, D
Jeff Allam, GB
1993 tc L4 Div. 3 60 1 1.44,27   Turbo pressure
DNF   58 BMW Motorsport Schnitzer
BMW M3 Evo
Frank Schmickler, D
Markus Oestreich, D
2332 L4 Div. 2   9 1.49,35    
DNF   45 Bemani Toyota Schweiz
Toyota Supra 3.0i MA70
Philippe Müller, CH
Hans-Peter Kaufmann, CH
2954 L6 Div. 3   13 1.50,14    
DNF   5 Jolly Club Bergamo
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Roberto Orlandi, I
Roberto Castagna, I
1993 tc L4 Div. 3   18 1.53,15    
DNF   54 Scuderia Avus Berlin
BMW M3
Ludwig Hölzl, D
Herbert Lingmann, D
2332 L4 Div. 2   19 1.53,22    
DNF   65  
BMW M3
Luigi Bello, CH
Claude Haldi, CH
2332 L4 Div. 2   21 1.53,87    
DNF   61? úAMK
BMW M3
Oldrich Vanícek, CS
Arnold Mattschul, D
(Vlastimil Tomásek, CS)
2332 L4 Div. 2 12 22 1.54,18   Engine
DNF   55 Herba-Proficraft racing
BMW M3
Peter Faubel, D
Milos Bychl, CS
Robert Walterscheid-Müller, D
2332 L4 Div. 2   23 1.54,20    
DNF   50  
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Gerd Ruch, D
Jürgen Ruch, D
4999 V8 Div. 1   24 1.55,09    
DNF   18 Oppitzhauser-Kuelker Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Karl Oppitzhauser, A
Péter Moczár, H
1993 tc L4 Div. 3   25 1.55,17    
DNF      
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Georg Alber, D
Antonín Charouz, CS
1587 L4 Div. 1 25 26 1.59,81    
DNF   121 FINA Racing Team
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Guy Katsers, B
Jean-Claude Burton, B
1587 L4 Div. 1   28 2.00,94    
DNQ   59? úAMK
BMW M3
Vlastimil Tomásek, CS
Arnold Mattschul, D
Oldrich Vanícek, CS
2332 L4 Div. 2