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Touring Car World Trophy Bologna

Bologna Fairground, Italy

Date: 7/12/1989 to: 8/12/1989
Track length: 1.299 m
Attendance: 40.000
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers:

Pole position:
Fastest lap: Ludwig in 0.57,59

Distance: 2x 2 laps (quarter final, semi final, finals)
Average speed:
Weather: Sunny and cool (practice), foggy and cool (race)
Ruleset: DTM with weight penalties and air restrictors
Car info:  

 

The DTM’s first stadium visit was not 2011 as you may expect, but it was Bologna 1989. At a parking place near the fairground, eight cars were invited to take part and 40.000 visitors made a stadium atmosphere. The slippery track was quite suited for the touring cars, but Opel hampered with breaking drive shafts until they found that a 65% LSD would better be suited. Still the Opels, agile as they may be were outclassed as in any other DTM event; none survived the quarter finals, and with them Flammini in a 4-door Sierra as well as Ludwig (fastest in practice on qualifiers, but he spun) disappeared.
The last four were Quester, Cecotto (BMW), Thiim (Mercedes) and Biela (Ford) whose turbocharged car did well - it was specially modified for this race. He was beaten by Cecotto, but he won the race for third against Quester who had been beaten by Thiim.
The final was won by Cecotto; two sub-2 minute heats were enough to beat Thiim, and Cecotto could have had an advantage: he was the winner in 1987 and 1988 as well!


Practice (fastest of 4 laps)
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 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo
Klaus Ludwig, D
2488 L4     1 0.57,69    
2   14 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Evo
Johnny Cecotto, YV
2332 L4     2 0.58,04    
3   18 BMW M Team Linder
BMW M3 Evo
Dieter Quester, A
2332 L4     3 0.58,32    
4   7 Würth Wolf Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Frank Biela, D
1993 tc L4     4 0.58,41    
5   2 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo
Kurt Thiim, DK
2488 L4     5 0.58,47    
6      
Ford Sierra Cosworth 4 doors
Maurizio Flammini, I
1993 tc L4     6 1.02,40    
7   9 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Kadett GSi 16V
Markus Oestreich, D
1998 L4     7 1.04,18    
8   10 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Kadett GSi 16V
Peter Oberndorfer, D
1998 L4   5 8 no time   Driveshaft

Quarter final 1
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   2 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo
Kurt Thiim, DK
2488 L4   2.00,93 / 2.01,55        
2   1 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo
Klaus Ludwig, D
2488 L4   1.59,08 / 2.04,10     0.57,59 Spin in heat 2

Quarter final 2
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   18 BMW M Team Linder
BMW M3 Evo
Dieter Quester, A
2332 L4   2.01,42 / 2.01,39        
2   9 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Kadett GSi 16V
Markus Oestreich, D
1998 L4   2.02,82 / 2.02,21        

Quarter final 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   7 Würth Wolf Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Frank Biela, D
1993 tc L4   2.01,65 / 2.01,15        
2   10 Opel Team Irmscher
Opel Kadett GSi 16V
Peter Oberndorfer, D
1998 L4   2.04,93 / 2.04,44        

Quarter final 4
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   14 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Evo
Johnny Cecotto, YV
2332 L4   2.00,68 / 2.14,05        
2      
Ford Sierra Cosworth 4 doors
Maurizio Flammini, I
1993 tc L4   2.10,01 / 2.06,47        

Semi final 1
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   2 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo
Kurt Thiim, DK
2488 L4   1.59,79 / 2.00,21        
2   18 BMW M Team Linder
BMW M3 Evo
Dieter Quester, A
2332 L4   2.01,46 / 2.00,21        

Semi final 2
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   14 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Evo
Johnny Cecotto, YV
2332 L4   1.59,43 / 2.00,18        
2   7 Würth Wolf Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Frank Biela, D
1993 tc L4   2.00,44 / 2.00,06        

Final (positions 3-4)
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   7 Würth Wolf Racing Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Frank Biela, D
1993 tc L4   2.00,18 / 1.59,97        
2   18 BMW M Team Linder
BMW M3 Evo
Dieter Quester, A
2332 L4   2.01,67 / 2.00,92        

Final
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   14 BMW M Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 Evo
Johnny Cecotto, YV
2332 L4   1.59,43 / 1.59,76        
2   2 AMG Motorenbau GmbH
Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo
Kurt Thiim, DK
2488 L4   1.59,49 / 1.59,80