Chris Amon/Hans-Joachim Stuck in this BMW 3.0 CSL lead home a BMW 1-2-3 in the Grosser Preis Der Tourenwagen, the Nürburgring 6-Hour race on July 8th. The leading BMWs, were fitted with a new spoiler arrangement recently homologated for the CSL, which gave an instant 10 sec. per lap improvement. First and second places were taken by works cars with 3.3-litre engines, while the third-placed Alpina car had a 3.5-litre engine using the newly-homologated longer-stroke crankshaft. The race was a disaster for Ford: the 3.0 Capri RS of Jackie Stewart/Emerson Fittipaldi blew a head gasket, while Dieter Glemser and Jochen Mass rolled the other two Capris. BMW took the lead in the European Touring Car Championship.
Nürburgring 6 Hours – Nürburgring – Group 2
1st: C. Amon/H-J. Stuck (3.3 BMW CSL) ….. 42 laps – 158.5 k.p.h.
2nd: A. Hezemans/D. Quester/H. Menzel (3.3 BMW CSL) …..41 laps
3rd: N. Lauda/H.P. Joisten (3.5 BMW Alpina CSL) ….. 38 laps
4th: S. Dini/C. Facetti (2.0 Alfa GTAm) ….. 38 laps
5th: K-L. Weiss/K. Ludwig (3.0 Capri RS) ….. 38 laps
6th: F. Kottulinsky/O. Andersson (1.6 Toyota Celica GT) ….. 38 laps
Fastest lap: N. Lauda (3.5 BMW-Alpine CSL), 8 min. 21.3 sec. – 164.0 k.p.h. (new record).