The sixth round of this European saloon car series, at Nurburgring, offered Jaguar their best result to date. The Leyland entered XJ5.3C of Derek Bell/Andrew Rouse eased around the magnificent 14.2-mile circuit to finish second overall. Above, John Fitzpatrick leads the winning green Alpine BMW CSL for Gunnar Nilsson/Dieter Quester. Fitzpatrick is in the car he would have shared with Tim Schenken, but it blew up immediately after setting a new lap record … from a standing start! Below, the class-winning new BMW 530i of Tom Walkinshaw/Richard Lloyd/Gilbert Greenall also took tenth overall, impressing many with its high standards of finish. Our scenic views show the protagonists in the 2-litre class. The class-winning Zakspeed Escort for Hans Heyer/Armin Hahne (right) was third overall, the second in class Heyco-Eggenberger BMW 320i fifth. The 320i was driven by Helmut Kelleners/Walter Brun and has the normal 2-valves per cylinder unit, while the Escort has been the first to benefit from a new FIA ruling permitting dry-sump lubrication in Group 2, making the 250 b.h.p. Cosworth Ford 16-valve engine effective and reliable.
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Supporting races at Silverstone included a saloon event won by Dron’s Leyland Triumph Dolomite (leading, top) while a fraught Formula 3 scrap between Derek Daly’s Chevron (leading, right) and Stephen South’s March ended in a major accident. Above, Stirling Moss tries his hand in a Maserati 250F during the historic race while (below) winner Willie Green’s similar car leads Roy Salvadori’s Aston Martin D8R4.