Ford wins Spa 24 Hours

Author

admin

Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Current page

65

Current page

66

Current page

67

Current page

68

Current page

69

Current page

70

Current page

71

Current page

72

Current page

73

Current page

74

Current page

75

Current page

76

Current page

77

Current page

78

Current page

79

Current page

80

Current page

81

Current page

82

Current page

83

Current page

84

Current page

85

Current page

86

Current page

87

Current page

88

Current page

89

Current page

90

Current page

91

Current page

92

Current page

93

Current page

94

Current page

95

Current page

96

Current page

97

Current page

98

Current page

99

Current page

100

Current page

101

Current page

102

Current page

103

Current page

104

Current page

105

Current page

106

Current page

107

Current page

108

Current page

109

Current page

110

Current page

111

Current page

112

Current page

113

Current page

114

Current page

115

Current page

116

Current page

117

Current page

118

Current page

119

Current page

120

Current page

121

Current page

122

Current page

123

Current page

124

One of Ruedi Eggenberger’s works Ford Sierra R5500s finally defeated the BMW hordes to win Europe’s most prestigious touring car race on July 23, when Win Percy, Gianfranco Brancatelli and Bernd Schneider came from behind to take the chequered flag in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

The winning car finished eight laps ahead of Schnitzer Motorsport’s M3 driven by Roberto Ravaglia, Altfrid Heger and Fabien Giroix after a misfire cost the latter the lead with three hours to go. As a consolation, a combination of this result and its Nürburgring 24 Hours victory in June won the team the European Community Challenge, a title inaugurated by FISA to at least partly fill the gap left by the cancellation of the European Touring Car Championship.

The race had earlier been led by the pair of similar BMWs entered by the Bigazzi team, until one was crashed by Olivier Grouillard and the other suffered an electrical failure. The second Eggenberger Sierra, driven by Frank Biela, Eddie Joosen and Thomas Lindstrom, finished third. A major focus of attention was the return to racing of 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg, driving a Ferrari Mondial entered by Moneytron in Group N. The car suffered numerous delays, but left the pits for the end of the race, tithe classified fortieth and final finisher out of the 68 starters.

Rosberg also took part in a one-off “Belgium v The Rest of the World” match race against Bertrand Gachot, both in identical Ferrari F40s, and won when the Onyx F1 driver spun at the chicane.