1985 Spa 1000Kms

1000 km de Spa-Francorchamps

Sunday, September 1, 1985
Round:
7
Laps:
122
Fastest Lap:
Mass, 2m10.73
Country:
Belgium
1985 season:
Report

Lancia victory - without joy

Lancia's victory in the Spa-Francorchamps 1,000 Kilometre race on September 1st should have been a happy occasion for the Italians, but it was marred by Stefan Bellofs fatal accident which led the organisers to halt the race at the five­ hour mark, as a token of respect. International motor racing has been free of fatalities for a couple of years, but the sportscar teams were still recovering from Manfred Winkelhock's death in Canada, and Jonathan Palmer's severe accident during untimed practice on Friday.

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