Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race 1980 - 24-Stunden-Rennen von Spa-Francorchamps 1980

The 32nd 24-hour race of Spa-Francorchamps , also 24 H / U Spa-Francorchamps, Grand Prix du Millenaire de Liege , took place from July 26th to 27th, 1980 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and was the twelfth Race of the sports car world championship this year.

The race

100,000 visitors came to the race weekend Ardennes to the 24-hour race to watch this year in place. In 1980 the event had the status of a sports car world championship race and, as in the previous year, was part of the world challenge for long-distance drivers . The fastest in qualifying was Guy Fréquelin in a BMW 530i , who drove a time of 2: 56.500 minutes on his best lap. This lap time corresponded to an average speed of 142.287 km / h. Fréquelin's prominent teammates were the two Formula 1 drivers Jacques Laffite and Didier Pironi.

Right from the start, Jacques Laffite took the lead in the BMW, which team-mate Didier Pironi held until the engine failed. Subsequently, the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 from Reine Wisell (start number 15) and Jean Xhenceval (start number 18) as well as the Ford Capri III 3.0S (start number 1) with Gordon Spice at the wheel were leading . In the fourth hour of the race, the BMW 320i of Pierre Dieudonné , Eddy Joosen and Dirk Vermeersch took the lead in the race and held it until the 20th hour. Two bearing and one tire damage cost the superior leadership. At the finish line, the trio was 2.45 minutes short of the Martin brothers' victorious BMWJean-Michel and Philippe , who were able to repeat their previous year's success.

The class for touring cars up to 2.5 liters was won by Herbert Kummle , Karl Mauer and Mario Ketterer in the Ford Escort II RS 2000 . A Belgian Toyota Corolla GT won the touring car class with a displacement of up to 1.6 liters .

Results

Final ranking

Pos. great No. Team driver vehicle Round
1 T + 2.5 3 BelgiumBelgium Belga Castrol Team BelgiumBelgium Jean-Michel Martin
BelgiumBelgium Philippe Martin
Ford Capri III 3.0S 425
2 T + 2.5 16 BelgiumBelgium Joosen Racing Carling Castrol BelgiumBelgium Pierre Dieudonne
BelgiumBelgium Eddy Joosen
BelgiumBelgium Dirk Vermeersch
BMW 530i 425
3 T + 2.5 39 FranceFrance JMS Racing Team FranceFrance Claude Ballot-Léna
FranceFrance Jean-Claude Andruet
BMW 530i 420
4 T + 2.5 34 LuxembourgLuxembourg Romain Feitler FranceFrance Lucien Guitteny
FranceFrance Gerard Bleynie
BMW 530i 418
5 T + 2.5 36 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Team Esso GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vince Woodman
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jonathan Buncombe
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Peter Clark
Ford Capri III 3.0S 417
6 T 2.5 43 GermanyGermany Ford Berkenkamp Racing GermanyGermany Herbert Kummle
GermanyGermany Karl Mauer
GermanyGermany Mario Ketterer
Ford Escort II RS 2000 415
7 T + 2.5 2 BelgiumBelgium Belga Castrol Team United KingdomUnited Kingdom Andy Rouse
BelgiumBelgium Thierry tassin
Ford Capri III 3.0S 415
8 T + 2.5 17 BelgiumBelgium Joosen Racing Carling Castrol BelgiumBelgium Daniel Herregods
BelgiumBelgium Daniel Rombaut
BelgiumBelgium Dirk Vermeersch
BMW 530i 414
9 T + 2.5 1 BelgiumBelgium Belga Castrol Team United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gordon Spice
BelgiumBelgium Alain Semoulin
Ford Capri III 3.0S 407
10 T + 2.5 23 BelgiumBelgium Dealer Opel Team Tuning GermanyGermany Johann Weisheidinger
GermanyGermany Dietmar Hackner
GermanyGermany Herbert Herler
Opel Monza 3.0E 407
11 T + 2.5 27 BelgiumBelgium Team Willeme FranceFrance Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
FranceFrance Jean-Luc Thérier
Ford Capri III 3.0S 402
12 T + 2.5 21 BelgiumBelgium Dealer Opel Team Tuning BelgiumBelgium Raymond van Hove
BelgiumBelgium Valentin Simons
BelgiumBelgium Dirk van Rompuy
Opel Monza 3.0E 397
13 T 2.5 56 BelgiumBelgium Philippe van de Velde BelgiumBelgium Philippe van de Velde
BelgiumBelgium Robert Hanon
Ford Escort II RS 2000 394
14 T 1.6 72 BelgiumBelgium I.M.C. Toyota BelgiumBelgium Claude Holvoet
BelgiumBelgium Philippe de Leener
BelgiumBelgium Freddy Fruhauf
Toyota Corolla GT 393
15 T 2.5 46 BelgiumBelgium BMW Dealer BelgiumBelgium Jean Wansart
BelgiumBelgium Claude de Wael
GermanyGermany Armin Hahne
BMW 323i 391
16 T + 2.5 10 BelgiumBelgium BBL Team with Michel De Deyne BelgiumBelgium Philippe Bervoets
BelgiumBelgium Guy Trigaux
Ford Capri III 3.0S 384
17 T + 2.5 14 BelgiumBelgium Luigi Racing Bastos BelgiumBelgium Jean Xhenceval
FranceFrance Alain Cudini
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 381
18 T 1.6 63 BelgiumBelgium Belgian V.W. Club FranceFrance Reynald Martin
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Gerard Cerruti
BelgiumBelgium Tony Gillet
VW Scirocco GTI 379
19 T 1.6 60 BelgiumBelgium Belgian V.W. Club BelgiumBelgium Philippe Household
BelgiumBelgium André Hardy
BelgiumBelgium Pierre Fermine
VW Golf GTI 377
20 T 1.6 61 BelgiumBelgium Belgian V.W. Club BelgiumBelgium Bernard Carlier
BelgiumBelgium Bernard of St. Hubert
VW Scirocco GTI 363
21 T 2.5 52 United KingdomUnited Kingdom TWR Mazda Motul Team United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Morrison
FranceFrance Bernard Beguin
BelgiumBelgium Didier Theys
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jeff Allam
Mazda RX-7 358
22 T 2.5 53 United KingdomUnited Kingdom TWR Mazda Motul Team BelgiumBelgium Bernard of Dryver
JapanJapan Yōjirō Terada
United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Palmer
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Derek Bell
Mazda RX-7 352
Disqualified
23 T 2.5 41 LuxembourgLuxembourg Ford Euro Motor Luxembourg LuxembourgLuxembourg John Lagodny
LuxembourgLuxembourg Nico Demuth
GermanyGermany Uwe Reich
Ford Escort II RS 2000 273
Failed
24 T + 2.5 7 BelgiumBelgium Serge Power Bastos Racing LuxembourgLuxembourg Romain Feitler
BelgiumBelgium Remy Marquet
BelgiumBelgium Pierre Bos
Ford Capri III 3.0S 347
25 T 2.5 50 United KingdomUnited Kingdom TWR Mazda Motul Team United KingdomUnited Kingdom Win Percy
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Pete Lovett
Mazda RX-7 347
26 T 1.6 66 BelgiumBelgium Kredietbank Racing BelgiumBelgium Marc Piessens
BelgiumBelgium Christine Beckers
GermanyGermany Heinz-Jürgen Hoffknecht
VW Scirocco GTI 318
27 T 1.6 66 BelgiumBelgium Kredietbank Racing BelgiumBelgium René Thibault
BelgiumBelgium Jean-Claude Boucher
BelgiumBelgium Michel Lemonnier
VW Scirocco GTI 292
28 T 2.5 55 NetherlandsNetherlands Edward Schinkel BelgiumBelgium Marc Demol
NetherlandsNetherlands Edward Schinkel
BelgiumBelgium Roger van Peteghem
Ford Escort II RS 2000 204
29 T + 2.5 11 BelgiumBelgium BBL Team with Michel De Deyne BelgiumBelgium Teddy Pilette
BelgiumBelgium Patrick Nève
BelgiumBelgium Jacques Goujon
Ford Capri III 3.0S 193
30 T + 2.5 28 BelgiumBelgium Team Willeme United KingdomUnited Kingdom Stuart Graham
GermanyGermany Axel Plankenhorn
Ford Capri III 3.0S 183
31 T + 2.5 30 United KingdomUnited Kingdom American Motor RT Europe United KingdomUnited Kingdom Les Blackburn
United StatesUnited States Les Delano
United StatesUnited States Bob Akin
Ford Capri III 3.0S 180
32 T + 2.5 9 BelgiumBelgium BBL Team with Michel De Deyne BelgiumBelgium Michel de Deyne
BelgiumBelgium Alain Corbisier
BelgiumBelgium Jacques Goujon
BelgiumBelgium Patrick Nève
Ford Capri III 3.0S 163
33 T + 2.5 8 BelgiumBelgium Serge Power Bastos Racing VenezuelaVenezuela Ernesto Soto
United StatesUnited States Pierre Honegger
BelgiumBelgium Jean-Paul Libert
Ford Capri III 3.0S 154
34 T 2.5 40 LuxembourgLuxembourg Ford Euro Motor Luxembourg GermanyGermany Rudolf Dötsch
LuxembourgLuxembourg Romain Wolff
GermanyGermany Helmut Gall
Ford Escort II RS 2000 133
35 T 2.5 44 GermanyGermany Ford Berkenkamp Racing GermanyGermany Holger Soltwedel
GermanyGermany Günther Braumüller
LuxembourgLuxembourg Alain Beauchef
Ford Escort II RS 2000 130
36 T + 2.5 31 NetherlandsNetherlands ADP Computer Service NetherlandsNetherlands Henny Hemmes
NetherlandsNetherlands Loek Vermeulen
NetherlandsNetherlands Huub Vermeulen
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 124
37 T + 2.5 33 BelgiumBelgium Plastic Bertrand ItalyItaly Carlo Facetti
BelgiumBelgium Pascal Witmeur
BelgiumBelgium Jean-Jacques Feider
BMW 530i 114
38 T 1.6 64 BelgiumBelgium BBL RT with Michel De Deyne BelgiumBelgium Jean-Claude Toby
BelgiumBelgium Philippe Lacroix
BelgiumBelgium Michel Chapel
VW Scirocco GTI 93
39 T + 2.5 4 BelgiumBelgium Belga Castrol Team BelgiumBelgium Marc Duez
BelgiumBelgium Freddy semoulin
BelgiumBelgium Jean-Louis Dumont
Ford Capri III 3.0S 91
40 T + 2.5 15 BelgiumBelgium Luigi Racing Bastos SwedenSweden Pure Wisell
BelgiumBelgium André Lierneux
BelgiumBelgium Georges Cremer
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 86
41 T 1.6 68 GermanyGermany Abex Pagid Racing Team GermanyGermany Peter Seikel
GermanyGermany Hans-Joachim Nowak
GermanyGermany Willi Bergmeister
Audi 80 GTE 69
42 T + 2.5 26 FranceFrance G. Benoit stable FranceFrance Jacques Laffite
FranceFrance Didier Pironi
FranceFrance Guy Fréquelin
BMW 530i 64
43 T 2.5 45 GermanyGermany Ford Berkenkamp Racing GermanyGermany Hartmut Bauer
GermanyGermany Winfried Vogt
Ford Escort II RS 2000 57
44 T + 2.5 5 BelgiumBelgium Serge Power Bastos Racing BelgiumBelgium Guy Pirenne
BelgiumBelgium Albert Vanierschot
Ford Capri III 3.0S 48
45 T 2.5 51 United KingdomUnited Kingdom TWR Mazda Motul Team United KingdomUnited Kingdom Derek Bell
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jeff Allam
Mazda RX-7 47
46 T + 2.5 12 BelgiumBelgium BBL Team with Michel De Deyne BelgiumBelgium Frank de Caluwe
BelgiumBelgium Luc De Cock
FranceFrance "Frikel"
Ford Capri III 3.0S 41
47 T + 2.5 25 FranceFrance G. Benoit stable FranceFrance Guy Fréquelin
FranceFrance Jacques Daumet
FranceFrance Daniel Benoit
BMW 530i 39
48 T 1.6 65 GermanyGermany Kredietbank Racing GermanyGermany Jochen Mass
BelgiumBelgium Marc Piessens
GermanyGermany Heinz-Jürgen Hoffknecht
Audi 80 GTE 39
49 T + 2.5 6 BelgiumBelgium Serge Power Bastos Racing BelgiumBelgium Claude Bourgoignie
BelgiumBelgium Hervé Regout
Ford Capri III 3.0S 21
50 T 2.5 42 LuxembourgLuxembourg Ford Euro Motor Luxembourg BelgiumBelgium Rudy Horst
BelgiumBelgium Herbert Pfaffen
BelgiumBelgium Guy Nève
Ford Escort II RS 2000 21
Not started
51 T + 2.5 19 SpainSpain Canada Fish Racing Team SpainSpain Manuel Sanjurjo
SpainSpain Jaime Sanz from Madrid
SpainSpain Juan Carlos Oñoro
Ford Capri III 3.0S 1
Not qualified
52 T + 2.5 18 BelgiumBelgium Joosen Racing Carling Castrol BelgiumBelgium Michel Delcourt
BelgiumBelgium Dany Swyssen
BelgiumBelgium Jean-Marie Baert
BMW 530i 2
53 T + 2.5 33 BelgiumBelgium Dealer Opel Team Tuning GermanyGermany Charles van Stalle
BelgiumBelgium Francis Polak
BelgiumBelgium René Tricot
Opel Monza 3.0E 3
54 T + 2.5 24 BelgiumBelgium Dealer Opel Team Tuning GermanyGermany Herbert Herler
GermanyGermany Hugo Nückel
GermanyGermany They have Schumacher
Opel Monza 3.0E 4
55 T + 2.5 35 BelgiumBelgium Michel Paulus Racing BelgiumBelgium Michel Paulus
ItalyItaly Umberto Grano
FranceFrance Pierre de Thoisy
BMW 530i 5
56 T 2.5 47 BelgiumBelgium BMW Dealer BelgiumBelgium Erwin van den Broeck
BelgiumBelgium Jacques Berger
BelgiumBelgium André Gavage
BMW 323i 6
57 T 2.5 48 BelgiumBelgium BMW Dealer BelgiumBelgium Hermès Delbar
BelgiumBelgium Jean Bourdeaud today
BelgiumBelgium Jean-Charles Goris
BMW 323i 7
58 T + 2.5 54 BelgiumBelgium Manu de Caluwé BelgiumBelgium Manu de Caluwé
BelgiumBelgium Theo Koks
BelgiumBelgium Manu Goossens
Opel Monza 3.0E 8
59 T 2.5 58 LuxembourgLuxembourg Screen Center Pit Weirig LuxembourgLuxembourg Aloyse Kridel
LuxembourgLuxembourg Pit Weirig
BelgiumBelgium Etienne Barras
Ford Escort II RS 2000 9
60 T 1.6 62 BelgiumBelgium Belgian V.W. Club BelgiumBelgium Pierre Jamin
BelgiumBelgium Tony Gillet
BelgiumBelgium Pierre Vaillant
VW Scirocco GTI 10
61 T 1.6 69 BelgiumBelgium East Belgian Racing Team GermanyGermany Jürgen Barth
BelgiumBelgium Axel Huweler
BelgiumBelgium Leon Clohse
Audi 80 GTE 11
62 T 1.6 71 BelgiumBelgium I.M.C. Toyota BelgiumBelgium Emmanuel Remion
BelgiumBelgium José Close
United StatesUnited States Chip Ganassi
Toyota Corolla GT 12
63 T 1.6 73 BelgiumBelgium I.M.C. Toyota BelgiumBelgium Jacques Janssens
BelgiumBelgium Marc Donner
BelgiumBelgium Guy Katsers
Toyota Corolla GT 13

1 Accident in training 2 not qualified 3 not qualified 4 not qualified 5 not qualified 6 not qualified 7 not qualified 8 not qualified 9 not qualified 10 not qualified 11 not qualified 12 not qualified 13 not qualified

Only in the entry list

No further reports are known for this race.

Class winner

great driver driver driver vehicle Placement in the overall ranking
T + 2.5 BelgiumBelgium Jean-Michel Martin BelgiumBelgium Philippe Martin Ford Capri III 3.0S Overall victory
T 2.5 GermanyGermany Herbert Kummle GermanyGermany Karl Mauer GermanyGermany Mario Ketterer Ford Escort II RS 2000 Rang 6
T 1.6 BelgiumBelgium Claude Holvoet BelgiumBelgium Philippe de Leener BelgiumBelgium Freddy Fruhauf Toyota Corolla GT Rang 14

Racing data

  • Registered: 63
  • Started: 50
  • Valued: 22
  • Race classes: 3
  • Spectators: 100,000
  • Weather on race day: light rain in between
  • Route length: 6.976 km
  • Driving time of the winning team: 24: 00: 00,000 hours
  • Total laps of the winning team: 425
  • Total distance of the winning team: 2957.824 km
  • Winner's average: 123.243 km / h
  • Pole Position: Guy Fréquelin – BMW 530i (#25) – 2:56,500 = 142,287 km/h
  • Fastest race round: Jean Xhenceval - Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (# 14) - 2: 59,600 = 139,831 km / h
  • Racing series: Round 12 of the 1980 sports car world championship

literature

  • Peter Higham: The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. A complete Reference from Formula 1 to Touring Car. Guinness Publishing Ltd., London 1995, ISBN 0-85112-642-1.

Weblinks

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