Mugello 6-hour race in 1978 - 6-Stunden-Rennen von Mugello 1978

Mugello International Circuit

The Mugello 6-hour race in 1978 , also known as the 6-hour Mugello race , took place on March 19 at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello . The race was the third round of the sports car world championship this year.

The race

After three races in North America, the 6-hour race at Mugello in 1978 was the first race in Europe. Two of these three races counted towards the long-distance rider rating, which was provisionally introduced in 1978 and thus brought some North American races a world championship status. The event in Mugello was the second of the Manufacturers' World Championship in 1978. The season began at the beginning of February with the 24-hour race in Daytona and the victory of Rolf Stommelen , Toine Hezemans and Peter Gregg in the Brumos Porsche 935/77 . It was followed by another Porsche -Gesamtsieg that the 12-hour race at Sebring by Brian Redman, Charles Mendez and Bob Garretson . In April, Peter Gregg and Brad Frisselle won the Talladega high-speed track .

The fastest in qualifying was John Fitzpatrick , who achieved a time of 1: 55.420 minutes in the Gelo Racing Porsche 935 / 77A. While the training took place in dry driving conditions, it rained on race day. The number 11 Porsche, which started from pole position , led the wet track for a long time. When the car fell behind after a repair stop, Fitzpatrick switched to Hezemans and Hans Heyer to the number 12 car, which was one lap ahead of the race on the Konrad Porsche won.

Results

Final ranking

Pos. great No. Team driver vehicle Round
1 Gr. 5 12 GermanyGermany Gelo Racing Team NetherlandsNetherlands Toine Hezemans
GermanyGermany Hans Heyer
United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
Porsche 935 / 77A 176
2 Gr. 5 15 GermanyGermany Konrad Racing GermanyGermany Franz Konrad
GermanyGermany Reinhold Joest
GermanyGermany Volkert Merl
Porsche 935 / 77A 175
3 Gr. 5 31 GermanyGermany Faltz Preparation OsterreichAustria Dieter Quester
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Derek Bell
BMW 320i 174
4 Gr. 5 22 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Meccarillos Racing SwitzerlandSwitzerland Claude Haldi
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Herbert Mueller
Porsche 935 174
5 Gr. 5 3 ItalyItaly Jolly Club ItalyItaly Martino Finotto
ItalyItaly Carlo Facetti
Porsche 935 174
6 Gr. 5 23 SwedenSweden BMW Sweden SwedenSweden Bo Emanuelsson
SwedenSweden Anders Olofsson
BMW 320i 174
7 Gr. 5 8 GermanyGermany Porsche Kremer Racing GermanyGermany Dieter Chimney
GermanyGermany Louis Krages
FranceFrance Bob Cloud
Porsche 935 / 77A 169
8 Gr. 5 21 ItalyItaly Maurizio Micangeli ItalyItaly Maurizio Micangeli
ItalyItaly Carlo Pietromarchi
By Tomaso Pantera 161
9 Gr. 5 11 GermanyGermany Gelo Racing Team United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
GermanyGermany Klaus Ludwig
NetherlandsNetherlands Toine Hezemans
Porsche 935 / 77A 157
10 Gr. 5 32 BelgiumBelgium BMW Belgium BelgiumBelgium Patrick Nève
GermanyGermany Harald Grohs
BME 320i 154
11 GT 4 ItalyItaly Jolly Club ItalyItaly Fulvio Bacchelli
ItalyItaly Claudio Magnani
Lancia Stratos 154
12 GT 27 GermanyGermany Max Moritz GermanyGermany Edgar Dören
GermanyGermany Gerhard Holup
Porsche 934 154
13 GT 25 ItalyItaly Antonio Ferrari ItalyItaly Antonio Ferrari
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Romeo Camathias
ItalyItaly Francesco Pacetta
Porsche 934 153
14 GT 42 GermanyGermany Hans Forster GermanyGermany Franz Gschwender
GermanyGermany Hans Forster
Porsche 934 152
15 Gr. 5 16 FranceFrance ASA Cachia FranceFrance Claude Ballot-Léna
FranceFrance Jean-Louis Lafosse
Porsche 935 141
16 Gr. 5 19 GermanyGermany Klaus Drees GermanyGermany Klaus Drees
GermanyGermany Wolfgang Kauwertz
Porsche 935 133
17 Gr. 5 7 GermanyGermany Sports car ItalyItaly Mario Casoni
ItalyItaly Corrado Manfredini
Porsche 935 133
Failed
18 Gr. 5 9 GermanyGermany Porsche Kremer Racing FranceFrance Bob Cloud
FranceFrance Henri pescarolo
Porsche 935 / 77A 32
19 Gr. 5 2 SwitzerlandSwitzerland BMW Switzerland SwitzerlandSwitzerland Marc Surer
SwedenSweden Freddy Kottulinsky
BMW 320i
20 GT 5 ItalyItaly Jolly Club ItalyItaly Michele di Gioia
ItalyItaly Girolamo Capra
Porsche 934
21 GT 14 DenmarkDenmark Wrangler Racing DenmarkDenmark Preben Kristoffersen
GermanyGermany Eberhard Sindel
Porsche Carrera RSR
22 GT 18 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Angelo Pallavicini SwitzerlandSwitzerland Angelo Pallavicini
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Peter Bernhard
Porsche 934
23 Gr. 5 19 ItalyItaly Carlo Rebai ItalyItaly Carlo Rebai
ItalyItaly Anna Cambiaghi
Porsche 935
24 Gr. 5 26 ItalyItaly Vittorio Coggiola ItalyItaly Piero Monticone
ItalyItaly Vittorio Coggiola
Porsche 935
25 Gr. 5 36 ItalyItaly BMW Italy - Osella United StatesUnited States Eddie Cheever
ItalyItaly Giorgio France
BMW 320i
26 Gr. 5 37 ItalyItaly Alessandro Fracastoro ItalyItaly Luigi Laschi
ItalyItaly Vittorio Ciardi
ItalyItaly Alessandro Fracastoro
Alfa Romeo GTA
27 Gr. 5 41 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Don Carter
ItalyItaly Dante Gargan
BMW 320i
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28 Gr. 5 1 GermanyGermany BMW Motorsport GermanyGermany Manfred Winkelhock
ItalyItaly Bruno Giacomelli
BMW 320i Turbo 1

1 engine failure during training

Only in the entry list

Here you will find teams, drivers and vehicles that were originally registered for the race but did not take part for various reasons.

Pos. great No. Team driver Chassis
29 GT 6 ItalyItaly Giuseppe Bianco ItalyItaly Giuseppe Bianco
ItalyItaly Peppino Zonca
ItalyItaly Franco Bianco
Porsche 934
30 Gr. 5 25 FranceFrance Anne-Charlotte Verney FranceFrance Hubert Striebig
FranceFrance Anne-Charlotte Verney
Porsche 935
31 GT 28 ItalyItaly Lombardi Leim SwedenSweden Kenneth glue
ItalyItaly Lella Lombardi
Porsche 934
32 Gr. 5 33 ItalyItaly Vesuvio stable ItalyItaly Luigi Rampa
ItalyItaly Claudius Francis
Alfa Romeo GTA
33 Gr. 5 34 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Heidegger SwitzerlandSwitzerland Walter Brun
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Edy Brandenberger
BMW 320i
34 Gr. 5 35 SwedenSweden Vastkuststugan SwedenSweden Kurt Simonsen
SwedenSweden Jan Lundgardh
Porsche 935
35 Gr. 5 38 ItalyItaly Jolly Club Ford Escort
36 Gr. 5 39 ItalyItaly Vesuvio stable ItalyItaly Cosimo Turizio
ItalyItaly Ciro Nappi
Ford Escort

Class winner

great driver driver driver vehicle Placement in the overall ranking
Gr. 5 NetherlandsNetherlands Toine Hezemans GermanyGermany Hans Heyer United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Porsche 935 / 77A Overall victory
GT ItalyItaly Fulvio Ballabio ItalyItaly Claudio Magnani Lancia Stratos Rang 11

Racing data

  • Registered: 36
  • Started: 27
  • Valued: 17
  • Race classes: 2
  • Spectators: 5000
  • Race day weather: cold and rainy
  • Route length: 5.245 km
  • Driving time of the winning team: 6:01: 49,400 hours
  • Total laps of the winning team: 176
  • Total distance of the winning team: 923.120 km
  • Winner's average: 153.078 km / h
  • Pole Position: John Fitzpatrick – Porsche 935/77A (#11) – 1:55,420 = 163,594 km/h
  • Fastest race lap: Toine Hezemans - Porsche 935 / 77A (# 12) - 1: 56.900 = 161.522 km / h
  • Racing series: 3rd round of the 1978 World Sports Car 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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race, the Sebring 12-hour race, 1978
Sports car world championship Successor to the
6-hour race of Talladega 1978