1965 World Sportscar Championship season

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1965 World Sportscar Championship season
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A Shelby Cobra Daytona competing in the 1965 International Championship for GT Manufacturers

The 1965 World Sportscar Championship season was the 13th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship racing. It featured the 1965 International Championship of GT Manufacturers and the 1965 International Trophy for GT Prototypes.[1] The season ran from 28 February 1965 to 19 September 1965 and comprised 20 races.

The Championship was contested by Grand Touring Cars in three engine capacity classes. The big GT class was won by Shelby ahead of Ferrari, while Porsche prevailed in the 2 litre class and Abarth-Simca took the small class. The International Trophy, for prototype GT cars, was won by Ferrari, ahead of Porsche and Ford.

Schedule[edit]

Although composed of 20 races, each class did not compete in all events. Some events were for one class, while others were combined events.

Rnd Race Circuit or Location Competitors Date
1 United States Continental 2000 km of Daytona Daytona International Speedway Both 28 February
2 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway Both 27 March
3 Italy Gran Premio Shell Coppa Bologna Autodromo Dino Ferrari GT 11 April
4 Italy Coppa Inter-Europa Autodromo Nazionale Monza GT 25 April
5 Italy 1000km Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza Both 25 April
6 United Kingdom RAC Senior Service Tourist Trophy Oulton Park Both 1 May
7 Italy Targa Florio Palermo Both 9 May
8 Belgium 500km of Spa-Francorchamps Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Both 16 May
9 Germany Intl. ADAC 1000 Kilometres Rennen Nürburgring Nürburgring Both 23 May
10 Italy Mugello 500 km Mugello Circuit GT 6 June
11 Germany Internationales Alpen-Bergpreiss Rossfeld GT 13 June
12 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe Both 19 June
20 June
13 France 12 Hours of Reims Reims-Gueux Both 4 July
14 Italy Corsa della Mendola Bolzano GT 4 July
15 Germany Bergpreis Freiburg-Schauinsland Schauinsland GT 8 August
16 Italy Coppa Citta di Enna Autodromo di Pergusa GT 15 August
17 Switzerland Grosser Bergpreis der Schweiz Villars GT 29 August
18 Germany 500 km Nürburgring Nürburgring GT 5 September
19 United States Double 500 km Bridgehampton GT2.0 19 September
20 United States Double 500 km Bridgehampton Both 19 September

Results[edit]

Race Results[edit]

Date Round Circuit/Location Winning driver(s) Winning team Winning car
28/02 Rd. 1 United States Daytona United Kingdom Ken Miles
United States Lloyd Ruby
Shelby American Ford GT40
27/03 Rd. 2 United States Sebring United States Jim Hall
United States Hap Sharp
Chaparral Cars Chaparral-Chevrolet 2A
11/04 Rd. 3 Italy Imola Italy Herbert Demetz Abarth Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero
25/04 Rd. 4 Italy Monza Germany Klaus Steinmetz Abarth Abarth-Simca 1300 Bialbero
25/04 Rd. 5 Italy Monza United Kingdom Mike Parkes
France Jean Guichet
SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 275 P2
01/05 Rd. 6 England Oulton Park New Zealand Denny Hulme Sidney Taylor Racing Brabham-Climax BT8
09/05 Rd. 7 Italy Targa Florio Italy Nino Vaccarella
Italy Lorenzo Bandini
SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 275 P2
16/05 Rd. 8 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps Belgium Willy Mairesse Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 250 LM
23/05 Rd. 9 Germany Nürburgring United Kingdom John Surtees
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
SEFAC-Ferrari Ferrari 330 P2
06/06 Rd. 10 Italy Mugello Italy Mario Casoni
Italy Antonio Nicodemi
Montegrappa Ferrari 250 LM
13/06 Rd. 11 Germany Rossfeld Germany Gerhard Mitter Porsche System Porsche 908/4 Bergspyder
19-20/06 Rd. 12 France Le Mans Austria Jochen Rindt
United States Masten Gregory
United States Ed Hugus
North American Racing Team Ferrari 250 LM
04/07 Rd. 13 France Reims Mexico Pedro Rodríguez
France Jean Guichet
North American Racing Team Ferrari 365 P2
04/07 Rd. 14 Italy Bolzano Italy Herbert Demetz Abarth Abarth-Simca 2000 GT
08/08 Rd. 15 Germany Schauinsland Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Ferrari Ferrari Dino 206P
15/08 Rd. 16 Italy Enna-Pergusa Italy Mario Casoni Ferrari 250 LM
29/08 Rd. 17 Switzerland Ollon-Villars Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Scuderia Sant Ambroeus Ferrari Dino 206P
05/09 Rd. 18 Germany Nürburgring Belgium Lucien Bianchi
Belgium Mauro Bianchi
Automobiles Alpine Alpine-Renault M65
19/09 Rd. 19 United States Bridgehampton United States Herb Wetanson Wetson’s Drive-Ins Porsche 904 GTS
19/09 Rd. 20 United States Bridgehampton United States Hap Sharp Chaparral Cars Chaparral-Chevrolet 2A
Source: [2]

International Championship for GT Manufacturers[edit]

Position Manufacturer Points [3]
Division 1 : 1300cc
1 Abarth-Simca 67.5
2 MG 41.5
3 Fiat-Abarth 26.7
4 Alfa Romeo 14.2
5 Alpine 9.7
6 Triumph 9.6
7 Lancia 4.0
Austin 4.0
9 Lotus 1.0
Marcos 1.0
Division 2 : 2000cc
1 Porsche 96.3
2 Alfa Romeo 45.2
3 MG 19.8
4 Triumph 8.0
5 Abarth-Simca 7.0
6 Lotus 5.8
7 Volvo 3.9
Division 3 : Over 2000cc
1 Shelby 90.0
2 Ferrari 71.3
3 Austin-Healey 8.1
4 Jaguar 7.2
5 Chevrolet 2.6
6 Sunbeam 1.6

International Trophy for GT Prototypes[edit]

Position Manufacturer Points [3]
1 Ferrari 58.5
2 Porsche 30.4
3 Ford 19.6
4 Iso 3.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denis Jenkinson, The Automobile Year Book of Sports Car Racing, 1982, page 222
  2. ^ "World Sportscar Championship (page 2) - Championships". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b János L Wimpffen, Time And Two Seats, 1999, Page 611

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