1980 Silverstone 6 Hours

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The 1980 Silverstone 6 Hours, was the fifth round of both the World Championship for Makes and FIA World Challenge for Endurance Drivers, and was held at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, on the 11th May.[1]

Report[edit]

Entry[edit]

A total of 40 cars were entered for the event, across eight classes ranging through Group 2 up to Group 6. Of these 31 cars practised.[1]

Qualifying[edit]

The Porsche 935 K3 of Porsche Kermer Racing, driven by John Fitzpatrick, partnered by Guy Edwards and Axel Plankenhorn took pole position. They were joined on the front row by the André Chavalley Racing’s ACR-Cosworth 80 of Patrick Gaillard, André Chevalley and Francois Trisconi.[2]

Race[edit]

The race was held for 6 Hours, on Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit, a distance of 1,106.6 km. Alain de Cadenet and Desiré Wilson took the winner spoils for the second round in a fortnight, for the de Cadenet team, driving their De Cadenet Lola-Cosworth LM1. The pair won in a time of 6hr 00:00.000mins., averaging a speed of 114.602ph. Whilst Wilson was driving, she lost the lead when she locked the brakes and was penalised one lap for missing the Woodcote chicane, but she produced a strong drive in spite of a misfire, to retake the lead 25 minutes remaining. In Italy, de Cadenet and Wilson had beaten Jürgen Barth and Henri Pescarolo in a Porsche 935K3. At Silverstone, Barth was second again, but this time sharing Siegfried Brunn’s amazing Porsche 908/3. Third but so nearly a late retirement, was the Porsche 935 of John Paul, Sr. and Brian Redman. Riccardo Patrese’s work Lancia Montecarlo crashed early in the race when its suspension broke up. But the sister car of Walter Röhrl and Michele Alboreto, streamed onto a class winning fourth place. The race was initially dominated by a brand new Kremer Porsche, destined for Le Mans and driven by pole-man Fitzpatrick, joined by Edwards and Plankenhorn. Unfortunately, the car retired.[3][4][5][6]

Classification[edit]

Silverstone 6 Hours[edit]

Class Winners are in Bold text.

  • Note: Class winners in bold
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyres Laps
Engine
1 S
+2.0
8 United Kingdom Alain de Cadenet United Kingdom Alain de Cadenet
South Africa Desiré Wilson
De Cadenet LM D 235
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 L V8
2 S
+2.0
5 West Germany Siegfried Brunn West Germany Jürgen Barth
West Germany Siegfried Brunn
Porsche 908/3 D 235
Porsche 3.0 L F8
3 IMSA 18 United States JLP Racing United States John Paul, Sr.
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Porsche 935 JLP-2 G 234
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L F6 Turbo
4 Gr. 5 54 Italy Lancia Corse West Germany Walter Röhrl
Italy Michele Alboreto
Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo P 232
Lancia 1.4 L I4 Turbo
5 Gr. 5 16 West Germany Vegla Racing Team West Germany Dieter Schornstein
West Germany Harald Grohs
Porsche 935/77A D 228
Porsche Type-935 2.9 L F6 Turbo
6 Gr. 5 16 West Germany Weralit Elora Team West Germany Edgar Dören
West Germany Jürgen Lässig
West Germany Gerhard Holup
Porsche 935 K3 D 225
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L F6 Turbo
7 IMSA 11 United Kingdom Rosso Ltd. United Kingdom Steve O'Rourke
United Kingdom Chris Craft
United Kingdom Vic Norman
Ferrari 512BB D 207
Ferrari 4.9 L F12
8 GT 29 United Kingdom Autofarm Ltd. United Kingdom Richard Cleare
United Kingdom Tony Dron
Porsche 934 206
Porsche Type-930 3.0 L F6 Turbo
9 IMSA 12 United States Z & W Enterprises Racing Inc. Venezuela Ernesto Soto
United States Pierre Honegger
United States Mark Hutchins
Mazda RX-7 G 206
Mazda 1.2 L 2-rotor
10 GT 31 France Christian Bussi France Jacques Guérin
France Frédéric Alliot
France Christian Bussi
Porsche 934 D 206
Porsche Type-930 3.0 L F6 Turbo
11 T 58 Switzerland Eggenberger Motorsport Switzerland Enzo Calderari
Switzerland Marco Vanoli
BMW 320i D 197
BMW M12 2.0 L I4
DNF IMSA 6 United Kingdom March Racing Belgium Patrick Nève
West Germany Michael Korten
March-BMW M1 D 208
BMW M88 3.5 L I6
DNF S
2.0
35 Italy Scuderia Torino Corse
Italy Osella Squadra Corse
Italy Lella Lombardi
Italy Vittorio Brambilla
Osella PA8 P 181
BMW M12 2.0 L I4
DNF Gr. 5 20 United Kingdom Charles Ivey Racing United Kingdom John Cooper
United Kingdom Pete Lovett
United Kingdom Dudley Wood
Porsche 953 K3 D 175
Porsche Type-935 3.0 L F6 Turbo
DNF S
2.0
42 United Kingdom Dorset Racing Associates United Kingdom Nick Faure
United Kingdom Nick Mason
United Kingdom Peter Clark
Lola T297 D 166
Ford Cosworth BDG 2.0 L I4
DNF Gr. 5 55 Italy Jolly Club Italy Carlo Facetti
Italy Martino Finotto
Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo P 165
Lancia 1.4 L I4 Turbo
DNF Gr. 5 19 West Germany Porsche Kremer Racing United Kingdom Guy Edwards
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
West Germany Axel Plankenhorn
Porsche 935 K3/80 D 128
Porsche Type-935 3.2 L F6 Turbo
DNF GT 32 United Kingdom Morris Stapleton United Kingdom Richard Down
United Kingdom Bruce Stapleton
United Kingdom Bill Wykeham
Morgan Plus 8 121
Rover 3.5 L V8
DNF Gr. 5 24 United Kingdom Malaya Garage Ltd. United Kingdom Adrian Yates-Smith
United Kingdom Mike Wilds
United Kingdom Barrie Williams
Porsche 911 SC 115
Porsche 2.8 L F6
DNF GT 30 Switzerland Formel Rennsport Club Switzerland Peter Zbinden
Switzerland Edy Kofel
Porsche 934 85
Porsche Type-930 3.0 L F6 Turbo
DNF Gr. 5 27 United Kingdom Tony Wingrove United Kingdom Tony Wingrove
United Kingdom Barry Robinson
Porsche Carrera RSR D 45
Porsche 2.8 L F6
DNF S
2.0
43 United Kingdom David Mercer United Kingdom David Mercer
United Kingdom Mike Chittenden
United Kingdom Richard Jones
Vogue SP2 45
Ford Cosworth BDG 2.0 L I4
DNF Gr. 5 53 Italy Lancia Corse Italy Riccardo Patrese
United States Eddie Cheever
Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo P 26
Lancia 1.4 L I4 Turbo
DNF S
+2.0
1 Switzerland André Chevalley Racing France Patrick Gaillard
Switzerland André Chevalley
Switzerland François Trisconi
ACR 80 D 25
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 L V8
DNF GTP 10 United Kingdom Ault & Wilborg Ltd. United Kingdom Robin Hamilton
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Aston Martin AMV8 D 20
Aston Martin 5.3 V8 Turbo
DNF GTP 9 United Kingdom Ault & Wilborg Ltd. United Kingdom David Preece
United Kingdom Simon Phillips
Gipfast Special D 4
Aston Martin 5.3 V8 Turbo
DNS S
+2.0
2 United Kingdom Ian Bracey United Kingdom Tiff Needell
United Kingdom Tony Trimmer
United Kingdom Ian Bracey
Ibec P6 -
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 L V8
DNS Gr. 5 47 Denmark Willy F Racing Team Denmark Preben Kristoffersen
Sweden Kurt Simonsen
BMW 320 -
BMW M12 2.0 L I4
DNS Gr. 5 50 United Kingdom Richard Jenvey United Kingdom Lawrie Hickman
United Kingdom Richard Janvey
Lotus Esprit S1 G -
Ford Cosworth BDG 2.0 L I4
DNS Gr. 5 51 United Kingdom Frox Clothing Company Ltd. Republic of Ireland Martin Birrane
United Kingdom Syd Fox
Lotus Esprit S1 -
Ford Cosworth BDG 2.0 L I4
DNS Gr. 5 54 United Kingdom Janspeed/ADA with the TR Register United Kingdom John Sheldon
United Kingdom Ian Harrower
Triumph TR8 Turbo D -
Triumph 3.6 L V8 Turbo
  • Fastest lap: Porsche Kremer Racing #19, 1:25.53secs. (124.13 mph)

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Silverstone 6 Hours 1980 - Grid". Racing Sports Cars. 1980-11-05. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  3. ^ Peter Swinger, “Motor Racing Circuits in England : Then & Now" (Ian Allan Publishing, ISBN 0 7110 3104 5, 2008)
  4. ^ a b http://www.racingsportscars.com/results/Silverstone-1980-05-11.html
  5. ^ a b "1980 WMC - round 5". Touringcarracing.net. 1980-11-05. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  6. ^ http://www.wilsonmotorsport.com/public_html/Images/Media/7.jpg