1983 World Sportscar Championship season

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1983 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1983 World Sports Championship season was the 31st season of FIA "World Sportscar Championship" motor racing. It featured the 1983 FIA World Endurance Championship which was contested by Group C Sports Cars, Group C Junior Sports Cars and Group B GT Cars in a seven race series which ran from 10 April to 10 December 1983.[1] The Drivers Championship was won by Jacky Ickx, the Manufacturers Championship by Porsche, the Group C Junior Cup by Giannini Alba and the Grand Touring Cup by Porsche.

The 1983 FIA European Endurance Championship was held in conjunction with the World Endurance Championship, combining the five World Championship races held in Europe with three other European endurance events in a series which ran from 10 April to 23 October 1983.[1] The European Endurance Championship of Drivers was awarded to Bob Wollek.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Porsche won the 1983 World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers with the 956
Lancia placed second in the Championship with the LC2
Aston Martin Nimrod placed third in the Championship with the NRA/C2B

The following races counted towards the World Endurance Championship or the European Endurance Championship or both, as indicated.

WEC Rnd EEC Rnd Race Circuit Championship Date
1 1 Italy Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo (1000 km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza Both 10 April
2 2 United Kingdom Grand Prix International 1000 km Silverstone Circuit Both 5 May
3 3 Germany Bitburger Pilsner ADAC 1000 km Nürburgring Both 29 May
4 4 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe Both 18 June
19 June
5 5 Belgium Trophee Diners Club 1000 km Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Both 4 September
- 6 United Kingdom Grand Prix International Magazine 1000 km Brands Hatch European 18 September
6 - Japan Mount Fuji 1000 km Fuji Speedway World 2 October
- 7 Italy 1000 km Imola Autodromo Enzo Ferrari European 16 October
- 8 Italy 1000 km Mugello Mugello Circuit European 23 October
7 - South Africa Castrol 1000 km Kyalami Kyalami World 10 December

Season results[edit]

Races[edit]

Circuit Outright winning team Gr C Jnr winning team Gr B winning team Results
Outright winning drivers Gr C Jnr winning drivers Gr B winning drivers
Outright winning car Gr C Jnr winning car Gr B winning car
Monza Germany #11 Joest Racing No finishers Germany #88 Racing Team Jürgensen Results
France Bob Wollek
Belgium Thierry Boutsen
Germany Hans Christian Jürgensen
Germany Edgar Dören
Germany Porsche 956 Germany BMW M1
Silverstone Germany #2 Rothmans Porsche Italy #63 Jolly Club Denmark #89 Jens Winther Results
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Stefan Bellof
Italy Carlo Facetti
Italy Martino Finotto
Denmark Jens Winther
United Kingdom David Mercer
Germany Wolfgang Braun
Germany Porsche 956 Italy Alba AR2 Giannini Germany BMW M1
Nürburgring Germany #1 Porsche Racing Intl. Italy #63 Jolly Club Germany #106 Edgar Dören Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jochen Mass
Italy Carlo Facetti
Italy Martino Finotto
Germany Edgar Dören
Germany Helmut Gall
Germany Jürgen Hamelmann
Germany Porsche 956 Italy Alba AR2 Giannini Germany Porsche 930
La Sarthe Germany #3 Rothmans Porsche Japan #60 Mazdaspeed United Kingdom #93 Charles Ivey Racing Results
United States Al Holbert
United States Hurley Haywood
Australia Vern Schuppan
Japan Yoshimi Katayama
Japan Yojiro Terada
Japan Takashi Yorino
United Kingdom John Cooper
United Kingdom Paul Smith
United Kingdom David Ovey
Germany Porsche 956 Japan Mazda 717C Germany Porsche 930
Spa-Francorchamps Germany #1 Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom #62 Manns Racing Denmark #89 Jens Winther Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom Roy Baker
United Kingdom David Palmer
Denmark Jens Winther
United Kingdom David Mercer
Germany Frank Jelinski
Germany Porsche 956 United Kingdom Japan Harrier RX83C Mazda Germany BMW M1
Brands Hatch United Kingdom #11 John Fitzpatrick Racing Italy #63 Vesuvio Racing SRL Denmark #89 Jens Winther Results
United Kingdom Derek Warwick
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
Italy Carlo Facetti
Italy Martino Finotto
Denmark Jens Winther
United Kingdom David Mercer
Germany Frank Jelinski
Germany Porsche 956 Italy Alba AR2 Giannini Germany BMW M1
Fuji Germany #2 Rothmans Porsche Japan #81 Misaki Speed No starters Results
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Stefan Bellof
Japan Kiyoshi Misaki
Japan Masakazu Nakamura
Germany Porsche 956 United Kingdom Japan March 75SC Toyota
Imola Italy #4 Martini Racing No finishers Germany #90 Racing Team Jürgensen Results
Italy Teo Fabi
Germany Hans Heyer
Germany Edgar Dören
Germany Helmut Gall
Germany Hans Christian Jürgensen
Italy Lancia LC2 Germany BMW M1
Mugello Germany #8 Joest Racing No finishers Denmark #89 Jens Winther Results
France Bob Wollek
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Denmark Jens Winther
Denmark Lars-Viggo Jensen
United Kingdom David Mercer
Germany Porsche 956 Germany BMW M1
Kyalami Germany #2 Rothmans Porsche Italy #64 Jolly Club Denmark #72 Jens Winther Results
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Stefan Bellof
Italy Carlo Facetti
Italy Martino Finotto
Italy Massimo Faraci
Denmark Jens Winther
Denmark Lars-Viggo Jensen
Germany Porsche 956 Italy Alba AR2 Giannini Germany BMW M1

World Endurance Championship for Drivers[edit]

Position [1] Driver [1] No. Car Entrant Mon Sil Nur Le M Spa Fuj Kya Total [1]
1 Jacky Ickx 1 Porsche 956-83 Rothmans Porsche 15 - 20 15 20 15 12 97
2 Derek Bell 1, 2 Porsche 956-83 & 956 Rothmans Porsche 4 20 - 15 15 20 20 94
3 Jochen Mass 1 Porsche 956-83 Rothmans Porsche 15 - 20 - 20 15 12 82
4 Stefan Bellof 2 Porsche 956-83 Rothmans Porsche - 20 - - 15 20 20 75
5 Bob Wollek 8 Porsche 956 Joest Racing 20 15 15 6 - 8 - 64
6 Thierry Boutsen 11, 14, 3 Porsche 956 Joest Racing, Richard Lloyd Racing, Matsuda Connection 20 12 - - 2 10 - 44
7 Jan Lammers 14 Porsche 956 Richard Lloyd Racing 6 12 12 3 2 - 8 43
8 Jurgen Laessig 18 Porsche 956 Obermaier Racing 10 10 10 4 8 - - 42
Axel Plankenhorn 18 Porsche 956 Obermaier Racing 10 10 10 4 8 - - 42
10 Vern Schuppan 21, 3, 6 Porsche 956 & 956-83 Porsche Kremer Racing, Rothmans Porsche, Trust Racing Team - 8 - 20 - 12 - 40
11 Stefan Johansson 8 Porsche 956 Joest Racing - 15 15 6 - - - 36
12 Hans Heyer 12, 18 Porsche 956 Joest Racing, Obermaier Racing 12 - 10 - - 8 - 30
13 John Fitzpatrick 16, 11 Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing 8 3 6 - 12 - - 29
David Hobbs 16, 11 Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing 8 3 6 - 12 - - 29
15 Clemens Schickentanz 12, 8 Porsche 956 Joest Racing, Brun Speedbox Motorsport 12 - - 10 - 6 - 28
16 Al Holbert 2, 3 Porsche 956-83 Rothmans Porsche 4 - - 20 - - - 24
17 Jonathan Palmer 14 Porsche 956 Richard Lloyd Racing - - 12 3 - - 8 23
18 Riccardo Patrese 4 Lancia LC2-83 Martini Racing 2 - - - 4 - 15 21
19 Hurley Haywood 3 Porsche 956-83 Rothmans Porsche - - - 20 - - - 20
Harald Grohs 18, 33 Porsche 956 Obermaier Racing, Brun Motorport - 10 - - 10 - - 20
21 Volkert Merl 12 Porsche 956 Joest Racing - - - 10 - 8 - 18
22 Alessandro Nannini 4 Lancia LC2-83 Martini Racing - - - - - - 15 15
23 Dieter Schornstein 15, 12 Porsche 936C & 956 Joest Racing - - - - 3 - 10 13
John Winter' 15, 12 Porsche 936C & 956 Joest Racing - - - - 3 - 10 13
25 Rolf Stommelen 12 Porsche 956 Joest Racing 12 - - - - - - 12
Keke Rosberg 14 Porsche 956 Richard Lloyd Racing - - 12 - - - - 12
Philippe Alliot 21 Porsche 956 Porsche Kremer Racing - - - 12 - - - 12
Mario Andretti 21 Porsche 956 Porsche Kremer Racing - - - 12 - - - 12
Michael Andretti 21 Porsche 956 Porsche Kremer Racing - - - 12 - - - 12
Naohiro Fujita 6 Porsche 956 Trust Racing Team - - - - - 12 - 12
31 Edgar Doeren 88, 106 BMW M1 & Porsche 930 Racing Team Jürgrnesen GmbH, Edgar Dören 4 - 7 - - - - 11
32 Jurgen Barth 18 Porsche 956 Obermaier Racing 10 - - - - - - 10
Mauricio de Narvaez 12 Porsche 956 Joest Racing - - - 10 - - - 10
Hans-Joachim Stuck 33 Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport - - - - 10 - - 10
35 Walter Brun 33 Porsche 956 Brun Motorsport - - - - 10 - - 10
Henri Pescarolo 3 Porsche 956 Matsuda Connection - - - - - 10 - 10
Jens Winther 89, 72 BMW M1 Jens Winther - 4 - - - - 6 10
38 Richard Lloyd 14 Porsche 956 Richard Lloyd Racing 6 - - 3 - - - 9
39 Alan Jones 21 Porsche 956 Porsche Kremer Racing - 8 - - - - - 8
Oscar Larrauri 51 Lancia LC1 Sivama Racing - - 8 - - - - 8
Massimo Sigala 51 Lancia LC1 Sivama Racing - - 8 - - - - 8
Guy Edwards 16 Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing - - - 8 - - - 8
Rupert Keegan 16 Porsche 956 John Fitzpatrick Racing - - - 8 - - - 8
Herve Regout 18 Porsche 956 Obermaier Racing - - - - 8 - - 8
45 Helmut Gall 106 Porsche 930 Edgar Dören - - 7 - - - - 7
Jurgen Hamelmann 106 Porsche 930 Edgar Dören - - 7 - - - - 7
47 Tiff Needell 14 Porsche 956 Richard Lloyd Racing 6 - - - - - - 6
Tony Dron 42 Kremer Porsche C-K5 Richard Cleare Racing - 6 - - - - - 6
Richard Cleare 42 Kremer Porsche C-K5 Richard Cleare Racing - 6 - - - - - 6
Jean-Claude Haldi 113 Porsche 924 GTS Autax Motor - - 6 - - - - 6
Klaus Utz 113 Porsche 924 GTS Autax Motor - - 6 - - - - 6
Klaus Ludwig 8 Porsche 956 Joest Racing - - - 6 - - - 6
Giorgio Francia 6 Lancia LC2-83 Mirabella Racing - - - - 6 - - 6
Paulo Barilla 6 Lancia LC2-83 Mirabella Racing - - - - 6 - - 6
  Kenji Takahashi 8 Porsche 956 Brun Speedbox Motorsport - - - - - 6 - 6
  Graham Duxbury 11 Porsche 956 Fitzpatrick Racing - - - - - - 6 6
  Tony Martin 11 Porsche 956 Fitzpatrick Racing - - - - - - 6 6
  Darel van der Merwe 11 Porsche 956 Fitzpatrick Racing - - - - - - 6 6
  Lars-Viggo Jensen 72 BMW M1 Jens Winther - - - - - - 6 6
60 Franz-Josef Brohling 122 Ford Escort RS2000 Herbst Tuning - - 5 - - - - 5
  Alex Felder 122 Ford Escort RS2000 Herbst Tuning - - 5 - - - - 5
  Jochen Felder 122 Ford Escort RS2000 Herbst Tuning - - 5 - - - - 5
  Kiyoshi Misaki 81 March 75S/C Toyota Misaki Speed - - - - - 5 - 5
  Masakazu Nakamura 81 March 75S/C Toyota Misaki Speed - - - - - 5 - 5
  Tomas Wiren 74 Porsche 930 Strandell Racing - - - - - - 5 5
  Kenneth Leim 74 Porsche 930 Strandell Racing - - - - - - 5 5
67 Han-Christian Jurgensson 88 BMW M1 Racing Team Jürgrnesen GmbH 4 - - - - - - 4
  Ray Mallock 39 Nimrod NRA/C2B Aston Martin Viscount Downe Racing - 4 - - - - - 4
  Mike Salmon 39 Nimrod NRA/C2B Aston Martin Viscount Downe Racing - 4 - - - - - 4
  Georg Memminger 92 Porsche 930 Georg Memminger - - 4 - - - - 4
  Heinz Kuhn-Weiss 92 Porsche 930 Georg Memminger - - 4 - - - - 4
  Günter Steckkönig 92 Porsche 930 Georg Memminger - - 4 - - - - 4
  Desire Wilson 18 Porsche 956 Obermaier Racing - - - 4 - - - 4
  Teo Fabi 4 Lancia LC2-83 Martini Racing - - - - 4 - - 4
  Kazuyoshi Hoshino 23 March 83G Nissan Hoshino Racing - - - - - 4 - 4
  Akira Hagiwara 23 March 83G Nissan Hoshino Racing - - - - - 4 - 4
  Leopold von Bayern 15 Porsche 936C Joest Racing - - - - - - 4 4
  Siggi Brun 15 Porsche 936C Joest Racing - - - - - - 4 4
  Klaus Groger 15 Porsche 936C Joest Racing - - - - - - 4 4
  John Cooper 76 Porsche 930 Charles Ivey Racing - - - - - - 4 4
  Paul Smith 76 Porsche 930 Charles Ivey Racing - - - - - - 4 4
  Giorgio Cavalieri 76 Porsche 930 Charles Ivey Racing - - - - - - 4 4
  Martino Finotto 63 Alba AR2 Giannini Jolly Club - 4 - - - - - 4
  Carlo Facetti 63 Alba AR2 Giannini Jolly Club - 4 - - - - - 4
85 Duilio Truffo 23 Lancia LC1 Scuderia Sivama 3 - - - - - - 3
  Roberto Sigala 23 Lancia LC1 Scuderia Sivama 3 - - - - - - 3
  Jean-Michael Martin 15 Porsche 936C Joest Racing - - - - 3 - - 3
88 Michele Alboreto 4 Lancia LC2-83 Martini Racing 2 - - - - - - 2
  Tony Garcia 46 Sauber C-7 BMW Sauber Racing Switzerland - - - 2 - - - 2
  Albert Naon 46 Sauber C-7 BMW Sauber Racing Switzerland - - - 2 - - - 2
  Diego Montoya 46 Sauber C-7 BMW Sauber Racing Switzerland - - - 2 - - - 2
  K Matsumoto 17 Dome 83C Toyota Tom's - - - - - 2 - 2
  Kaoru Hoshino 17 Dome 83C Toyota Tom's - - - - - 2 - 2
  Masonori Sekiya 17 Dome 83C Toyota Tom's - - - - - 2 - 2
95 Preston Henn 47 Porsche 956 Preston Henn/Thunderbird - - - 1 - - - 1
  Claude Ballot-Lena 47 Porsche 956 Preston Henn/Thunderbird - - - 1 - - - 1
  Jean-Louis Schlesser 47 Porsche 956 Preston Henn/Thunderbird - - - 1 - - - 1
  Bruno Sotty 56 URD C-82 BMW Jürgen Kannacher - - - - 1 - - 1
  Valentin Bertapelle 56 URD C-82 BMW Jürgen Kannacher - - - - 1 - - 1
  Guy Cuynet 56 URD C-82 BMW Jürgen Kannacher - - - - 1 - - 1
  Max Welti 46 Sauber C-7 BMW Sauber Racing Switzerland - - - - - 1 - 1
  Fulvia Ballabio 46 Sauber C-7 BMW Sauber Racing Switzerland - - - - - 1 - 1

Drivers points were awarded on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first ten places in each race and 2 bonus points were awarded to drivers of Group C Junior cars and drivers of Group B GT cars which finished in a points paying position. All races counted towards each driver's total

World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers[edit]

Pos [1] Manufacturer [1] Mon Sil Nur Le M Spa Fuj Kya Total [1]
1 Germany Porsche 20 20 20 20 20 (20) (20) 100
2 Italy Lancia 3 8 6 15 32
3= United Kingdom Aston Martin Nimrod 4 4
3= Japan United Kingdom Nissan March 4 4
5 Germany Switzerland BMW Sauber 2 1 3
6 Japan Toyota Dome 2 2
7 Germany BMW URD 1 1

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1, with the following exceptions:

  • Manufacturers were only given points for their highest finishing car with no points awarded for a position occupied by any other car from that manufacturer.
  • Manufacturers did not score points if the car did not complete 90% of the winner's distance.

Only the best 5 points finishes counted towards the championship, with any other points earned not included in the total. Discarded points are shown within parenthesis.

For the purposes of championship classification, the FIA recognized a Manufacturer as the engine make and chassis make combination, with the former preceding the latter in the Manufacturer name.

Group C Junior Cup[edit]

Pos [1] Manufacturer [1] Mon Sil Nur Le M Spa Fuj Kya Total [1]
1 Italy Giannini Alba AR2 20 20 15 20 75
2= Japan Mazda 20 20
2= Japan United Kingdom Mazda Harrier 20 20
2= Japan United Kingdom Toyota March 20 20

Grand Touring Cup[edit]

Pos [1] Manufacturer [1] Mon Sil Nur Le M Spa Fuj Kya Total [1]
1 Germany Porsche 12 (12) 20 20 15 15 82
2 Germany BMW 20 20 20 20 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Quentin Spurring, Growing in Stature, Autosport Endurance Racing Review (1983)

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