1984 BRDC International Trophy

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The 36th Marlboro / Daily Express B.R.D.C. International Trophy, was the opening round of the 1984 European Championship for F2 Drivers. This was held at Silverstone, on 1 April.[1]

Report[edit]

Entry[edit]

A total of 22 F2 cars were entered for the event, and all but the PMC Motorsport entry for Enrique Mansilla arrived for qualifying.[2]

Qualifying[edit]

Roberto Moreno took pole position for Ralt Racing Ltd, in their Ralt-Honda RH6, averaging a speed of 141.094 mph.[3]

Race[edit]

The race was held over 47 laps of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. Mike Thackwell took the winner spoils for works Ralt team, driving their Ralt-Honda RH6. Thackwell won in a time of 1hr 01:04.11mins., averaging a speed of 135.376 mph. Over 34 seconds behind was the second works Ralt of Roberto Moreno. The podium was completed by Michel Ferté, in his Martini Racing France/ORECA-entered Martini-BMW 001, albeit one lap adrift.[4]

Classification[edit]

Race Result[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Car - Engine Time, Laps Reason Out
1st 1 New Zealand Mike Thackwell Ralt Racing Ltd Ralt-Honda RH6 1hr 01:04.11
2nd 2 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt Racing Ltd Ralt-Honda RH6 1hr 01:38.25
3rd 17 France Michel Ferté Martini Racing France/ORECA Martini-BMW 001 46
4th 3 Belgium Thierry Tassin Onyx Race Engineering March-BMW 842 46
5th 33 France Pascal Fabre PMC Motorsport / BS Automotive March-BMW 842 46
6th 4 Italy Emanuele Pirro Onyx Race Engineering March-BMW 842 46
7th 66 Germany Christian Danner PMC Motorsport / BS Automotive March-BMW 842 46
8th 18 Belgium Didier Theys Martini Racing France/ORECA Martini-BMW 001 46
9th 10 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi Team Minardi-BMW M283 45
10th 21 Italy Stefano Livio Merzario Team Srl Merzario-BMW M84 44
11th 5 France Pierre Petit Onyx Race Engineering March-BMW 842 43
DNF 19 Switzerland Rolf Biland S.A.R.-Swiss Automobil Racing Club / Horag Racing March-BMW 832 30 Gear linkage
DNF 7 Austria Jo Gartner Emco Sports Spirit-BMW 201B 29 Mechanical
DNF 9 Italy Roberto Del Castello Minardi Team Minardi-BMW M283 29 Accident
DNF 20 Switzerland Bert Jans S.A.R.-Swiss Automobil Racing Club / Horag Racing March-BMW 832 18 Engine
DNF 44 Sweden Tomas Kaiser PMC Motorsport / BS Automotive March-BMW 842 18 Engine
DNF 6 France Philippe Streiff AGS Elf (Armagnac Bigorre) AGS-BMW JH19C 12 Engine
DNF 8 Italy Lamberto Leoni Emco Sports Minardi-BMW M283 4 Accident
DNF 22 Italy Aldo Bertuzzi Merzario Team Srl Merzario-BMW M84 1 Accident damage
DNF 11 Austria ”Pierre Chauvet” Emco Sports Spirit-BMW 201B 0 Accident
DNF 15 Italy Guido Daccò Sanremo Racing Srl March-BMW 832 0 Accident

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