1985 World Sportscar Championship season

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1985 World Sportscar Championship season
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Richard Lloyd Racing Porsche 956 contesting the Le Mans round of the 1985 World Endurance Championship

The 1985 World Sportscar Championship season was the 33rd season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured the 1985 World Endurance Championship which was contested over a series of races for Group C1 and Group C2 Prototypes, Group B GT Cars and IMSA GTP cars. The series ran from 14 April 1985 to 1 December 1985 and was composed of 10 races.

This year marked the introduction of Teams titles for outright, Group C2 and GT Cars, replacing the traditional Manufacturers awards. Outright and Group C2 Drivers titles were also awarded.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Italy 1000 km Mugello Mugello Circuit 14 April
2 Italy Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo (1000km) Autodromo Nazionale Monza 28 April
3 United Kingdom Silverstone 1000 Kilometres Silverstone Circuit 12 May
4 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 15 June
16 June
5 Germany Duschfrish ADAC 1000 Kilometres Hockenheimring 14 July
6 Canada Budweiser GT 1000 Kilometres Mosport 11 August
7 Belgium 1000km of Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1 September
8 United Kingdom 1000 km of Brands Hatch Brands Hatch 22 September
9 Japan Fuji 1000 Kilometres Fuji Speedway 6 October
10 Malaysia Malaysia 800 Selangor Shah Alam Circuit 1 December

† - Non-points races for teams.

Season results[edit]

Races[edit]

Rnd Circuit C1 Winning Team C2 Winning Team Results
C1 Winning Drivers C2 Winning Drivers
1 Mugello Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
2 Monza Germany Porsche Kremer Racing United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
Germany Manfred Winkelhock
Switzerland Marc Surer
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
3 Silverstone Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom Ray Mallock
United Kingdom Mike Wilds
4 La Sarthe Germany Joest Racing United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
Germany Klaus Ludwig
Germany "John Winter"
Italy Paolo Barilla
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
United Kingdom Mark Galvin
5 Hockenheimring Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Results
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United Kingdom Ray Mallock
United Kingdom David Leslie
United Kingdom Mike Wilds
6 Mosport Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
7 Spa-Francorchamps Italy Martini Racing United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
France Bob Wollek
Italy Mauro Baldi
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
8 Brands Hatch Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Results
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United Kingdom Ray Mallock
United Kingdom Mike Wilds
9 Fuji Japan Hoshino Racing Japan Auto Beaurex Motorsport Results
Japan Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Japan Akira Hagiwara
Japan Kenji Matsumoto
Japan Kazuo Mogi
Japan Toshio Motohashi
10 Shah Alam Germany Rothmans Porsche United Kingdom ADA Engineering Results
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom Richard Piper
United Kingdom Ian Harrower
United Kingdom Evan Clements

Drivers Championship[edit]

Points were awarded to the drivers of the top 10 placed cars in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 [1] and drivers of C2 cars were also awarded 2 bonus points if they finished in any of the top ten outright positions.[2] However points were not awarded if a driver:

  • drove more than one car in the race [3]
  • failed to drive the car for at least 30% of the distance [3]
  • drove a car which did not complete 90% of the winner's distance

All drivers were eligible to score points in the overall championship, but drivers of C2 class cars were also awarded points separately for their own title.

Only half points were awarded at Round 9 due to the race being stopped [3] with less than 50% distance having been covered.

World Endurance Championship for Drivers[edit]

The 1985 FIA World Endurance Championship for Drivers was awarded jointly to Rothmans Porsche teammates Hans-Joachim Stuck and Derek Bell who shared a Porsche 962C throughout the season

Group C2[edit]

The Group C2 title was awarded to Gordon Spice and Ray Bellm who shared a Tiga Ford entered by Spice Engineering.

Teams Championship[edit]

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

  • Teams were only given points for their highest finishing car; any other team cars were merely skipped in the points allocation
  • Teams did not score points if the car did not complete 90% of the winner's distance.

All cars were eligible to score for their team in the overall championship, but C2 class cars were also awarded points separately for their own title.

Rounds 2, 8, and 10 were not part of the Teams Championship and counted only for the Drivers titles.

Only half points were awarded at Round 9 due to the race being stopped with less than 50% distance having been covered.[3]

World Endurance Championship for Teams[edit]

Pos [4] Team [4] Chassis Engine Mug [4] Sil [4] LeM [4] Hoc [4] Mos [4] Spa [4] Fuj [4] Total [4]
1 Germany Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956B
Porsche 962C
Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
20

20

12

20

20

15
107
2 Italy Martini Lancia Lancia LC2 Ferrari 308C 3.0L Turbo V8 10 12 6 10 20 58
3 Germany New-Man Joest Racing Porsche 956B Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 6 20 12 12 50
4 Germany Kremer Porsche Racing Porsche 956B
Porsche 962C
Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
15

10
8

10

43
5 United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Racing with Porsche Porsche 956B
Porsche 956B GTi
Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
8
15


8
31
6 Switzerland Brun Motorsport Porsche 956B
Porsche 962C
Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6
12

1
15

28
7 United Kingdom Jaguar Jaguar XJR-6 Jaguar 6.2L V12 12 8 20
8 Germany Obermaier Racing Team Porsche 956B Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 6 4 3 4 3 20
9 United Kingdom Spice Engineering Tiga GC84
Spice-Tiga GC85
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8

4

2

8

2
16
10 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 956B Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 10 10
10 Japan Hoshino Racing March 85G Nissan 10 10
12 Japan Panasport Nissan LM 05C Nissan 7.5 7.5
13 Germany Team Labatts Gebhardt JC843
Gebhardt JC853
BMW 3.5L I6
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8

6
6
13 Japan Tom's Co Ltd Tom's 85c Toyota 6 6
15 Auto Beaurex Motor Sport Tom's 85c Toyota 5 5
16 United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Ecosse C285 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
2

3

5
17 Bierl Racing Sauber C7 Chevrolet 4 4
17 Cosmik Racing Promotion March 84G Porsche 4 4
17 Hasemi Motor Sport March 85G Nissan 4 4
20 Italy Carma F.F. Alba AR2
Alba AR6
Carma FF 1.9L Turbo I4 3


1
4
21 United Kingdom Ark Racing / Arthur Houghs Pressing Ceekar 83J Ford Cosworth BDX 2.0L I4 3 3
21 Japan Trust Racing Team Porsche 956 Porsche 2.6L Turbo Flat-6 3 3
23 Denmark Jens Winther Danmark URD C83 BMW 3.5L I6 2 2
23 English Enterprises Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet 2 2
23 Misaki Speed Tom's 85B Toyota 2 2
26 Central 20 Racing Team Lola T810 Nissan 1.5 1.5
27 "Victor" / V Coggiola Porsche 935 Porsche 1 1
27 Cheetah Automobiles Cheetah G604 Aston Martin 1 1
27 Dome Co Ltd Dome 85C Toyota 1 1
30 Team Ikuzawa Tom's 85C Toyota 0.5 0.5

Group C2 Prototype FIA Cup[edit]

Pos [4] Team [4] Chassis Engine Mug [4] Sil [4] LeM [4] Hoc [4] Mos [4] Spa [4] Fuj [4] Total [4]
1 United Kingdom Spice Engineering Tiga GC84
Spice-Tiga GC85
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8

20

15

20

15

20

20
110
2 United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Ecosse C285 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0L V8
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
20

20


10
50
3 United Kingdom Ark Racing / Arthur Houghs Pressing Ceekar 83J Ford Cosworth BDX 2.0L I4 10 8 10 12 6 46
4 Denmark Jens Winther Danmark URD C83 BMW 3.5L I6 12 8 12 32
5 Italy Carma F.F. Alba AR2
Alba AR6
Carma FF 1.9L Turbo I4 15


4

12
31
6 Germany Team Labatts Gebhardt JC843
Gebhardt JC853
BMW 3.5L I6
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8

15

15
30
7 United Kingdom Roy Baker Promotions Ford Tiga GC284
Tiga GC285
Ford BDT 1.7L Turbo I4 8


10
2

20
8 Japan Mazdaspeed Mazda 737C Mazda 13B 1.3L 2-Rotor 6 12 18
9 United Kingdom ADA Engineering Gebhardt JC843 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 15 15
10 Sweden Strandell Motors Standell 85 Porsche 3.3L Turbo Flat-6 12 12
11 Raymond Bassaler Sauber SHS C6 BMW 8 4 12
12 Gebhardt Motorsport Gebhardt JC853 Ford 10 10
12 Auto Beaurex Motor Sport Lotec M1C BMW 10 10
14 Grifo Autoracing Alba AR3 Ford 8 8
15 MRS Racing Products Mazda RX-7 254 Mazda 7.5 7.5
16 Bartlett Chevron Racing with Goodmans Sound Chevron B62 Ford 6 6
17 Jens Nykjaer Nykjaer BMW 3 3

FIA Grand Touring Cup[edit]

Pos [4] Team [4] Chassis Engine Mug [4] Sil [4] LeM [4] Hoc [4] Mos [4] Spa [4] Fuj [4] Total [4]
1 Germany Helmut Gall BMW M1 BMW 3.5L I6 20 20 20 60
2 English Enterprises Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet 20 20
3 Bauerle Farben Team BMW M1 BMW 3.5L I6 15 15
= Zwiren Racing Mazda RX-7 Mazda 15 15
5 Vogelsang Autombil BMW M1 BMW 3.5L I6 12 12
6 Trust Racing Team Toyota Celica Toyota 10 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide To International Motor Racing, 1995, page 260
  2. ^ Michael Cotton, Directory of World Sportscars, 1988, page 14
  3. ^ a b c d Autosport, 30 January 1986
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad 1986 FIA Yearbook, Red Section, pages 80-81

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