1988 World Sportscar Championship season

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1988 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1988 World Sportscar Championship season was the 36th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured the 1988 FIA World Sports Prototype Championship which was open to FIA Group C and Group C2 cars and to IMSA GTP, GTX, GTO and GTU cars. The championship was contested over an eleven race series which ran from 6 March to 20 November 1988.

Martin Brundle was awarded the World Sports Prototype Championship for Drivers, Gordon Spice and Ray Bellm jointly won the FIA Cup for Group C2 Drivers, Silk Cut Jaguar was awarded the World Sports Prototype Championship for Teams and Spice Engineering won the FIA Cup for Group C2 Teams.

Schedule[edit]

Jaguar won the Teams Championship with its XJR9 model
Sauber Mercedes placed second in the Teams Championship
Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Spain 800 km Jerez Circuito Permanente de Jerez 6 March
2 Spain 360 km Jarama Circuito Permanente Del Jarama 13 March
3 Italy 1000km Monza Autodromo Nazionale Monza 10 April
4 United Kingdom Autosport 1000 km Silverstone Silverstone Circuit 8 May
5 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 11 June
12 June
6 Czechoslovakia Grand Prix ČSSR Autodrom Brno 10 July
7 United Kingdom 1000 km Brands Hatch Brands Hatch 24 July
8 Germany ADAC 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 4 September
9 Belgium 1000km Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 18 September
10 Japan Fuji 1000 km Fuji Speedway 9 October
11 Australia Lucas Supersprint Sandown Park 20 November

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers as follows:

  • 60-45-36-30-24-18-12-9-6-3 for the Le Mans 24 hour race [1]
  • 40-30-24-20-16-12-8-6-4-2 for 800–1000 km races [1]
  • 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 for 360 km races [1]

Bonus points were awarded to drivers of Group C2 cars which finished within the first ten outright positions as follows:

  • 6 points for the Le Mans 24 hour race [1]
  • 4 points for 800–1000 km races [1]
  • 2 points for 360 km races [1]

In addition:

  • Drivers had to drive at least 30% of their cars distance to score points.[1]
  • Only the seven best race results could be retained by each driver.[1]
  • Only the best placed car from each team was eligible to score points towards the Teams Championship,[1] with no points awarded for positions filled by other cars.
  • Results from all races counted towards the Teams Championship.[1]
  • Neither driver nor teams scored points if the car did not complete 90% of the winner's distance.

Results and standings[edit]

Race Results[edit]

Rnd Circuit C1 Winning Team C2 Winning Team Results
C1 Winning Drivers C2 Winning Drivers
1 Jerez Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Italy Mauro Baldi
Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
2 Jarama United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
United States Eddie Cheever
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
3 Monza United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
United States Eddie Cheever
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
4 Silverstone United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
United States Eddie Cheever
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
Italy Almo Coppelli
Denmark Thorkild Thyrring
5 La Sarthe United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries
Netherlands Jan Lammers
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
France Pierre de Thoisy
6 Brno Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
7 Brands Hatch United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
Denmark John Nielsen
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
8 Nürburgring Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes Italy Kelmar Racing Team Results
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Germany Jochen Mass
Italy Vito Veninata
Italy Pasquale Barberio
9 Spa-Francorchamps Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
Italy Mauro Baldi
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Italy Almo Coppelli
Denmark Thorkild Thyrring
10 Fuji United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
United States Eddie Cheever
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
Denmark John Nielsen
Chile Eliseo Salazar
Denmark Thorkild Thyrring
11 Sandown Park Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes United Kingdom Spice Engineering Results
France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom Gordon Spice
United Kingdom Ray Bellm

World Sports Prototype Championship for Drivers[edit]

Position [2] Driver [2] Points [2]
1 Martin Brundle 240
2 Jean-Louis Schlesser 208
3 Mauro Baldi 188
4 Eddie Cheever 182
5 Jochen Mass 180
6 Klaus Ludwig 145
7 "John Winter" 140
8 Frank Jelinski 135
9 Bob Wollek 122
10 Jan Lammers 118
11 John Nielsen 97
12 Ray Bellm 94
Gordon Spice
14 Johnny Dumfries 88
15 Stanley Dickens 72
16 Thorkild Thyrring 63
Almo Coppelli
18 Manuel Reuter 58
19 Stefan Johansson 55
20 James Weaver 54
21 Oscar Larrauri 50
22 Hans-Joachim Stuck 45
23 John Watson 42
24 Massimo Sigala 38
Antoine Salamin
26 Uwe Schaefer 34
Jesus Pareja
28 David Hobbs 32
29 Larry Perkins 30
Price Cobb
Derek Daly
Franz Konrad
33 Costas Los 26
34 Didier Theys 24
Paolo Barilla
36 Volker Weidler 22
37 Derek Bell 20
Giovanni Lavaggi
Hideki Okada
Philippe Streiff
Bruno Giacomelli
42 Claude Ballot-Lena 19
Jean-Louis Ricci
44 Mario Andretti 18
Michael Andretti
John Andretti
47 Nils-Kristian Nissen 17
48 Wayne Taylor 16
49 Nick Adams 15
50 Walter Brun 14
51 Rainieri Randaccio 13
52 Tim Lee-Davey 12
Harald Huysman
Kazuo Mogi
Pierre-Alain Lombardi
Bruno Sotty
Kunimitsu Takahashi
58 George Fouche 11
Eje Elgh
60 Philippe de Henning 10
61 Hellmut Mundas 8
Martin Donnelly
Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Roberto Ravaglia
Maurizio Sandro Sala
Maurizio Gellini
Richard Jones
68 Pasquale Barberio 6
Will Hoy
Arthur Abrahams
Martin Schanche
Kaoru Hoshino
Masahiko Kageyama
Naoki Hoshino
John Sheldon
Tom Dodd-Noble
John Smith
Juergen Barth
Friedrich Glatz
Vito Veninata
81 Stefano Sebastiani 5
82 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 4
Andrew Miedecke
Enzo Calderari
David Kennedy
Yojiro Terada
Dudley Wood
88 Brian Redman 3
Paul Slott
90 Helmut Gall 2
Walter Maurer
Vern Schuppan
Sarel van der Merwe
Luigi Taverna

FIA Cup for C2 Drivers[edit]

Position [2] Driver [2] Points [2]
1 Ray Bellm 260
Gordon Spice
3 Thorkild Thyrring 237
4 Almo Coppelli 197
5 Vito Veninata 130
6 Claude Ballot-Lena 101
Jean-Louis Ricci
8 Costas Los 100
9 Pasquale Barberio 98
10 John Sheldon 74
11 Rainieri Randaccio 68
12 Jiro Yoneyama 65
13 Pierre de Thoisy 60
14 Nick Adams 56
Olindo Iacobelli
Richard Piper
Wayne Taylor
18 Tim Harvey 48
Richard Jones
20 Ian Harrower 45
21 Martin Schanche 44
22 Eliseo Salazar 40
23 Jean Messaoudi 36
Pierre-Francois Rousselot
25 Will Hoy 35
26 Arthur Abrahams 31
27 Louis Descartes 30
Thomas Hessert
Philippe de Henning
30 John Williams 24
Dominique Lacaud
32 Hideo Fukuyama 20
Friedrich Glatz
34 Michael Allison 18
Stephen Hynes
Pierre-A. Lombardi
Bruno Sotty
38 Maurizio Gellini 16
Mike Kimpton
Paul Stott
41 John Smith 15
42 Robin Smith 12
Stefano Sebastiani
Robin Donovan
Neil Crang
Michel Lateste
Dan Murphy
48 Graham Duxbury 10
Andrew Miedecke
50 Max Cohen-Olivar 9
Patrick de Radigues
52 David Andrews 8
Chris Ashmore
Lon Bender
Helmut Gall
Walter Maurer
57 Chris Hodgetts 6
Dudley Wood
Paolo Ciafardoni
Gerard Tremblay
Steve Kempton
62 Luigi Taverna 4
Jean-Pierre Frey
Nicola Marozzo

World Sports Prototype Championship for Teams[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-8
Jaguar XJR-9
Jaguar 7.0L V12
30

20

40

40

60

15

40

30

30

40

12
357
2 Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber C9 Mercedes M117 5.0L Turbo V8 40 15 30 30 20 24 40 40 16 20 275
3 Germany Joest Racing Porsche Porsche 962C Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 24 3 20 20 36 8 30 24 24 189
4 Switzerland Brun Motorsport Porsche 962C Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 12 10 24 12 16 20 94
5 United Kingdom Spice Engineering Spice SE88C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 8 4 6 12 4 20 16 8 78
6 Germany Porsche AG Porsche 962C Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 45 30 75
7 Switzerland Swiss Team Salamin Porsche 962C Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 4 4 8 2 8 4 8 38
8 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 962C
Porsche 962CK6
Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 8 12 9 2 31
9 United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Racing Porsche 962C GTi Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 20 8 28
10 Japan From-A Racing Porsche 962C Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 20 20
11 United Kingdom GP Motorsport Spice SE87C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 6 12 18
12 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Spice SE86C
Spice SE88C
Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8

2

1
1
6
4 2 16
13 United Kingdom Team Davey Tiga GC88
Porsche 962C
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L Turbo V8
Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
6 6 12
14 Italy Kelmar Racing Tiga Tiga GC85
Tiga GC288
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
2

4

3
9
15 France Primagaz Competition Cougar C20B
Porsche 962C
Cougar C12
Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
8 8
16= United Kingdom ADA Engineering ADA 03 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 4 4
16= Japan Mazdaspeed Mazda 757
Mazda 767
Mazda 13G 2.0L 3-Rotor
Mazda 13J 2.6L 4-Rotor

4
4
18 Norway Team Lucky Strike Schanche Argo JM19C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 2 2 4
19 Australia Schuppan Racing Team Porsche 962C Porsche 3.0L Turbo Flat-6 3 3
20 Germany Walter Maurer Racing Lotec C87 BMW 2.0L Turbo I4 1 1

All cars were eligible to score points towards the Teams Championship, but Group C2 cars also scored separately for their own award.

FIA Cup for C2 Teams[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1 United Kingdom Spice Engineering Spice SE88C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 40 20 40 40 60 20 40 30 40 40 20 390
2 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Spice SE86C
Spice SE88C
Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8

24

15

24

16
12
20
24 24 16 10 185
3 Italy Kelmar Racing Tiga Tiga GC85
Tiga GC288
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 12
8

24

10

16

40

8

24

12
154
4 United Kingdom GP Motorsport Spice SE87C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 30 24 16 30 100
5 United Kingdom Charles Ivey Racing Tiga GC287 Porsche 2.8L Turbo Flat-6 16 20 36 6 78
6 United Kingdom ADA Engineering ADA 03 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 6 45 15 72
7 Norway Team Lucky Strike Schanche Argo JM19C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 20 3 12 12 20 67
8 United Kingdom PC Automotive Argo JM19C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 12 8 20 16 56
9 United Kingdom Roy Baker Racing Tiga GC286 Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 8 18 8 12 46
10 France MT Sport Racing Argo JM19C Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8 30 6 36
11 France Automobiles Louis Descartes ALD 03
ALD 04
BMW M80 3.5L I6
6

24
6 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Seasonal Survey, Autosport, January 1988, page 38
  2. ^ a b c d e f 1988 Sports-Prototype Championship, www.dlg.speedfreaks.org Retrieved 9 May 2012

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