1984 BRDC International Trophy

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The 1984 BRDC International Trophy (formally the XXXVI Marlboro / Daily Express International Trophy) was a Formula Two motor race held at Silverstone on 1 April 1984. It was the 36th running of the International Trophy, and the seventh and last under Formula Two regulations. It was also the opening race of the 1984 European Formula Two Championship.[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 Laps Time/Retired Grid[5]
1 1 New Zealand Mike Thackwell Ralt Racing Ltd Ralt-Honda RH6/84 47 1:01:04.11 2
2 2 Brazil Roberto Moreno Ralt Racing Ltd Ralt-Honda RH6/84 47 + 34.14 1
3 17 France Michel Ferté Martini Racing France/ORECA Martini-BMW 001 46 + 1 Lap 11
4 3 Belgium Thierry Tassin Onyx Race Engineering March-BMW 842 46 + 1 Lap 4
5 33 France Pascal Fabre PMC Motorsport / BS Automotive March-BMW 842 46 + 1 Lap 8
6 4 Italy Emanuele Pirro Onyx Race Engineering March-BMW 842 46 + 1 Lap 3
7 66 Germany Christian Danner PMC Motorsport / BS Automotive March-BMW 842 46 + 1 Lap 6
8 18 Belgium Didier Theys Martini Racing France/ORECA Martini-BMW 001 46 + 1 Lap 7
9 10 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi Team Minardi-BMW M283 45 + 2 Laps 12
10 21 Italy Stefano Livio Merzario Team Srl Merzario-BMW M84 44 + 3 Laps 19
11 5 France Pierre Petit Onyx Race Engineering March-BMW 842 43 + 4 Laps 10
DNF 19 Switzerland Rolf Biland S.A.R.-Swiss Automobil Racing Club / Horag Racing March-BMW 832 30 Gear linkage 15
DNF 7 Austria Jo Gartner Emco Sports Spirit-BMW 201B 29 Mechanical 9
DNF 9 Italy Roberto Del Castello Minardi Team Minardi-BMW M283 29 Accident 17
DNF 20 Switzerland Bert Jans S.A.R.-Swiss Automobil Racing Club / Horag Racing March-BMW 832 18 Engine 20
DNF 44 Sweden Tomas Kaiser PMC Motorsport / BS Automotive March-BMW 842 18 Engine 18
DNF 6 France Philippe Streiff AGS Elf (Armagnac Bigorre) AGS-BMW JH19C 12 Engine 5
DNF 8 Italy Lamberto Leoni Emco Sports Minardi-BMW M283 4 Accident 13
DNF 22 Italy Aldo Bertuzzi Merzario Team Srl Merzario-BMW M84 1 Accident damage 21
DNF 11 Austria ”Pierre Chauvet” Emco Sports Spirit-BMW 201B 0 Accident 16
DNF 15 Italy Guido Daccò Sanremo Racing Srl March-BMW 832 0 Accident 14

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